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CTF releases position statement

February 28, 2024HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine – The Clinician Task Force (CTF) has released a “Scope of Practice for Seating and Wheeled Mobility Clinical Services” to define occupational and physical therapy roles and responsibilities in seating and wheeled mobility services. The position statement, completed in December 2023, also provides guidance for educators, rehabilitation professionals, medical providers, funding sources, policymakers and seating and wheeled mobility manufacturers. “We saw...

Clinician Task Force (CTF), Mobility, Seating


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Broda prioritizes education

April 7, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ST. LOUIS – Brenda Mahon, OTD, OTR, the clinical education manager for Broda, plans to host clinical chats almost every month in 2023 to educate more clinicians about seating and mobility.  Mahon, who joined the company in July of 2022, planned to co-host the chat in January with Anna Sokol, RN, MN, BScN, BScKin, a clinical education specialist with Motion Concepts in Canada, to talk about how to select a cushion.   “As an OT for 25 years, one of the biggest things I’ve...

Brenda Mahon, Broda Seating, Seating


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Broda names clinical education manager 

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Broda names clinical education manager 

July 21, 2022HME News Staff

ST. LOUIS – Broda has hired Brenda Mahon, OTD, OTR, as its new clinical education manager. Mahon has more than 20 years of experience working in a number of care environments and settings as a clinician, care director and educator, with an expertise in long-term care and skilled-nursing facilities. “I have been a big fan of Broda wheelchairs for the entire span of my career,” she said. “I have witnessed firsthand how the right wheelchair can instantly improve a person’s...

Broda Seating, Clinical Education, Mobility, Seating, Wheelchair


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Jessica Pedersen

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Sunrise Medical taps Pedersen to lead education 

February 15, 2022HME News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. – Sunrise Medical has appointed Jessica Presperin Pedersen, who has more than 40 years of clinical practice as an occupational therapist, as director of clinical education for North America. Pedersen has worked in all sectors of the wheelchair and seating industry as a master clinician, supplier, manufacturing consultant, design representative and educator. “The further development of our clinical education team is a critical part in our success and Jessica brings an unparalleled...

Complex Rehab, Jessica Pedersen, Seating, Sunrise Medical, Wheelchair


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Ki Mobility buys AEL

October 5, 2021HME News Staff

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Ki Mobility has acquired Adaptive Engineering Lab (AEL), complementing and strengthening its Axiom seating line and expanding its commitment to becoming a complete solution for its customers.  “We are always looking for ways to improve our customer’s experience,” said Doug Munsey, president/CEO. “Integrating the AEL brands and products provides Ki Mobility the opportunity to expand the range of seating and positioning portfolio, which complements...

Complex Rehab, Ki Mobility, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Seating


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Stakeholders ask CMS to make seat elevation a priority

October 9, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - The ITEM Coalition's Peter Thomas is bullish on a recent formal request to reconsider the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include power seat elevation and power standing systems for Group 3 power wheelchairs. “We believe coverage of these features is inevitable - there's no question they will be covered in the future - and we believe CMS should be leading in this respect,” said Thomas, a principal at Powers Law Firm and coordinator...

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Broda funds seating research

January 10, 2020HME News Staff

KITCHENER, Ontario - Broda has committed to contributing CA$15,000 to fully fund the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation Research Grant in 2020. “This is a special opportunity to work with an outstanding organization to advance the level of knowledge in an often-overlooked area that desperately needs rigorous research,” said Nick Hoffmeyer, vice president of marketing. Proposed research objectives include demonstrating the care benefits of tilt wheelchairs in long-term care; demonstrating...

Broda Seating, Research, Seating, Wheelchair


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Revised wheelchair seating standard published

May 31, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The American National Standard Institute (ANSI) has approved the revision and publication of the ANSI/RESNA WC-3 standard after five years of collaboration across wheelchair seating experts. The newly expanded volume includes improvements and clarifications, as well as new test methods for characterizing seating support surfaces. “Unlike most standards and regulations, these standards are created by the people who need them and use them, including clinicians, engineers, academics,...

RESNA, Seating, standards, Wheelchair


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Buy the book: Therapists publish guide

November 21, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - There's a new Bible on seating and mobility.Therapists and ATPs Michelle Lange and Jean Minkel published a clinical resource guide on seating and mobility in November through SLACK Books, part of the Healio Network, that spans a whopping 440 pages.“There are a number of assistive technology books on the market, but some of them haven't been updated in awhile and many of them dedicate only one chapter to seating and mobility,” said Lange, OTR/L ABDA ATP/SMS, who practices...

Jean Minkel, Michelle Lange, Mobility equipment, Seating


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Permobil improves position

October 20, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LEBANON, Tenn. - Permobil announced this month that it had acquired Bozeman, Mont.-based Comfort Company, doubling up on its previous acquisition of The ROHO Group, and adding entirely new products and new sales channels. Comfort Company and Belleville, Ill.-based ROHO, which Permobil acquired in 2015, both manufacture seating and positioning systems. “Our goal is to have the most comprehensive seating and positioning portfolio possible,” said Tom Borcherding, president of Permobil...

Comfort Company, Complex Rehab, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Permobil, ROHO, Seating


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