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Article, Retention of Supportive Properties of Eggcrate and Foam W/C Cushions
Author, P. Gregory Shaw, PhD
VA Research & Development
http://www.vard.org/jour/98/35/4/shaw.pdf

Article, Past, Present and Future R&D in Wheelchair Seating
Authors, David Brienza, PhD, Patricia Karg, M.S.
http://www.handinet.org/WCR&D.htm

Article, Effects of Seat Incline on Seated Pressures of Individuals with SCI
Authors, Christine L. Maurer, Stephen Srigle
Physical Therapy, Volume 84, Number 3, March 2004
http://www.ptjournal.org/PTJournal/Mar2004/ad0030400255p.pdf

Article, Project Projimo
A description and various links to the Projimo Rehabilitation Program located in Coyotitan, Mexico, which is supported by Healthwrights, located in Palo Alto, CA.
http://www.healthwrights.org/projects/projimo/projimo.htm

Article, Prosthetic/Orthotic Management After Recent Hemipelvectomy for a Myelomeningocele Patient,
A authors, David F. Moretto, BS, CP; Jean L. Minkel, MS, PT; Mary D. Cardi, MS, PT - 1992
American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics
http://www.oandp.org/jpo/library/1992_02_093.asp

Article, Specialized Seating Program in Riyadh,
Authors, Laith A.A. Al-Falahi, PHD; Mohammed H.S. Al-Turaiki, PHD - 1994
American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics
http://www.oandp.org/jpo/library/1994_02_052.asp

Article, Seating Orthosis Design for Prevention of Decubitus Ulcers,
Authors, J. Martin Carison, MS, CPO; Mark J. Payette; Lisa P Vervena, MS - 1995
American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics
http://www.oandp.org/jpo/library/1995_02_051.asp

Article, The Biangular Back Revisited,
Author Simon A. Margolis.
Seating & Mobility, Canada
http://www.seatingandmobility.ca/ISS2002/ToSunnyHill2/iss2002html/006_THEBIANGULARBACKREVISITED.htm

Article, Custom Orthotic Seating: A Hot Topic Gets a Cold Shoulder From Medicare,
Author Barry Corbet, 6 pages, September 1997, PDF format.
Blue Sky Designs, reprint from New Mobility
http://www.blueskydesigns.us/pr/pr_nw_mobili_sh.pdf

Article, Seating for Children: What to Consider,
Author Susan Johnson Taylor, January 2000
Spin Life
http://www.spinlife.com/zine/newarticle.cfm?artid=197&typeid=126

Article, Saskatchewan Specialized Seating Program Fiscal Accountability,
Authors, R. C. Tervo, MD; A. C. Powalinsky; B. Schultz-Hurlburt; 1. Leszczynski, MD
Journal of the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
http://jacpoc.oandp.com/library/1985_02_028.asp

Article, Comparative Biomechanical Evaluation of Different Wheelchair Seat Cushions,
Authors, Maurizio Ferrarin, DrEng, PhD; Giuseppe Andreoni, DrEng, PhD; Antonio Pedotti, DrEng, Prof
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development Vol. 37 No. 3, May/June 2000
http://www.vard.org/jour/00/37/3/ferra373.htm

Article, Looking Beyond The Seat Cushion – 24 Hour Pressure Management In Long Term Care U.S. Rehab,
Author, Sheila Buck B.Sc.
http://www.usrehab.com/resource/sheila/sheila9.htm

Article, Muscle Physiology – Muscle Involvement in Joint Movement,
Written by Dr. Mell C. Siff
Sportsci.com
http://www.sportsci.com/SPORTSCI/JANUARY/muscle_physiology.htm

News, Physical Therapist Ushers in New Wheelchair Law
Author, The Reporter, Paul Govern
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter/?ID=2773

SADMERC, Product Classification Lists
http://www.palmettogba.com/palmetto/Other.nsf/f45451e08e6ffeda852569ee00005c6d/85256d430058d01d85256c75004f87e5?OpenDocument

Wheelchair Seating Standards, ISO 16840-1, January 2003 Draft
Workgroup 11, Wheelchair Seating
http://www.wheelchairstandards.pitt.edu/WCS_S/WCS_S_ISO/WCS_S_ISO_WG11/WCS_S_ISO_WG11.html
Note: See also Rix Review in Articles page of Cushmaker.com

An extensive glossary of Diagnosis, Medical and Insurance Terms
Apria Healthcare
http://www.apria.com/resources/0,2725,57-2-A,00.html

An extensive definition and overview of Cerebral Palsy, including: types, cause, diagnosis and treatment
Cleveland Clinic Health System
http://www.cchs.net/health/health-info/docs/2000/2021.asp?index=8717

An extensive definition and overview of Spina Bifida, including: types, prevention, treatment and management
Cleveland Clinic Health System
http://www.cchs.net/health/health-info/docs/2000/2035.asp?index=8719&dpath=http://www.cchs.net/health/health-info/docs/2000/2035.asp?index=8719

An extensive definition and overview of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, including: types, diagnosis and treatment
Cleveland Clinic Health System
http://www.cchs.net/health/health-info/docs/2000/2094.asp?index=8876&dpath=http://www.cchs.net/health/health-info/docs/2000/2094.asp?index=8876

An extensive definition and overview of Urinary Incontinence, including: types, causes and treatments
Cleveland Clinic Health System
http://www.cchs.net/health/health-info/docs/2600/2602.asp?index=9549&dpath=http://www.cchs.net/health/health-info/docs/2600/2602.asp?index=9549

Funding, Region D DMERC Local Coverage Determination, LCD for wheelchair seating
http://www.cignamedicare.com/dmerc/lmrp_lcd/WCS.html

Funding, Region D DMERC Local Coverage Determination - Policy Article
http://www.cignamedicare.com/dmerc/lmrp_lcd/WCS-Art.html

Funding, Region D DMERC Local Coverage Determination, Options/accessories
http://www.cignamedicare.com/dmerc/lmrp_lcd/WCc.html

Teaching aid, Pressure Sores, includes photos and diagrams with schematic of human skin
University of Vienna
http://www.univie.ac.at/cga/courses/be528/pressure/

Teaching aid, The Normal Pelvis, includes links to Abnormal Pelvis and Pelvic Measurements
University of the West of England
http://learntech.uwe.ac.uk/pelvicanatomy/activities/normalpelvis.htm

Teaching aid, Sitting and Chair Design, class notes on the ergonomics of sitting
Cornell University
http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/DEA325notes/sitting.html

Teaching aid, Pelvis: Osteology and Borders, identifies landmarks and gender differences with OBGYN stuff
The Medical Directory
http://www.themedicaldirectory.org/sciences/anatomy/pelvis/osteology.shtml

Teaching aid, Lombard’s Paradox, shows photo of Lombard, explains his paradox and shows video of person moving from sitting to standing position.
The Catholic University of America
http://guardian.curtin.edu.au:16080/cga/teach-in/lombard/