Spex Blog

Bridget Churchill sits down with Rocket, Wheelchair User, and Penny, Physiotherapist, to learn about their personal experience with Spex Seating.

Discussions cover how the Spex Flex Cushion and other Spex Seating components have improved the wheelchair seating experience from both a Clinical perspective as well as a Wheelchair User perspective. View full interview below: 

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Merino fabric is the latest addition to the Spex Seating Fabric selection. It meets the demand of most circumstances, especially for users with rare skin diseases as it is a 100% natural wool fibre making it soft, stretchy, and breathable.

Spex Fabric Selection

See below images outlining the Spex fabric selection including the latest, Merino. 

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This blog aims to provide some guidance on the potential causes and presentation of tight hip flexors for wheelchair users. Seating solutions will be considered along with how Spex cushions can help to manage outcomes for functional seating. Individuals with tight or hypertonic hip flexors may sit in anterior pelvic tilt (an anteriorly tilted pelvis). This exaggerates the lumbar lordosis of the spinal column (Mansfield & Neumann, 2019).

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A young man living in Fiji has been gifted a life-changing solution from the Shaping Better Lives team at Spex Seating.

Navi lives with a condition called Spastic Cerebral Palsy, which means movement is extremely difficult for him due to his increased muscle tone on both sides of his body. He requires assistance with many activities in his daily life.

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There are two new updates to the Lateral Thigh Support and Arm Support Combos.

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Winnie and Billy
Check out Poppy, Billy, and Winnie modelling a special customised doggie harness from Spex. How safe and comfortable do these little doggies look? The specially crafted harnesses made by the Spex team prevent these dogs from getting tangled up in their leashes; and keep them comfortable, as a dog harness disperses pressure over a larger area of their bodies, reducing strain on their necks and backs.
 
Here's some feedback from Poppy's owner,
 
Poppy has used her harness from about 5 months to her current age of 11 months.
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Exploring comfort - Part 4: Comfort and Shaping better lives

In Part 1 of this blog series, we explored the definition of comfort, which clearly includes both physical and emotional aspects, and how we need to consider this within wheeled seated mobility.

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TJ

Can a foam cushion replace an air cushion in responding to hip flexion asymmetry limitation with leg length discrepancies?

Author: Faith Saftler Savage (PT, ATP)
Keywords

Encephalitis; encephalomyelitis, tetraplegia, osteoporosis, gastroesophageal reflux, dysphagia, enteral nutrition, long-term care, nursing care, hip flexion limitation, asymmetrical hip flexion limitation, wheelchair, seating, posture, Spex Flex cushion, stability, seat to back angle.

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Sofía Bello

Meet Sofía Bello, Clinical Educator and Physical Therapist at Spex Seating

Sofía Bello, Argentinian Physical Therapist graduated at the University of El Salvador, Buenos Aires, with twelve years of experience in the field of neuro – rehabilitation. Qualified in Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT Bobath), postural care management and specialized in seating and mobility. She developed her clinical background in pediatric Neuromotor Rehabilitation, working at A. E. D. I.

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Anterior Pelvic Tilt, and How to Manage Outcomes in Wheelchair Seating

This blog aims to provide some guidance on the potential causes and presentation of anterior pelvic tilt for wheelchair users. Seating solutions such as belts, back supports, chest straps and harnesses will be considered along with how Spex cushions can help to manage outcomes for functional seating.

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In part one of this blog we explored the definition of comfort, which clearly includes both physical and emotional aspects, and how we need to consider this within wheeled seated mobility. So how do we do that?
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Exploring comfort – Part 3: Delivering comfort

In part one of this blog, we explored the definition of comfort, which clearly includes both physical and emotional aspects, and how we need to consider this within wheeled seated mobility. We explored how we do that, from a clinical perspective, in part 2. This blog will highlight another aspect of comfort that, perhaps, may link more closely with emotional comfort and that is service offering to support wheelchair users.

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