Spex Blog

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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Cassie

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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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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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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Teimana

Meet Teimana, a 7 year old boy with Mitochondrial Disease and Leigh Syndrome.

Teimana was 2 months old when he was diagnosed with the rare condition and was given 1-2 years to live. But he is 7 now and ‘doing pretty great’.

Mitochondrial disease (mito) is a debilitating and potentially fatal disease that reduces the ability of the mitochondria to produce this energy. When the mitochondria are not working properly, cells begin to die until eventually whole organ systems fail and the patient’s life itself is compromised.

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Spex Ltd is excited to announce our first distributor for India, SCOOT Mobility! This is a new opportunity for wheelchair users in India to now access the Spex range of proven clinical specialised wheelchair seating.

Spex seating technology is a simplified seating system that can be configured for wheelchair users with a wide range of positioning requirements including complex postures.

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Cassie

This blog aims to provide some guidance on the potential causes and presentations of tight hamstrings for wheelchair users. Seating solutions will be considered along with how Spex cushions can help to manage outcomes for functional seating.

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Cassie

Before exploring comfort in wheeled seated mobility, it is useful to look at how comfort is defined in the dictionary:

Lexico Online Dictionary

Oxford Learners Dictionary

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Cassie

Welcome to Part 2 of this series exploring the effect back supports can have on sitting posture. First, to recap:

The back support height and width selection is dependent on a number of factors. The base of the back support generally runs from the height of the posterior superior iliac spines (PSIS) to the chosen height against the user’s back depending on the support needed for stability and the freedom of movement required at the shoulders (e.g. if a wheelchair user is self-propelling).

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