NEW 2024 Product Selection Guides for Kids & Adults
Our NEW Astris PME 2024 Product Selection Guides are now available.
We are proud to present two Guides for 2024:
Kids & Teens
Astris PME cover the entire spectrum of categories with products that are designed to provide day and night comfort and support. Our wheelchair range includes manual, Tilt-In-Space, Powered and complete wheelchair seating systems. We also supply a vast range of Standers, Alternative Indoor Seating, Positioning/Sleep Systems, Supportive Pushchairs, Walkers, Hygiene, Hoists/Support Systems, Car Seats and Exercise Equipment.
Download our Guides to view a sample of our amazing products.
More Blogs from Astris
- In the wake of updated World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines emphasizing the importance of physical activity for individuals with chronic conditions or disabilities, adaptive cycling emerges as an exciting avenue to promote both physical and mental well-being. The WHO recommends 60 minutes a day of moderate-to-vigorous intensity, mostly aerobic, physical activity, across the week and that sedentary time should be limited. Cycling embodies all of this. Let's explore how trikes, particularly the Rifton Adaptive Tricycle and Schuchmann Momo Trike, play a crucial role in making cycling a reality for children facing unique challenges.
- We are thrilled to release TWO new Product Selection Guides for 2024 in Paediatric and Adult editions. Explore our vast range of Standers, Alternative Indoor Seating, Positioning/Sleep Systems, Supportive Pushchairs, Walkers, Hygiene, Hoists/Support Systems, Car Seats and Exercise Equipment.
- The human body is inherently structured for an upright posture. From the initial stages of development, the progression is directed towards achieving an upright stance—beginning with the ability to roll over in the first few months, followed by crawling at approximately 9 months, and culminating in the act of pulling oneself to stand at around 10 months. This developmental trajectory is driven by the overarching aim of attaining the distinct perspective and autonomy afforded by independent standing and mobility.
- This could be for a number of reasons such as reducing the stress on shoulder joints, insufficient strength, fatigue, independence, or accessing powered seating functions. Overall, there are likely several goals for wheelchair users and their families as well as the clinical considerations of their therapy team to take into account.
- A systematic review in 2016, explored factors influencing participation of wheelchair users in their social and community environments. The scope to change outcomes by addressing some factors or accommodating for others was also identified. When looking at the “modifiable” factors, there is a wide range where the use of a power add-on unit can improve participation and access. Some examples include:
- Supporting seating and posture throughout the day, often requires more than one piece of assistive technology to optimise function, participation, and quality of life. When a wheeled mobility device with seating is not able to meet certain goals, using an alternative specialty seating system can be considered.