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Motion Minute is a product-based webinar series aimed at cultivating a more informed consumer in the mobility marketplace. Motion Minute webinars result in CECs, continuing education credits, as reflected on the attendance certificate.
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APEX – REDEFINING THE WORLD’S EXPECTATIONS ABOUT RIGID WHEELCHAIRS
The APEX wheelchair by Motion Composites is leading a new era of rigid wheelchairs. A balanced blend of technology and design, it is the ultimate in lightness, durability, flexibility, and style. In either carbon fiber or aluminum, the APEX is a fully adjustable rigid chair that becomes a true extension of the user’s drive.
HELIO A6 – AFFORDABLE PERFORMANCE
The Motion Composites HELIO A6 is a versatile, cost effective mobility option for clients who want the best but are limited by funding. The A6 has the same great engineering as the rest of the technologically advanced HELIO line. Explore with us why the A6 could be your client’s next folding wheelchair.
C2 IT YOUR NEXT WHEELCHAIR IS A HELIO C2
The second generation of Motion Composites’ flagship wheelchair, the HELIO Carbon C2, is one of the lightest, most technologically advanced wheelchairs in its category. It features revolutionary components, an impeccable finish, and all the advantages carbon fiber offers. Reactive handling and ease of transportation allow the user to save energy to go farther.
THE MOVE – SIMPLE. LIGHT. TOUGH.
The MOVE from Motion Composites, only available in Canada, is meeting clients’ functional needs both in facilities and at home. In this presentation, explore the frame, clinical benefits, and accessories available to your clients in this durable, streamlined folding wheelchair.
THE VELOCE – FOR A STYLISH, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
The VELOCE, Motion Composites’ high performance folder, surpasses all expectations of rigidity from a wheelchair, folding or rigid. With its innovative design and carbon fiber construction, the VELOCE is the lightest folding chair on the market and performs like a rigid chair. Join us to review the features and benefits of the VELOCE , as well as to discuss clinical applications.
Options & Accessories
NEW! - COVERING THE BASICS OF CUSHION & BACK SUPPORT COVERS
In the field of seating and positioning there are many factors which come into play when matching the proper support surface to the user. This process will depend on the client’s internal and external risk factors for pressure injuries as well positioning and functional goals. An important factor, though not always given proper consideration, is the cover materials and how this can impact the user. The cushion and/or back support cover, the material the between the user and the support surface, has many purposes but also properties which can aid in the clinical and functional use of the positioning device. In this presentation we will do an in-depth review of cover fabrics and properties to consider depending on client needs. We will also highlight covers features and accessories which can play an important role.
1 ON 1 WITH ONE ARM DRIVE
Learn about the features and benefits of the Motion Composites One Arm Drive and discuss the clinical applications and indications for use. The One Arm Drive can be used with a variety of clients to improve functional mobility for users with unilateral upper extremity function.
FRONT CASTER SELECTION – FUNCTIONAL IMPORTANCE
This session discusses the options you have when selecting front casters for manual wheelchairs. We review the types of casters available, discuss the functional differences between casters, and discuss the positioning and functional implications of those choices.
CUSTOM FRAME LENGTH – EXCEPTIONAL FIT FOR EXTRAORDINARY CLIENTS
This session looks at rationale as well as clinical and performance implications for selecting a custom frame length. Explore with us how frame length changes relate to placement. You will leave this session armed with the knowledge to critically discuss custom frame length at your next evaluation.
GETTING A GRASP – UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF HANDRIMS
An active wheelchair user will push their handrims 2000-3000 times per day. Due to frequent propulsion, upper extremity repetitive strain injuries are common for manual wheelchair users. With as much interaction as the user has with the handrim, we need to make sure they are given ample consideration during the prescription process.
FUNDAMENTALS WITH FRONT FRAME ANGLES WITH BOB VOGEL
When fitting a rigid wheelchair many factors can be considered to customize for optimal fit, performance, and positioning. An important factor to determine is the front frame angle. Typically ranging from 75°-90° it plays an important role in lower extremity positioning and maneuverability. This session will take a deeper look into factors determining front frame angle and how it impacts function, positioning, and other measurements of the wheelchair.
