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March 2017

Size isn't anything

At the Abilities Expo last week, we saw numerous larger wheelchair users with their backs slumped down against the chair -- an important reminder that users of size need positioning just as much as every other user. Sometimes it is said, "the center of gravity keeps a heavier user in... Read more →

Staying safe

It's not clear if we're noticing them more often, they're more often made public or the incidence is rising, but there have been numerous recent reports of motor vehicle accidents, fires, robberies and assaults involving wheelchair users. With that in mind, what are some possible preventive measures? The best defense... Read more →

Lifts and slings: learnings from the Expo

We will be posting quite a bit about some of the users we met at Abilities Expo this past weekend, both in terms of wheelchair positioning and other kinds of support. It's all part of the need for 24/7 support that provides optimal function and comfort, while reducing users' pain... Read more →

A new name and a new video

BP's Mobility Bag, formerly the Underseat Bag, has its own video! We changed the name because many people are side-mounting it, whether on walkers, strollers, scooters, manual or power chairs, and because it really is a "mobility bag" -- you throw in the essentials and go. The bag doesn't bounce... Read more →

Expo update: filling the gaps

Our dart board has gotten some use today, but the best measure of our success has to be the impact that we might have had on users, families and the professionals who support them. If you are already a "postural support convert," please share your knowledge with your friends --... Read more →

Adaptive rec at the Expo

We set up our booth (#443) tonight at the LA Abilities Expo, and saw several sports, arts and other recreational opportunities like boating highlighted by our neighbors. We hope to interact with many of these organizations and share what postural support might add to these pursuits. To spread your wings... Read more →

FDA approves add-on for Parkinson's

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xadago (safinamide) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease who are currently taking levodopa/carbidopa and experiencing "off" episodes. An "off" episode is a time when a patient's medications are not working well, causing an increase in Parkinson's symptoms, such... Read more →

Come see us at the LA Abilities Expo!

We (that's Charlotte, Jill & Laurie) will be holding down booth #443 at this week's show, offering special pricing so you can take home a calf support, joystick handle, mobility [formerly underseat] bag, shower chair belt or temporary positioning strap. Or just stop by to learn more about what our... Read more →

Positioning, not pressuring the foot

We've been asked, "Why does BP not offer a ratchet-style instep or toe strap?" There are two major answers. First, a "ski boot" kind of product can put undue pressure on delicate skin and soft tissue on the top and sides of the foot, areas that are already at risk... Read more →