Finding the Right Mobility Device for Someone with Cerebral Palsy

Finding the Right Mobility Device for Someone with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a whole group of disorders that can appear in early childhood that affect a person’s movement and posture. Depending on the way the disorder manifests itself determines what type and form of cerebral palsy the person has.

Cerebral palsy can also get classified differently depending on the types of doctor they are seeing or which government agency they are working with. Cerebral palsy can get classified as mild, moderate, or severe.

Because cerebral palsy can cause different mobility issues for people, choosing a mobility device for someone with cerebral palsy needs to be considered on an individual basis. The mobility device used needs to provide adequate support and assistance which can make the choice difficult. Continue reading “Finding the Right Mobility Device for Someone with Cerebral Palsy”

What Accessories Should I Get for My Complex Rehab Chair?

What Accessories Should I Get for My Complex Rehab Chair?

Do you have a wheelchair or power chair that is in need of a bit of TLC and a personal touch?

Your daily mobility should be effortless. It’s important that you feel happy and comfortable getting around from A to B with a certain air of grace and style. This is where wheelchair accessories and attachments come in.

There are so many options and add-ons to choose which can positively impact your levels of comfort. Not to mention that customization helps to show a bit of your flair and personality.

Our Complex Rehab Chairs are perfect vessels to add these little details and accessories. Check out our comprehensive guide to ensure you are always making a grand entrance. Continue reading “What Accessories Should I Get for My Complex Rehab Chair?”

Choosing the Right Wheel Position for Your Chair

Choosing the Right Wheel Position for Your Chair

Did you know that 1.5% or about 3.6 million Americans over the age of 15 use a wheelchair to get around? Do you have a condition that requires the use of a wheelchair?

Have your wheelchair needs changed? Do you feel limited in your daily activities due to problems with your wheelchair? The troubles you’re facing might be due to an improper wheelchair wheel configuration.

Finding the right wheelchair wheel configuration could be the key to optimizing your independence. Here, we will provide information about different wheel drive systems, and describe how these systems can impact your day-to-day activities.

It’s important that you understand the options available, so let’s learn about how wheelchair wheel positions and drives can enhance your life. Continue reading “Choosing the Right Wheel Position for Your Chair”

What the Future Has in Store for Wheelchair Users

What the Future Has in Store for Wheelchair Users

Most wheelchair users wish they had a better wheelchair. The one they have is heavy, bulky, uncomfortable, or could even cause them pain. Most are not aesthetically pleasing and do little to boost the morale of the wheelchair user.

Whether you’re using a wheelchair as part of your rehabilitation, or need a wheelchair permanently in your life, you’re probably all too familiar with the feeling that there must be better wheelchairs out there. If only you could get your hands on one, or better yet, sit in one.

If you’ve ever wondered what the future holds in store for wheelchair users, look no further. This article will focus on wheelchair future tech and design features in Complex Rehab Chairs and touch on innovations that were once the stuff dreams were made of. Continue reading “What the Future Has in Store for Wheelchair Users”

How Important is Seating?

How Important is Seating?

In America, an estimated 1.7 million people rely on wheelchairs or power scooters as a mobility aid.

For those that spend a significant amount of time in their chairs, the position they sit in can have a huge impact on their health and well-being. A wheelchair seating system that’s a good fit can help them stay comfortable, while one that’s a poor fit can cause a host of problems.

If you want to improve your loved one’s health, learn some of the biggest reasons why wheelchair seating and positioning are vital for health and comfort. Continue reading “How Important is Seating?”

What to Look for in a Wheelchair Repair Service

What to Look for in a Wheelchair Repair Service

A study conducted in 2011 found that wheelchair users who don’t perform regular maintenance checks on their wheelchairs are at a significantly higher risk of having potentially life-threatening accidents.

However, even if you’re diligent about maintenance, sometimes things happen. When things inevitably break, you have to get them repaired, but they have to be repaired correctly.

For that, you’ll need to choose a good wheelchair repair service provider.

If you’re currently looking for one, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. There are many options to choose from, and each company claims they’re the best.

The following tips will help you choose the right one.

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What is Complex Rehab Technology?

If you have a disability or medical condition that makes mobility difficult, (CRT) could play a significant role in your life. It can help you regain your independence and quality of life.

Are you wondering if you should make the transition to a complex rehab technology chair?

Once you’ve had an evaluation, your medical team will decide which CRT is a good choice for you. You’ll be fitted for your complex rehab wheelchair and receive training.

The training involves adjusting, programming, and configuration. This helps you engage in your daily activities safely and independently.

Here is everything you need to know about Complex Rehab Chairs, and how they can improve your quality of life and independence.

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Transitioning from a Manual to a Power Wheelchair

Around 3.3 million Americans use a wheelchair. From manual wheelchairs to motorized chairs, complex rehab chairs to mobility scooters, these mobility devices can help give you more independence and improve your quality of life.

However, there can come a time when your current mobility aid is no longer consistent with your needs.

If the manual chair you’re currently using is starting to cause you pain, fatigue, and other problems, then it could be time for you to transition to a power chair.

Here is some information as to why making the power wheelchair switch could be the right move for you.

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The Absolute Best Wheelchair Accessible Vacations

If you or a loved one is in a wheelchair, it can be difficult to choose a vacation spot. Ideally, you want to find completely wheelchair accessible vacations where there’s a lot of activities that accept those who need them.

The search can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be.

If you’re having trouble finding a wheelchair accessible vacation spot, fear not. Here are some of the best choices you can make.

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How to Choose a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

When you or a loved one depends on a mobility device to get around, accessibility is crucial.

Whether you’re using a rehab chair, a wheelchair, or a mobility scooter, it’s important that your car is ready to meet all your needs. Beyond that, you want a vehicle that’s reliable, powerful, comfortable, and stylish, but you shouldn’t have to compromise on quality for accessibility.

So, what should you expect when looking for a wheelchair accessible vehicle? Here are some tips to help you find the perfect fit.

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