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24 Hour Postural Care: What Is It and Who Can Benefit?
In our industry we spend a great deal of time training clinicians, suppliers, end users, and caregivers on the importance of proper positioning when clients are seated in their wheelchairs. While proper seating is vital, it’s important that we consider what happens when clients are not seated in their customized seating systems. Longtime friend of Sunrise Medical and Occupational Therapist, Tamara Kittelson-Aldred provides fantastic insight on 24 hour postural care.

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Posted to Guest Blogger on 4/14/2015 8:40:13 PM | 0 comments


Big Celebrations at Sunrise Medical in April!
Cue the streamers and party music, Sunrise Medical is celebrating the addition of new members to our family. On April 2nd it was officially announced that Sunrise Medical acquired Switch-It Inc. For over 25 years, Switch-It has been designing, manufacturing, and distributing specialty input devices and alternative drive controls. The timing of Switch-It joining the Sunrise family could not be more perfect. “Why” you ask? 

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 4/3/2015 4:27:29 PM | 0 comments


#GoGreen4CP: Going Green for National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
At Sunrise Medical, we’ve been feeling green all month and today I am proudly rocking the color green! No, I’m not on a crazy mission to extend St. Patrick’s Day festivities, we are celebrating National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month by helping to paint the world green today March 25th, National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day! 

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 3/25/2015 12:01:07 AM | 0 comments


​JAY Has Your Back – Six Tips for Choosing the Best Backrest All of my life I have played sports, but due to a busy schedule my days of playing on teams is on hold. These days I serve as an assistant softball coach for my oldest niece or cheer on my nephews from the sidelines. One trend I have noticed is that the metal bleachers are becoming emptier, but the number of spectators is not changing. So what’s the story? 

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 3/20/2015 1:52:48 PM | 0 comments


March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
Do you know what country music star Clay Walker, R&B singer Tamia, former talk show host Montel Williams, political figure Ann Romney, and the late Mousekeeter/America’s sweetheart Annette Funicello have in common? Each of these individuals were diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 3/15/2015 6:44:15 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...