Seizure monitoring –  Embrace Watch vs. Inspyre App

Seizure monitoring – Embrace Watch vs. Inspyre App

We recently worked with a locally based client who has had multiple falls as a result of seizures.  The falls alarm she had did not always pick them up.  It was subsequently discovered that a falls alarm is triggered as a result of a drop from a distance from the...
Breathing takes work!

Breathing takes work!

The act of breathing is achieved by the diaphragm descending and the intercostals or muscles between the ribs contracting causing an increase in volume in the lungs to draw air in. Therefore, when these muscles are weakened, breathing becomes harder which in turn...
Choosing the right wheelchair-vehicle combination

Choosing the right wheelchair-vehicle combination

Everyone has the right to access their community no matter what mobility device they use. When people with disabilities have a wheelchair that can be easily taken into a vehicle and used in a public space, their world expands and they have more opportunities to...
Assistive Technology – the new general AT template

Assistive Technology – the new general AT template

A third edition of the General Assistive Technology assessment template was released over a month ago.  I felt rather nervous when I first heard about it.  NDIS has been a whirlwind of constant changes to say the least.  This form has been revised 3 times in 2.5...
Freezing in Parkinsons

Freezing in Parkinsons

Freezing in Parkinson’s – Beyond motor impairment? Freezing is a common motor symptom of people with Parkinson’s Disease, where one is suddenly unable to move, or initiate a step. It usually happens when walking through a doorway, walking in a narrow confined...