Research from the UWM Mobility Lab was presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) annual meeting, held September 26-29, 2021.
Dr. Joshua Leonardis presented data collected in conjunction with Dr. Lawrence Vogel and Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago’s Motion Analysis Center. His presentation was titled: The Effects of Biological Sex on Glenohumeral Joint Motion and Force Variability during Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Propulsion. This research suggests that there may be important differences based on biological sex in children who use manual wheelchairs that could be considered when making wheelchair training suggestions.
Dr. Brooke Slavens presented data collected in conjunction with Dr. Lawrence Vogel at Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago at ACRM in a presentation titled: Assessment of Longitudinal Changes in Manual Wheelchair Handrim Forces and Stroke Patterns in Children with Spinal Cord Injury. This research examined changes in wheelchair propulsion techniques between two visits approximately 1 year apart for children with spinal cord injuries and indicates that further longitudinal studies of children who use wheelchairs could be important in the development of guidelines for pediatric wheelchair use.