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Wheeled Mobility | Participation C Smith, MSc; L Titus, BScOT ; DL Wolfe, PhD; C Craven, MD; RL Kirby, MD; and the E-Scan Investigative Team Wheeled mobility refers to the skilled use of any personal device with wheels, by individuals with physical impairments such as spinal cord injury (SCI), in order to allow full participation in daily life (Figure 1.0). Effective wheeled mobility involves many functional and health-related aspects. In the context of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, mobility is a means of enabling an individual to overcome limitations on participating in an activity, despite SCI. To effectively overcome such limitations, the provision of an appropriate device is necessary. Figure 1.0 power chair and interaction with therapist REGARDING kitchen mobility Many aspects of mobility should be considered when making decisions about an appropriate device to enhance health, activity and participation. These include: • Sitting in a supported and comfortable position, allowing the individual to sit still and to reach, during and when interacting with the environment • Moving from place to place in the individual’s home and community, either alone or with assistance • Transferring between surfaces (e.g., from bed into a wheelchair), safely and efficiently • Maintaining health (e.g., preventing pressure sores and/or shoulder pain). WHEELED MOBILITY | PARTICIPATION 139


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