The human body is inherently structured for an upright posture. From the initial stages of development, the progression is directed towards achieving an upright stance—beginning with the ability to roll over in the first few months, followed by crawling at approximately 9 months, and culminating in the act of pulling oneself to stand at around 10 months. This developmental trajectory is driven by the overarching aim of attaining the distinct perspective and autonomy afforded by independent standing and mobility.
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This could be for a number of reasons such as reducing the stress on shoulder joints, insufficient strength, fatigue, independence, or accessing powered seating functions. Overall, there are likely several goals for wheelchair users and their families as well as the clinical considerations of their therapy team to take into account.
A systematic review in 2016, explored factors influencing participation of wheelchair users in their social and community environments. The scope to change outcomes by addressing some factors or accommodating for others was also identified. When looking at the “modifiable” factors, there is a wide range where the use of a power add-on unit can improve participation and access. Some examples include:
Supporting seating and posture throughout the day, often requires more than one piece of assistive technology to optimise function, participation, and quality of life. When a wheeled mobility device with seating is not able to meet certain goals, using an alternative specialty seating system can be considered.
Astris PME offers multiple avenues for follow-up, preventative maintenance and service checks to continue to work with and support users of assistive technology.
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