UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Wheelchair & Seating

Power Wheelchair Pressure Relief Video and Factsheet
The 5-minute video features several methods to relieve pressure from the buttocks and bony areas such as tilting, reclining, and leaning. From the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

Selecting a Wheelchair (PDF)
Discusses the topics to consider in selecting a wheelchair that will best serve one's individual needs. Includes a Buyer's Checklist, self-assessment questions, and a list of resources, including manufacturers. This and other InfoSheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

The Wheelchair Series: What the SCI Consumer Needs to Know
This consumer factsheet was produced through a collaboration between the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) and the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model Systems. These materials undergo expert and consumer reviews to ensure they are up-to-date, evidence-based, and consumer-friendly.

UsersFirst Mobility Map
This knowledge book provides answers to common questions about getting a wheelchair. Each chapter offers a step-by-step guide through the path of getting a wheelchair. UsersFirst is a program of United Spinal Association.

USA TechGuide
A webguide to wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and assistive technology choices. You can read and submit wheelchair reviews, mobility scooter reviews, wheelchair cushion reviews, standing device reviews, and search The TechGuide for all types of assistive equipment. A program of United Spinal Association.

USA TechGuide
A webguide to wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and assistive technology choices. You can read and submit wheelchair reviews, mobility scooter reviews, wheelchair cushion reviews, standing device reviews, and search The TechGuide for all types of assistive equipment. A program of United Spinal Association.

How To Travel in a metro train and go down the escalator with a wheelchair
“How To” video from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury

How To Transfer from Wheelchair to Car
“How To” video from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury

Power Wheelchair Mobility
Understand your power wheelchair and how to maneuver in a variety of conditions. This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on November 8, 2011.

Ultralight Wheelchair Skills: From Rehab to Real World
Learn the skills you need to successfully navigate your ultralight manual wheelchair in a variety of situations and environments so you can more fully participate in the activities you enjoy. This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on November 8, 2011.

How To Transfer from Wheelchair to Bed
“How To” video from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury

Riding the Rails: Testing Sound Transit's Light Rail in a Wheelchair
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Fall 2010)

Choosing a Wheelchair
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Summer 2008)

Switching to a Power Chair  
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish

Community Mobility Part 1
“A Day in the Life” video on practical application of mobility from a wheelchair level outside of the home. Going out to eat, going shopping, and running errands as well as demonstration and personal techniques for car transfers. Produced by the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Community Mobility Part 2
“A Day in the Life” video on the application and demonstration of using public transit and taxi cabs. What to expect, what is expected of the rider and the driver. Produced by the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

Wheelchair Positioning (PDF)
Offer rehabilitation care providers and consumer caregivers a step-by-step instructions and photo illustration on performing common activities. This and other Tipsheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Assisted Pressure Relief (PDF)
Offer rehabilitation care providers and consumer caregivers a step-by-step instructions and photo illustration on performing common activities. This and other Tipsheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Mobility
A chapter from the Spinal Cord Injury Patient – Family Teaching Manual published by the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Spanish