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This website is for medical and paramedical professionals working in the field of spinal cord injuries. It contains learning modules for the whole team as well as for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assistive technologists, social workers, psychologists and peer counsellors. The modules are intended for medical and paramedical students and junior clinicians. Others who have yet not assimilated sufficient knowledge on comprehensive management.

Wheelchair mobility: understanding movement

1.         Bergström AL, Samuelsson K. Evaluation of manual wheelchairs by individuals with spinal cord injuries. Dis Rehabil: Ass Tech 2006; 1: 175-182.

2.         Bonaparte JP, Kirby RL, MacLeod DA. Proactive balance strategy while maintaining a stationary wheelie. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2001; 82: 475-479.

3.         Demers L, Weiss-Lambrou R, Ska B. Item analysis of the Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with Assistive Technology (QUEST). Assist Technol 2000; 12: 96-105.

4.         EnableNSW and Lifetime Care and Support Authority. Guidelines for the prescription of a seated wheelchair or mobility scooter for people with traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. 2011: Sydney.

5.         Fliess-Douer O, Vanlandewijck YC, Manor G, LHV VDW. A systematic review of wheelchair skills tests for manual wheelchair users with a spinal cord injury: towards a standardized outcome measure. Clinical Rehabilitation 2007 Dec;21(12):1063-1074 2010; 24: 867-886.

6.         Hastings JD, Fanucchi ER, Burns SP. Wheelchair configuration and postural alignment in persons with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2003; 84: 528-534.

7.         Janssen-Potten Y, Seelen H, Drukker J, Reulen J. Chair configuration and balance control in persons with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2000; 81: 401-408.

8.         Kilkens OJ, Post MW, Dallmeijer AJ, Seelen HA, van der Woude LH. Wheelchair skills tests: a systematic review. Clin Rehabil 2003; 17: 418-430.

9.         Kilkens OJ, Post MW, van der Woude LH, Dallmeijer AJ, van den Heuvel WJ. The wheelchair circuit: reliability of a test to assess mobility in persons with spinal cord injuries. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2002; 83: 1783-1788.

10.       Kirby RL, Lugar JA. Spotter strap for the prevention of wheelchair tipping. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999; 80: 1354-1356.

11.       Kirby RL, Smith C, Seaman R, Macleod DA, Parker K. The manual wheelchair wheelie: A review of our current understanding of an important motor skill. Dis Rehabil: Ass Tech 2006; 1: 119-127.

12.       Kirby RL, Swuste J, Dupuis DJ, MacLeod DA, Monroe R. The wheelchair skills test: a pilot study of a new outcome measure. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2002; 83: 10-18.

13.       Kreutz D. Manual wheelchairs: prescribing for function. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil 1995; 1: 1-16.

14.       Maurer C, Sprigle S. Effect of seat inclination on seated pressures of individuals with spinal cord injury. Phys Ther 2004; 84: 255-261.

15.       Minkel J. Seating and mobility considerations for people with spinal cord injury. Phys Ther 2000; 80: 701-709.

16.       Rose L, Ferguson-Pell M. Wheelchair provision for people with spinal cord injury. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 2002: 391 - 400

17.       Samuelsson K, Tropp H, Nylander E, Gerdle N. The effect of rear-wheel position on seating ergonomics and mobility efficiency in wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries: A pilot study. J Rehabil Res Dev 2004; 41: 65-74.

18.       Tomlinson J. Managing maneuverability and rear stability of adjustable manual wheelchairs: an update. Phys Ther 2000; 80: 904-911.