CIRCLING BACK TO REAR WHEEL & TIRE SELECTION
Functionally rear wheels are critical components in manual wheelchair configuration and performance. They are two of the four points of the wheelchair that come in contact with the environment (along with front casters) and they are the instrument through which independent manual mobility happens! If you look at the complete configuration, rear wheels consist of three components: the wheel itself, the tire, and the handrim. Here we will dive deeper into the variety of specific wheel properties and tires and how they can impact performance for the user.
NEW! - CARBON FIBER: A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH WHEELCHAIR INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Composite materials, including carbon fiber, have been named by the National Academy of Engineering as one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. It is globally used in the sports, automotive, and aerospace industries. Even though Carbon Fiber has successfully been used in manual wheelchair manufacturing for over a decade, it is still one of the newest materials in the industry. With that comes a lot of excitement and apprehension. In this online seminar, we will talk to a panel of experts in their field about the benefits of carbon fiber within the manual wheelchair industry from an end-user, clinical, and engineering perspective. We will also discuss the limitations of access to carbon fiber from a sales and funding viewpoint.
Motion Composites made a name for itself by bringing durable, reliable, lightweight carbon fiber to the mobility industry. This session explores what carbon fiber is, how we put it to work for our clients, and the clinical benefits our clients reap daily.
INTRODUCTION TO THE HELIO AND SYMMETRICAL CROSSBRACE
Innovation upon innovation led to the Helio line of folding wheelchairs from Motion Composites. Join our education and sales team as we explore the components unique to Motion Composites that make our chairs so efficient to propel.
WELCOME TO THE MOTION COMPOSITES WEBSITE
During this session, our team members show you how to find critical information on our website such as order forms, user manuals, clinical support, and other tips and tricks. We want you to feel comfortable navigating the pages and finding the things you need to make your selection of Motion Composites more efficient.
UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF THE MOTION COMPOSITES ORDER FORM
This session takes a comprehensive look at the Motion Composites order form and discuss how to make it work for you. We review key configuration selections and commonly missed features. This session explores the variety of options available, improve confidence with filling out the order form, and increase the efficiency of the ordering process.
Seating & Back Support
AN INTRODUCTION TO NXT SEATING
In 2019, Motion Composites acquired Dynamic Health Care Solutions, the developers of NXT cushions and back supports. This Motion Minute will introduce you to the range of seating products now available on the Motion Composites order forms in the USA and Canada. With unique mounting hardware andfunctionality, the range of back supports provide numerous options for your clients, while the foam based cushions offer support, protection and positioning.
THE NXT ARMADILLO - CONTINUOUS CONTACT ABOVE & BELOW
The NXT Armadillo is a multi-adjustable postural support back that features a three-segment modular shell with dual density visco-gel and polyurethane foam back cushion. The Armadillo is designed to adjust to fit the unique contour of the user’s spine and to accommodate users with kyphosis and other spinal deformities. Join this webinar to learn more about the Armadillo by NXT and see how this product can support your client with their positioning needs.
COVERING THE BASICS OF CUSHION & BACK SUPPORT COVERS
In the field of seating and positioning there are many factors which come into play when matching the proper support surface to the user. This process will depend on the client’s internal and external risk factors for pressure injuries as well positioning and functional goals. An important factor, though not always given proper consideration, is the cover materials and how this can impact the user. The cushion and/or back support cover, the material the between the user and the support surface, has many purposes but also properties which can aid in the clinical and functional use of the positioning device. In this presentation we will do an in-depth review of cover fabrics and properties to consider depending on client needs, we will also highlight covers features and accessories which can play an important role.
NEW! - FUNDING FOR ULTRALIGHTWEIGHT MANUAL WHEELCHAIRS
Funding and justifications for ultralightweight manual wheelchairs (ULWC) can seem daunting and overwhelming. Newer and more experienced clinicians may not be comfortable participating in the process because of lack of knowledge and confidence. The unique features of ULWC can help clinicians rule out a less costly alternative. Knowing how to paint a verbal picture of the client’s needs both within the home and community will give the clinician the necessary justifications for ULWC. This webinar will look at justifications for ULWC regardless of funding source, government program, vs private insurance and give you confidence with your next ULWC prescription.