Can ventilation improve posture? A Study from NHS Guys & St Thomas Wheelchair Services

Can ventilation improve posture? This study was presented at PMG 2019 by Victoria Curling and Suzanna Shari from NHS Guys & St Thomas Wheelchair Services (Kings College Hospital). Can ventilation improve posture? Raphael is a 52-year-old man with CP, LD, asthma and h/o respiratory failure. He has complex seating needs: pelvic obliquity ↑L, scoliosis concave…

Natasha Price – Staying Cool in Australia With wheelAIR

Name: Natasha Price Age: 38 Condition: Transverse Myelitis, Autoimmune disease, Type 1 diabetes, Gastroparesis Tested wheelAIR®: During summer in Australia About Natasha Natasha Price is an adaptive athlete, entrepreneur, public speaker, author and blogger from the Gold Coast, Australia. In 2008, a rare disease, which she was unaware she had, left her blind and paralysed almost overnight.…

Tom Wells – staying cool in the holiday sun with wheelAIR

Name: Tom Wells Age: 48 Condition: Spinal cord injury – permanent paraplegia at T5/T6 vertebral level Occupation: Hospital doctor – Consultant Medical Oncologist Tested the wheelAIR: Whilst on holiday to La Gomera in the Canaries Tom used the wheelAIR for staying cool in the holiday sun. The wheelAIR was put to the test in 28°C heat whilst Tom visited…

Jamie Hamblin - bespoke wheelAIR case study

Jamie Hamblin – staying cool with his bespoke wheelAIR

Name: Jamie Hamblin Condition: Learning disability, paralysis of the right leg, epilepsy and severe eczema Tested the wheelAIR: Every day since the onset of summer and the heatwave Jamie lives in a Choice Care Group care home in England for adults with complex needs. Jamie experiences numerous problems associated with overheating. He also has a uniquely designed wheelchair…

Jay Anderson - wheelAIR case study

Jay Anderson: staying constantly comfortable with wheelAIR

Name: Jay Anderson Age: 46 Condition: Spina bifida – operational spinal cord injury Tested the wheelAIR: Whilst training for wheelchair rugby & generally during the heat of the summer Jay was one of the first people to use the wheelAIR last summer, when she was a key feature in our product video. Jay is a sports…

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Gemma Lumsdaine – staying cool during training with wheelAIR

Name: Gemma Lumsdaine Age: 20 Condition: Cerebral Palsy Tested the wheelAIR: Whilst training for wheelchair rugby & generally during the heat of the summer Gemma started using the wheelAIR whilst she modelled for our summer photoshoot. Having played wheelchair sports from a young age, she is now a key member of many sports teams around the UK.…

Joe McAlpine - wheelAIR case study

Joe McAlpine – staying cool on holiday with wheelAIR

Name: Joe McAlpine Age: 36 Condition: Neurological Tested the wheelAIR: During his week long holiday to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Joe took his wheelAIR on holiday to Gran Canaria – where temperatures averaged around 28°C – to help him stay cool in his wheelchair. He now considers the wheelAIR to be a holiday essential. Read…

Alistair Johnston – staying cool during recovery with wheelAIR

Glasgow’s Inter Spinal Games team 2018 – Alistair is on the far right.   Name: Alistair Johnston Age: 34 Spinal injury level: T4 Time since injury: 6 months Tested the wheelAIR: During his rehabilitation in Queen Elizabeth Spinal Unit in Glasgow Alistair recently sustained a spinal cord injury and is now spending his time at…