Prescriber Resources

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

JAY J3 Back Ordering Guide

  • Power Wheelchair Scripting
  • Cushions & Seating

The J3 Back Product Line offers a multitude of width, height, and contour depth backs to fit your client. The backs are adjustable with numerous hardware choices allowing for easy installation and quick removal. For a user-matched J3 Backrest, simply follow this step-by-step Ordering Guide.

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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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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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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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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 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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