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Charcot-Marie-Tooth

By Smart Solutions | August 2, 2019

What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease? Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is used to describe a range of various inherited genetic disorders that affect the peripheral nervous system – the nerves that stretch from our spine to the distal parts of our body and control movement and sensation. Who discovered Charcot-Marie-Tooth? CMT takes its name from the three doctors…

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Case Study – Power Wheelchair

By Smart Solutions | July 31, 2019

Meet one of our participants with a great assistive technology outcome. Mrs. J is a local Sunshine Coast participant.  She was referred to SSRG for a new power wheelchair and pressure cushion through NDIS. At the time of the referral, Mrs. J had an aged standard manual wheelchair and a foam cushion which was no…

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Wheelchair Scripting

By Smart Solutions | July 31, 2019

What wheelchair is right for me? Wheelchairs are far more than just a means of transport.  Whether you are a part time or full-time wheelchair user, there are things that need to be done to make sure that your wheelchair is going to suit your individual needs.  In a real sense, a wheelchair is an…

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Muscular Dystrophy

By Smart Solutions | July 24, 2019

What is muscular dystrophy? Muscular Dystrophy is the term given to a group of genetic (inherited) conditions where the body’s muscles change over time, resulting in increased weakness, muscle deterioration, decreased organ function and other disabling symptoms.  There are more than 30 different types of muscular dystrophy. Some forms of Muscular Dystrophy, such as Duchenne…

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Pressure Care

By Smart Solutions | July 18, 2019

Managing Pressure Care at Home. National Wound Awareness Week 2019 runs from the 15th to 21st July. With 420,000 cases of chronic wounds in Australia each year, it is a subject that we are passionate about at Smart Solutions Rehab Group (SSRG). Pressure related injuries account for a massive 84% of chronic wound cases, yet…

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Global MND Awareness Day

By Smart Solutions | June 21, 2019

Maximising Your Independence with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. Gradually, messages stop reaching the muscles, which in turn leads to weakness and wasting of these muscles.

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Home Modifications

By Smart Solutions | June 19, 2019

homeHow do Home Modifications work? Knowledge of Universal Design and other principles of making homes accessible to all is growing.  Although a lot of new homes are built with these principles in mind, a lot of older homes can be impractical for people who are living with disability and may require modification. What are Home…

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World MS Day

By Smart Solutions | May 30, 2019

The Invisible Symptoms of MS. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves), there are over 25,600 people living with MS in Australia and 3,970 Queenslanders living with the disease. This year’s World MS Day theme, Visibility, aimed to (both) spotlight the invisible…

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Falls Prevention

By Smart Solutions | July 16, 2018

Reducing your Falls Risk in 3 easy steps! A few years ago, I was rushing out the door (as is my usual practice) only to find myself suddenly horizontal on the back stairs wildly grabbing for the handrail. To my shock and surprise I had fallen! Falls can happen at any time…and usually when you…

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