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Meet Mary F.

Seattle, WA - Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) T10Quickie 2 case study
 
DOB 1/11/48
Age: 58 years
 

Diagnosis: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) T10 in March 2001, Mary suffered a spinal injury as a pedestrian in a vehicle accident.

Present equipment: Quickie 2 manual wheelchair
Seating: ROHO pressure relief cushion

;Problems:

  • Back pain and immobility, neck and spinal fusion and rod in spine
  • Transfers with a little assistance, pushing need help going up hills. She requires standby assist and transfers independently.

Wheelchair pain management Mary requires the assistance of her sister to push her up the van ramp.

Goals:

  • Improve posture and alignment
  • Relieve and manage back and shoulder pain
  • Provide functional independent mobility
    • Going up ramps and inclines
    • Had been dependent on her sister since the accident

The MAGICWHEELS® Solution:
Wheelchair independence

The Independence that Mary enjoys!

  • Gets into and out of her van by herself-she loves her independence
  • When coming down hills or ramp, descent assist helps decrease her hand “burn”
  • When going up an incline, the hill holders allow her to take a cell phone call!
  • She encountered cobblestone streets and switched gear to deal with rough terrain - Mary states was amazed
  • Can push the steep hills in Seattle and Pike’s Place Market
  • Minimal stress to her arms and shoulders using
  • She now travels frequently and to numerous places

Wheelchair hill climbing

Prepared by:
Delia "Dee Dee" Freney-Bailey, OTR/L, ATS
Clinical Consultant
Office: 510-581-2904 Cell: 510-828-8529 FAX: 510-885-1353