The path to perfect wheelchair propulsion

The path to perfect wheelchair propulsion Clinicians can maximize wheelchair propulsion efficiency through personalized configuration, careful selection of parts and accessories, and effective education on propulsion techniques. From the first stroke of the day to the last, the perfect wheelchair should support and empower clients to lead fulfilling lives. Contrary to popular belief, the task […]

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries What is Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. It can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate, […]

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)?  Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disorder that affects the control of muscle movement. It is caused by a loss of specialized nerve cells, called motor neurons, in the spinal cord and the part of the brain that is connected to the spinal cord. It leads to weakness and […]

Quadriplegia

What is Quadriplegia? Quadriplegia is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso. The loss usually means that both sensation and control are lost. Muscles may be flaccid or spastic. Paralysis can be either partial, periodic, complete, or incomplete. Paralysis of […]

Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA)

What is Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA)? Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), also known as Duchenne-Aran muscular atrophy, is a rare subtype of motor neuron disease. Progressive muscular atrophy only affects the lower motor neurons. It is a sibling condition to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which affects both the upper and lower motor neurons. The distinction is […]

Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS)

What is Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS)? Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can affect polio survivors decades after they recover from their initial poliovirus infection. It is characterized by a set of health problems, such as muscle weakness, fatigue (mental and physical), and pain from joint deterioration, that begins about 15 to 40 years after […]

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

What is Osteogenesis Imperfecta? Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI, or brittle bones disease) is a group of genetic disorders that mainly affect the bones. The term “osteogenesis imperfecta” means imperfect bone formation. People with this condition have bones that break easily, often from mild trauma or with no apparent cause. Multiple fractures are common, and in severe […]

Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

What is Muscular Dystrophy? Muscular dystrophy (MD) encompasses a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. The particular form of muscular dystrophy dictates which muscles are primarily affected, the degree of weakness, how fast they worsen, and when symptoms begin. Some forms […]