Let’s Get Moving! Providing movement within a wheelchair seating system

by Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS  One disadvantage of wheelchair seating is that it doesn’t move. As a result, the child doesn’t move – unless they move out of an optimal position. Lack of movement leaves the child in a static sitting position for extended periods of time. This can lead to range of motion losses, increased pressure, agitation, fatigue, and discomfort. Movement, on the other hand, can decrease agitation, increase alertness, provide sensory […]

Wheels For Humanity

Over the past 20 years, UCP Wheels for Humanity (or UCP Wheels) has worked to make mobility accessible to everyone. Since 1995, UCP Wheels has provided mobility to 350,000 children and adults in 72 countries. UCP is an international non-profit organization with a vision of a future in which people with disabilities are fully included members of their societies and the organization realizes that the first step in achieving this is mobility. Its staff, which […]