We're hiring!

Are you or do you know a clinician who's looking for something different, while still being able to help people? We're recruiting for an Education Specialist to do just that! A physical or occupational therapist, nurse or something similar, who knows what positioning is and wants to do more of... Read more →


Resources for creating thicker liquids

People who have difficulty swallowing thin liquids often must drink thickened liquids. Drinking thickened liquids can help prevent choking and stop fluid from entering the lungs. via University of Pittsburgh Medical Center These pages have some great links to do-it-yourself thickeners, commercial products and recipes, for people who can't drink... Read more →


New! Shower chair calf support

Available on November 1, it's the softest stability you're going to find for a shower chair in tilt! That's because it's made from porous Aeromesh®, unique to Bodypoint. No mounting or hardware is required; this calf support clips on, pulls off. Give your lower legs the same support they have... Read more →


Washing up after the flood

Just a reminder that any soft wheelchair postural support exposed to flood waters should be washed ASAP. All Bodypoint sewn supports like straps, harnesses and belts have been tested to ensure that they retain their strength after they are machine washed with detergent, at a "hot" setting (1400F) and machine-dried--... Read more →


Call for feedback

Bodypoint's new Director of Marketing & Education has cared for a wheelchair user. Her husband had Marfan syndrome and later ALS, and she remains active in both communities. "If there is one thing I know, it's that the more we reflect the everyday realities that our users, clinicians and mobility... Read more →


Alternative tube food formulas

Many tubers and parents are not aware of alternatives to the traditional and more frequently-prescribed corn syrup-based formulas. Because these formulas are a long way from "real food," they can cause or worsen health issues such as diabetes and GI discomfort, which is often why other options are sought. Of... Read more →


Notes from NSM

This week was the National Seating & Mobility (NSM) show and we were there with some of our latest innovations: 1) A hollow stainless steel midline arm, easier to cut to size and more corrosion-resistant, making a leading midline mount (the Tri-Lock™) even better. 2) Our new edge binding tape,... Read more →


A tale of two chest supports

Kyle had been using a hip belt with side release buckle as a chest support. It looked like this: Then, because it is designed to work with Kyle's thoracic "lateral" supports, we recommended a switch to the two-piece center release Monoflex™ with swivel buckle. The result was this: Perhaps more... Read more →


Erin gears up for summer!

We met Erin and her mom at Paralympic Sports Day, sponsored by Seattle Adaptive Sports. Her mom thought Erin might need better upper body support. Ironically, we ended up addressing other issues that seemed like low-hanging fruit, and which in turn improved upper body position. After removing uncomfortable foot straps... Read more →


Art of the double-wrap

This is one of these things that seems so simple, but we had not seen it before, so it's time to share. At the Seattle Adaptive Sports Paralympics Day, we met an athlete who uses our calf strap for basketball and our Universal Elastic Strap (UES) for table tennis. What... Read more →


PDG Elevation options

Recently, we had the opportunity to consider what BP offers PDG Elevation wheelchair users. Here are some quick tips. The Elevation offers optional flexible side guards. When the back angle is increased, using these lifts the user's legs up away from the frame to preserve a more horizontal seat angle.... Read more →