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Celebrating Fall with Costume Contest Fun! My friends and family will be the first to tell you that I am NOT a cold weather kind of girl. I do whatever I can to hang onto every single aspect of summer that I possibly can… I will wear flip flops with jeans and a sweater in October when it’s 60°F outside. (Please note 60°F is freezing in my world.)

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 10/31/2014 4:30:00 AM | 0 comments

Peeling Back the Layers of Custom Seating!
My first week working for Sunrise Medical I traveled to our manufacturing facility in Fresno, California. As a self-proclaimed assistive technology nerd, I was completely blown away by the order intake and manufacturing process. I recall spending extra time in the custom seating section of the facility where I intently watched the precision that went into cutting and layering the foam combination of a custom seating system order.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 10/30/2014 12:50:02 PM | 0 comments

Happy Physical Therapy Month! October is National Physical Therapy (PT) Month. On behalf of Sunrise Medical, I would like to say “Thank you” to all of the physical therapists and physical therapy assistants for improving the lives of your clients on a daily basis.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 10/6/2014 10:23:27 AM | 0 comments

"Improving People's Lives" on World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day
Nearly every week growing up I spent time with my cousins. Whether it was eating Saturday evening supper at Granddaddy and Granny’s or going to Sunday School, it was pretty much guaranteed my family would get together with the “Other Kigers” at some point each week. Looking back I am sure my parents, aunt, and uncle had a sweet deal because with one boy and two girls in each family we were evenly matched and entertained ourselves. Susan was the oldest cousin and oldest girl, so what the girls played was typically driven by what Susan wanted to do.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 10/1/2014 10:08:22 AM | 0 comments

5 Factors to Consider in CRT Product Selection
Each year there are approximately 12,000 new cases of National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) across the United States. Today, statistics show that there are 273,000 individuals living with a SCI. The majority of these individuals (over 80%) are young males with the average age of injury occurring at 42.6 years of age.  For those of us who have been in the Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) industry for, well, let’s say “a while,” we remember when an individual spent an average of 24 days in the acute wing of the hospital and then spent the next three to four months on the rehab unit.  Today, those with a SCI spend about 11 days in the acute unit and just over 30 days in rehab. 

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Posted to Steve Boucher on 9/24/2014 6:32:01 PM | 0 comments
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Disclaimer: The contents of this blog are intended to be utilized as a general resource for clinicians and suppliers to then use clinical reasoning skills to determine optimal seating and mobility solutions for individual clients.  Steve and Angie are unable to answer questions from members of the general public including caregivers and end users.  Members of the general public should direct specific questions to their own clinicians, medical, suppliers, or other health care professionals.




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8/19/2014 | Tamaralka
I so enjoyed reading this story with Scott's perspectives on our work together in Peru this y...

8/15/2014 | Kylin
What an incredible story! Such a wonderful organization. Thank you so much for sharing. I am s...

7/6/2014 | Steve
Great article with a nice short & sweet list of references! Keep 'em coming Angie &amp...

6/3/2014 | Connie Montoya

5/1/2014 | John V. Mock
This is a great list Angie...suggest you distribute this to the sales team via email for full vie...