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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA with the Next Generation
On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. According to a written statement by President Bush on display in the Disability Rights Museum on Wheels, signing the ADA was one of the proudest moments of his administration.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 7/27/2015 3:50:31 PM | 0 comments


Comradery & Unstoppable Competitive Spirit: Warrior Games 2015 Engaging in recreational and leisure activities is vital for everyone’s overall quality of life and health. Throughout my career as a Recreation Therapist and an Assistive Technology Professional I have seen the many benefits that come from incorporating recreation into not only the rehabilitation process, but into everyday life of individuals who have a congenital or acquired illness and/or disability.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 7/16/2015 9:52:32 AM | 0 comments


​Room for Adjustments in Ultralight Manual Wheelchairs
Proper configuration and fit of an ultralight manual wheelchair are essential for ensuring a user’s ability to use their wheelchair in the most functional, efficient, and healthy way possible. 


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Posted to Angie Kiger on 7/2/2015 6:10:00 PM | 0 comments


Differences Between Power Wheelchair Base Configurations – Rear vs Front vs Mid
While recently visiting a wheelchair clinic, I was pulled into a power wheelchair evaluation for a consultation. When I joined the evaluation, the client was trialing a brand new demo mid-wheel drive (MWD) power wheelchair.

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Posted to Guest Blogger on 6/17/2015 3:30:34 PM | 0 comments


When a Standard Wheelchair is Not Enough
According to Merriam-Webster’s online thesaurus, synonyms for the word “standard” include: average, run-of-the-mill, and standard-issue. When it comes to selecting a wheelchair for a client or loved-one, I would not consider any of those words as accurate descriptors for what I envision as the best piece of equipment to meet an end user’s individual needs. However, depending on the situation a less complex and customizable seating system and wheelchair may be the most appropriate option. 


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Posted to Angie Kiger on 5/27/2015 10:34:12 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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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...