Spex Blog

Watch and learn from Bruce Mascull, as he gives an overview of the Spex range of Medial Knee Supports.

 

 

 

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Medifab's Spanish distributor, Rehagirona, has participated last week in Orto Medical Care of Madrid, Spain's largest fair in the orthopedic sector. 

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Medifab Reps Present at Otago University

This week, Medifab Reps, William Mascull and Charlie Fisher attended the Otago School of Physiotherapy in Dunedin, New Zealand to present to a room of 2nd year Physiotherapy Students.

"We coached them through the scripting of manual wheelchairs and what clients suit each style of chair, and also touched on seating," William said.

A total of 120 students attended in total over the four separate classes coached by the Reps.

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Nova Spex Fitting Centre

Our Spex Seating dealer in Taiwan has just opened a purpose-built wheelchair fitting centre in downtown Taipei, Taiwan. 

This modern development is complete with an indoor wheelchair track and ramps for visitors to trial the chairs, as well as an interactive 'Spex Wall' display for visitors to personalise their wheelchair with a seating system that meets their individual postural and functional requirements.  

Medifab thanks Nova for their support and passion for Spex seating and this is shown in their dedication to the Spex brand. 

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Ottobock South Africa

Medifab is pleased to announce Ottobock as official South African distributor for the Spex range of specialist seating for wheelchairs and strollers. By partnering with Ottobock South Africa, Medifab is excited to open yet another country in addition to our growing international reach of the Spex brand.

 

 

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Lateral Pad Foam Update

The foam used in the Spex Lateral Trunk Support Pads has been updated, now featuring a softer foam than the previous version. This comes as a result of feedback we have received from several therapists. In response to this feedback, we have recreated our lateral pads to have the added comfort of slightly softer foam, but not compromising postural support. There is no change to the size or style of pads.

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Extended Quad Mount L-Bracket

The back support L-brackets for quad mount have been updated, now being 20mm longer than the old brackets. This is to allow narrower back supports to be mounted on wider chairs. When using these updated brackets on a wheelchair, 40mm of additional extension can be achieved.

This change is effective from the 1st of August 2018.

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PMG Conference 2018

Last week the Medifab team shared their knowledge at the PMG Conference in Manchester UK. Joana Santiago, Clinical Educator at Medifab, presented "Spex, on-the-spot custom contouring seating system" as part of the conference programme. See a small part of her presentation in the below video.

 

 

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Giving those with Access Needs, an Entry into the Mainstream Market

Meet Grace Stratton, a user of Spex Wheelchair Seating and a passionate advocate for those with access needs. Medifab has provided Grace with assistive technology and wheelchair seating ever since she was a child.

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Rolleston, June 11th 2018 - Medifab is pleased to announce Ottobock as official Italian distributor for the Spex range of specialist seating for wheelchairs and strollers. By partnering with Ottobock Italy, Medifab is excited to open yet another European country in addition to our growing international reach of the Spex brand.

 

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Lateral Scripting Video

Watch and learn from Bruce Mascull, as he explains the process of scripting Spex lateral trunk supports, the different applications of lateral supports, and where each Spex lateral product is best used.

 

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We love to hear feedback from therapists using Spex Seating for their clients! Here are some great tips we recently received from a New Zealand OT: 

Hi Charlie,

Thank you for visiting the three clients with us today. Wow – we learnt a lot, and now feel more comfortable using the Supershape back support and head supports after the session. And the biggest bonus - the clients are in a better position! Here’s some tips that I have jotted down after our session:

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