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Pull up a Seat - Meet JAY® and Jeff Rogers

Seating and positioning is one of the most important aspects of creating the best wheeled mobility system for a client, so during my career at Sunrise I have spent a great deal of time working with our product managers and JAY® engineers. In order to order to gain bit more insight into the world of JAY®, I decided to interview JAY® Product Manager, Jeff Rogers.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 9/15/2014 1:43:32 PM | 0 comments

Back to School Wheelchair Accessories & Technology Tips
Growing up in Virginia, Labor Day weekend was a time filled with mixed emotions, but thanks to the “Kings Dominion Law” the Tuesday after Labor Day marked the first day of school (Got to love Virginia’s theme park-related legislation). I remember the thrill of finding the perfect Trapper Keeper® (Side note: this 80’s classic is back!) while school supply shopping with my parents and the uneasy feeling on the first day as I walked in my classroom not sure of who would be assigned to sit next to me for the next nine months of school.

In honor of this exciting time of year, I decided this would be the perfect time to discuss a few wheelchair accessories and technology tips related to school.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 8/29/2014 4:05:42 PM | 0 comments

Interview with Scott Valentine and His Experience with Eleanore’s Project During any given week, Scott Valentine, Account Manager for Sunrise Medical spends his 50-70 hours of professional time completing a list of tasks that include: in-services and training for both suppliers and therapists on Sunrise products and staying informed of current industry state and federal reimbursement policies.  Scott also participates in wheelchair clinics answering questions about his product portfolio that can lead to proper product prescriptions for end users. Being an integral member of the Sunrise Medical team for 20 years, Scott has truly embraced the company’s mission to “Improve People’s Lives.”  This spring however, Scott felt the desire to take this mission a step further. 

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Posted to Steve Boucher on 8/14/2014 11:50:29 AM | 2 comments

How 3-year-old Mimi Taught Me to Appreciate the Little Things Before I joined the Sunrise Medical team, I worked fulltime at a pediatric transitional care and rehabilitation hospital. Over the 12 years I worked there I not only honed my skills as a clinician, but I also met fantastic people. Recently, I met up with a former client named Mimi who taught me a great deal about internal drive and appreciating the little things in life.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 8/8/2014 11:04:53 AM | 0 comments

5 Impactful Take-Aways from My Week at Camp Cookouts, flip flops, lightening bugs, fireworks, and sipping ice cold sweet tea on a hot day are just a few of the things that make Summer such a special time of year. Growing up, one of the items at the top of my summertime to do list was camp.
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to go back to summer camp when Wendy Atlizer, owner of Milestones Physical Therapy Inc., invited me to Camp Gizmo to work with her team in the Mobility Lab. 

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 7/27/2014 1:30:00 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...