Who is Adaptive Equipment Corner
Adaptive Equipment Corner was founded in 2015 by Cindy Hardin-Weiss, PT and Christina Hardin-Weiss, ST. As therapists, we see seniors struggling every day to care for themselves. Most of our clients have the same goal and that is to remain as independent as possible in their home. Many times, this goal can be achieved by simply having the right tools. As most therapists are aware, there are catalogs FULL of adaptive equipment available to assist their clients with just about any need. However, many seniors, including their caregivers are NOT aware and even more frightening, do not know how to use the equipment safely. Our goal is to be a trusted resource for individuals looking for information regarding adaptive equipment and how to use it safely to enhance senior’s ability to age in place.
Adaptive Equipment Corner produces educational and instructional videos. Our mission is to enhance continuity of care from healthcare facility to home, increase client and caregiver safety during daily care and improve and maintain the client’s optimal level of functional independence.
I graduated in 1992 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St Louis, MO. The majority of my career has been spent in Home Healthcare, with short stents in skilled rehabilitation and outpatient therapy clinical settings. My passion is to assist people in maintaining their independence, especially when it makes the difference in their ability to remain in their home.
Physical Therapy’s main focus is mobility. Make sure to check out Adaptive Equipment Corner’s mobility videos. Click HERE to watch them now!
I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Master’s degree in Speech/Language/Dysphagia Therapy. I have spent most of my career treating patients in the skilled nursing facility environment. Of all the speech therapy areas we treat, I enjoy working with people that have difficulty eating, chewing and swallowing after illness or disease.
Speech Therapy’s main focus is cognition and swallowing difficulties. Make sure to check out Adaptive Equipment Corner’s speech related videos. Click HERE to watch them now!
I graduated in 2010 from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Studies and in 2012 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from St. Louis University. I have practiced as an OT in skilled nursing rehabilitation centers, home health, and outpatient therapy. I enjoy addressing my patient’s deficits and encouraging them to pursue what is meaningful to them.
Occupational Therapy’s main focus is activities of daily living (ADL). Make sure to check out Adaptive Equipment Corner’s ADL videos. Click HERE to watch them now!
I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology, and 2009 from the University of Maryland Baltimore with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. My work experience includes inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient neurological (stroke and brain injury) rehabilitation, home health, skilled nursing and assisted living. In March 2020, I became an LSVT BIG certified therapist for those living with Parkinson’s Disease. For the past 7 years, I have largely worked with persons living with dementia and helping provide a safe environment and enhancing their quality of life through skilled mobility training and caregiver education.