Prescriber Resources

We’ve created a library of helpful resources especially for prescribers, including educational presentations and papers, guides, forms, plus much more.

Ottobock Seating & Positioning Accessories Catalogue 2021

  • Cushions & Seating
  • Power Wheelchair Scripting

This comprehensive 2021 catalogue showcases a large selection of Ottobock seating and positioning accessories including seat cushions and back supports, head positioning, upper body supports, arm and hand supports and leg and foot supports.

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Seating & Wheelchair Angles

  • Cushions & Seating
  • Power Wheelchair Scripting

This document provides an overview of seating and wheelchair angles including assessment goals and technical considerations. Angles discussed include Thigh to Trunk, Thigh to Lower Leg, Orientation and Lower Leg to Foot.

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Material Selection for Cushions

  • Cushions & Seating
  • Power Wheelchair Scripting

Although cushions may look similar in design on the outside, the materials used on the inside can have a significant impact on their performance. Understanding how materials perform will improve the clinician’s ability to select a cushion based on their client’s goals. This document describes material, their benefits and the clinical considerations when selecting the most appropriate wheelchair cushion.

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Cushion Design Principles

  • Cushions & Seating
  • Power Wheelchair Scripting

Wheelchair cushions are designed to address specific seating goals. Each design principle has specific clinical benefits and considerations. Therefore, understanding the design of a wheelchair cushion is critical in achieving the desired benefits to the wheelchair user. This document explains the various design principles that are used in wheelchair cushions and the clinical application that should be considered when choosing a cushion.

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MAT Evaluation 101 – Assessment to Prescription

  • Cushions & Seating
  • Power Wheelchair Scripting

This very informative MAT Evaluation course was presented by Sunrise Clinical Educator, Lisa Bidgood at Power Mobility in July 2021. It is ideal for therapists who have recently graduated or those who would like a refresher. The MAT is commonly used by clinicians as part of the seating assessment process. This session was designed to provide applicable concepts to those involved in seating and wheelchair prescription. You can download the presentation here.

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What makes a good cushion? Contours for Posture & Positioning

  • Cushions & Seating

This article encourages you to think more about what goes into a cushion that makes it ‘good’ for one person, but maybe not for another. It unpicks aspects around posture and positioning that can be enhanced by selective contouring.

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Pressure Mapping by Dr Barend ter Haar

  • Cushions & Seating

Dr Barend ter Haar has been involved in seating and mobility for over 30 years, including lecturing internationally, and developing international seating standards. In this presentation, he explains the benefits of pressure mapping.

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Therapist Resource – Dynamic Seating Solutions Presentation Nov 2019

  • Cushions & Seating

This highly informative presentation was delivered to therapists at Power Mobility by Russ Rolt, Director of Sales PDG & Lauren Hunter, Occupational Therapist & Clinical Educator Linds Rehab.

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Therapist Resource – Postural Challenges & Seating Solutions Presentation Oct 2019

  • Cushions & Seating

This insightful presentation was delivered to therapists at Power Mobility by Dr Barend ter Haar from Healthcare Innovations Australia.

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