Clinical case reports about iShear

In clinics around the world, sliding has always been reported as a major problem in wheelchair seating. iShear can be used as an instrument to help educate clients and caregivers about the correct use and set-up of the wheelchair. The following clinical cases describe the use of iShear as a tool when evaluating a seating system. If you have an interesting case of your own that you are willing to share, please contact us.

iShear Clinical Case

Insight into the effect of foot propulsion

Background Client: M. M. 27 year old male with C.V.A. Suffers from sensory deficits left side and apraxia Is undergoing acute rehab at Ghent University Hospital, Belgium Posture assessment: Pelvic obliquity right Pelvic rotation left Posterior pelvic tilt Short hamstrings left Mobility assessment: Uses foot propulsion right, combined with hand propulsion. A clinical case by:…

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iShear Clinical Case result foot support

Aid to find the cause of the limited sitting time of a client

Background Client: Mrs. C. A 54 year old female with brain anoxia after swallowing incident. Vision right deficit Increased flexion tone Limited upper extremity function Impaired speech Is undergoing acute rehab at Ghent University Hospital, Belgium   Posture assessment: Pelvic obliquity left Posterior pelvic tilt Pelvic rotation to right Short hamstrings left and right Hip…

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iShear Clinical Case Vicair Adjuster

Increasing sitting tolerance by use of pressure & shear force measurement

Background Client: Mr. S. – 46-year-old male. Diagnosis: End stage kidney disease (not palliative), on haemodialysis 3x/week Peripheral neuropathy Right below-knee amputation 2016 Left below-knee amputation 2017 Type 2 diabetes mellitus, poorly controlled Diabetic retinopathy Hypertension History: Mr. S. is a 46-year-old man who lives alone in his own home. Despite being unable to work, Mr.…

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