Accurately configuring a manual wheelchair to meet the specific needs of a client is extremely important for several reasons: Enhancing comfort and function: A properly configured manual wheelchair can enhance the comfort and function of the user. This can lead to improved mobility, greater independence, and increased participation in activities of daily living. Reducing the […]
Study shows a direct link between cognitive decline and sleep apnea.
Cognitive decline may be caused by untreated sleep problems. FG Trade/Getty Images Studies have shown that sleep apnea may cause cognitive impairment. This research is unusual in that all participants were healthy and had no comorbidities. A study has shown that cognitive decline due to obstructive sleeping apnea in men can start as early as middle-age. […]
ALS Home Modification: The Time is Now
Occupational therapists are highly skilled healthcare professionals who help clients improve their quality of living by treating mental and physical dysfunctions. These skills are complemented by specialization in accessibility design. We strive to help our clients function safely and independently in their homes, at work, and in their local communities. As OTs, our clients span the […]
Cushions and Pressure Reduction
Stress can’t be removed in seats, so instead, we have to concentrate on the redistribution of stress. There are various theories used to attain the supply of stress; immersion/envelopment and offloading/redirecting. Immersion is the ability for the human body to sink to the material. It’s described as the depth, that the body sinks to the support surface. Envelopment is understood to be the support surface’s capacity to conform around the shapes of the human body.
DME vs CRT
There are two categories of equipment that have distinct requirements and criteria: Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT). DME wheelchairs are the standard wheelchairs you see in hospitals or nursing homes and are purchased in bulk to meet short term needs. DME power mobility devices include scooters and standard power wheelchairs with a captain’s seat and back. CRT products are significantly different from standard DME and include services along with products.
Once we sleep, what happens in the mind?
Once we are deep in slumber what happens in the mind? What about in pain and anxiety? Do hormones and neurons play a role? These are the questions we’ll handle employing the evidence available.