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HOW THE SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS HAS AFFECTED CRT USER Last fall, gridlock in America’s largest ports dominated news headlines. As cargo ships circled off the ports ofLos Angeles and Long Beach waiting to offload their cargo, many of us pondered the state of the country’s supplychain for the first time. Over the past year, the…

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THIS OVERVIEW AIMS TO MAKE THE PROCESS MORE TRANSPARENT—AND HOPEFULLY A LITTLE EASIER TO NAVIGATE THE NEXT TIME YOU NEED NEW EQUIPMENT. Phase One: Evaluation & Design Receive Your AssessmentYour healthcare provider must write a prescription for a seating evaluation. Your Assistive Technology Professional(ATP) will work with you and your healthcare team to determine your…

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Mark Scheler (Ph.D., OTR/l, ATP) is the lead investigator of a federally funded grant seeking to find a better way to pay for Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) equipment, in addition to his work as an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for education and training at the University of Pittsburgh. We spoke with him to learn…

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WHETHER IT’S AN INSURANCE DENIAL TO NEEDING AN UPGRADE, YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TO GO WITHOUT THE ACCESSORIES OR EQUIPMENT YOU NEED. A number of alternative funding sources are available to assist you, no matter your reason. Manufacturer Assistance Permobil Foundation: Focused on empowering strength and independence, the Permobil Foundation achieves this goal in many ways,…

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WHEELCHAIR SEATING CLINIC AT THE SHEPHERD CENTER IN ATLANTA BRINGS TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN CARE TO CLIENTS DURING PANDEMIC WHEN THE PANDEMIC PUT THE WORLD ON PAUSE, THE STAFF AT THE WHEELCHAIR SEATING AND MOBILITY CLINIC AT THE SHEPHERD CENTER IN ATLANTA IDENTIFIED—AND QUICKLY RESPONDED TO—A CRACK IN THE MATRIX OF REHABILITATIVE CARE. Less than two weeks after…

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TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN CARE OFFERS BIG BENEFITS FOR MOBILITY SERVICES. HERE’S HOW IT AFFECTS YOU. When Savannah Moore was evaluated for a new power wheelchair at the end of 2019, she’d imagined getting fitted for it in person. Months later, the world was in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in-clinic gatherings were a thing of…

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