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Bodypoint
Seattle, Washington, USA
Manufactures postural supports that improve the lives of wheelchair users
Interests: wheelchairs, positioning, seating, mobility, standers, shower chairs, paraplegia, quadriplegia, tetraplegia,TBI, SCI, CP, MS, ALS, spina bifida, adaptive equipment, AAC, AT, adaptive sports
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Our updated 2018 product guide is now available in a low-resolution copy for all users and a high-resolution version for users with a Bodypoint® account. You can also view an online version here, or request a hard copy by completing a brief survey. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Position Strong
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Now available, 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 on your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Position Strong
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 (140° F) and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Position Strong
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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Position Strong
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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,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Position Strong
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Position Strong
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Position Strong
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Position Strong
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.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Position Strong
This is what a German user, Tobias Jan, told us on Facebook: "...Padding is comfortable. + with the additional straps the main belt stays in position... The main benefit is less back pain because of blocking the pelvis rotation, Additional benefits are: - Tied down in the chair i feel... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Position Strong
Why is this post "presenting" a product we've had for years? Because we meet few people who can name all the ways to use it! For one thing, it's a part-time or full-time pelvic support for "people who don't like belts" and/or have problems with belts getting in the way... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Position Strong
Ian Mackay, of Ian's Ride fame, was recently featured in an Apple video, showing how Siri, Switch Control and Facetime enhance a beautiful outing on the trail. Ian uses a BP chest belt to hold an upright, centered position from which to enjoy his natural adventures. Perhaps the most striking... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Position Strong
An "all CRT is equal" mentality can only hurt patients. Just as there are therapies that are more or less effective for a particular condition, features, build quality and performance vary in our world as well. Those of us who test to standards, inspect materials and products before shipping, and... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Position Strong
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Edit: as requested in a comment below, here's a pic of a pad "stuck on" We sell sub-ASIS pads, teardrop-shaped pads filled with Synergel, by the pair, in small and large sizes. As you can imagine, they fill anatomical gaps and asymmetry, but also provide extra cushioning, helpful in a... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Position Strong
One of our users, Todd Stabelfeldt, aka "the Quadfather," was featured in this inspirational Apple video. Of course, switch control, the Home app and Siri is a great combination, but the home life and camaraderie we see here is so much more -- the humanity that technology, at its best,... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Position Strong
Our live chat is quick and easy! At the bottom right of every page here on the blog and on each bodypoint.com product page, click on the orange text and you can get a quote, ask a question, get a photo or diagram...endless possibilities! Ashley, Gabby and Stephanie are happy... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Position Strong
Back in December, we presented a Webinar on the enduring value of Bodypoint supports -- it comes down to value, as purchases often do. While the presentation was aimed at companies that sell our products, the basics apply to users, caregivers and clinicians as well. Sometimes, you get what you... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Position Strong
Nicole Muehlenhaus, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Bodypoint, recently decided to relocate from Seattle to be closer to family. For three years, Nicole tirelessly yet cheerfully helped BP re-focus on our value message, make informed portfolio decisions, better serve trade customers and meet user needs. She was also... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Position Strong
This week, we're shooting some videos (coming your way soon!) and noticed two little but important tips to share. When a user or caregiver is adjusting the tightness of any postural support with a buckle (think hip belts, chest/shoulder supports, the Evoflex®), it often takes a second tug after initially... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Position Strong
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Warmer weather, as many of us are experiencing (finally!), often directs us toward the beauty and recreation to be found in and around water, perhaps using beach wheelchairs, pool lifts or boats. Or maybe to a muddy music festival. And that leads us to one of our favorite topics: Aeromesh®.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Position Strong
Wheelchair users come in all shapes and sizes. Often, larger users, especially those with a pear shape where the upper body is much smaller than the belly, will be better served by a two-point chest strap (attached to the chair in one place on each side) or belt than a... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Position Strong
Many of our hip belts and harnesses are attached to a wheelchair using a Cinch Mount, which looks like this: By adjusting the length of the webbing (plain, unpadded material) inside this mount, you can easily adjust the length and fit of your belt or harness. Insert a screwdriver into... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Position Strong
In our conversation, it was evident that the costs associated with delivering and setting up equipment are grossly underestimated by the insurance industry. Too many payment sources view HME and DME providers as only deliverers of product, not necessarily the providers of service. via blog.comfortcompany.com As this post points out,... Continue reading
Reblogged May 4, 2017 at Position Strong
One of our most versatile dynamic supports, did you know that the Monoflex can be placed on the chest, upper abdomen or legs? A chest support to consider when a four-point harness would require drilling new holes, it can be a secure but lower-profile option. On the chest, the Monoflex... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Position Strong
We were thrilled to watch Callen and his dad Philip having a great time at a Utah skate park, leveraging the security of a BP hip belt and Stayflex™! Helping our users stay in motion is our prime motivation, every day. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Position Strong