Prescriber Resources

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

Positive Effects of Early Powered Mobility on Children’s Psychosocial & Play Skills

  • Paediatrics
  • Power Wheelchair Scripting
  • Funding

This study suggests that powered mobility increased parents’ positive perceptions of their child's social skills, increased the number of mobility activities during play, and may have positively impacted the quality of play for the children. These findings may be helpful in justifying the recommendation of powered mobility to young children and in justifying medical necessity of powered mobility for reimbursement by third party payers.

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Why People with Neuromuscular Disorders Need Powerchairs: Evidence & Justifications

  • Power Wheelchair Scripting
  • Funding

This paper explores the psychosocial impact of wheelchair and contextual factors on quality of life of people with neuromuscular disorders. The authors recommend that powered chairs should be made available to people with NMD in clinical practice and that where necessary, people with NMD should receive financial assistance to enable them to access an appropriate mobility device. More broadly, the findings from research of this type can be used to improve rehabilitation programs.

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Power to the People – Power Wheelchairs: Supporting Evidence for Clinical Reasoning

  • Power Wheelchair Scripting
  • Funding

Designed to assist prescribers in the NDIS space, this presentation accompanied our recent Power to the People in-service, held in conjunction with Sunrise Medical Clinical Educator, Lisa Bidgood in July 2021. This document will help increase your understanding of how appropriate use of power bases and postural management equipment can positively influence engagement in life. Topics include defining & understanding what is reasonable & necessary in the funding space and recent evidence specific to powered wheelchair features. This working document will be updated as required.

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