Caring for someone who is in a wheelchair long-term has been associated with musculoskeletal injuries to the caregiver. These injuries could be anything from the back, neck, shoulder, and wrist damage from assisting wheelchair users particularly from pushing, pulling, bending and overexertion.
In this blog, Quantum Rehab Clinical Sales Manager, Alex Chesney, compares the Q-Logic 3e simplified non-expandable joystick and the Q-Logic 3EX standard expandable joystick (usually referred to in New Zealand as Q-Logic 3).
Now that the world is beginning to open up again, we are not just limited to exploring our own back yard. Here are some things to consider when travelling in a powerchair.
The Karma Agile Wheelchair is all about performance, comfort, and style. A cost effective option for anyone who is unable to walk but maintains upper body control.
It's certainly not new news that the global supply chain is facing challenges that are impacting deliveries into New Zealand.
If you choose the wrong wheelchair for your fit or needs, you are at risk of secondary wheelchair related injuries. We put a lot of emphasis on our users choosing a wheelchair that fits all of their requirements, not only their condition or diagnosis.
To prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is known that washing your hands frequently and self-isolating if you feel even slightly unwell are the most basic and important prevention measures. However, is there an easy way to keep wheelchair users' hands clean? What should caregivers be paying special attention to in order to prevent the spread of infection? Karma Medical have put together a great guide with top tips on how to stay safe during the pandemic.
This blog outlines best practice for cleaning your reusable mask.
A good back support makes it possible to optimize pelvic alignment and then balance the trunk without affecting pelvic alignment.