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“Power” to the Peds: Pediatric Power Mobility
Approximately 13 years ago, a 5-month-old girl named Kay (name changed for confidentiality) revolutionized the way I view independence and inspired me to push the envelope when it came to making the world accessible to the clients I serve. Kay was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type-1 (www.curesma.org), required the use of ventilator, and had very little independent movement of her body, secondary to the muscle weakness associated with SMA. It only took one encounter with Kay for me to realize she is an incredible person and soon she would become one of my greatest teachers.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 1/20/2015 4:21:47 PM | 0 comments


Updated: Ready… Set… Go! Exploring the World of Pediatric Ultra Lightweight Manual Wheelchairs
Wheelchairs have evolved immensely, but especially over the past 20 years. The most recent surge in technological advances for manual wheelchairs began in the 1990’s and has continued with the implementation of lighter weight material being utilized in manufacturing and the ability to truly customize a wheelchair for each individual.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 1/11/2015 11:12:15 PM | 0 comments


Educational Events for 2015
Happy New Year! This time of year is when many people make a list of goals they would like to accomplish over the course of the next year and outline their schedule of events. If one of your goals is to broaden your knowledge in the areas of seating and mobility, assistive technology, and complex rehabilitation technology, we have a few suggestions of events you may want to add to your calendar!

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 1/4/2015 12:12:53 PM | 0 comments


Making a List and Checking it Twice – Gift Giving Resources for a Child with a Disability
Do you believe in the magic of the holiday season? I do! One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to go gift shopping for my family and friends. I don’t start shopping until after Thanksgiving and thoroughly enjoy wondering through the mall for hours on end in search of the perfect gift for each person on my list. 

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 12/21/2014 7:49:21 PM | 0 comments


Ready… Set… Go! Exploring the World of Pediatric Ultra Lightweight Manual Wheelchairs
Updated to include the *new* Zippie X'CAPE - click here to read

Wheelchairs have evolved immensely over time, but especially over the past 20 years. The most recent surge in technological advances for manual wheelchairs began in the 1990’s and has continued with the implementation of lighter weight material being utilized in manufacturing and the ability to truly customize a wheelchair for each individual.


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Posted to Angie Kiger on 12/14/2014 11:42:18 PM | 1 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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12/15/2014 | John
Lots of great stuff here Angie. IMO, the most powerful message you make is this..."The youn...

11/25/2014 | John
Thanks for the good work on remembering Caregivers. As a caregiver myself, the important aspect ...

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...