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Methods of Pressure Redistribution: Offloading/Partial Offloading

We’ve talked about methods of pressure redistribution in the past. Today we’re taking a closer look at offloading / partial offloading and the benefits and considerations associated with this style of pressure redistribution. Offloading / Partial Offloading The principle of taking pressure off of a small surface area and loading it onto a greater surface area…

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Maintaining Your Ride: Manual Wheelchair Maintenance

This is 4th blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check out blog 1, blog 2, and blog 3. Manual wheelchair users are not excluded from the need to perform regular wheelchair maintenance. The adverse effects of not maintaining a manual wheelchair include wheelchair breakdown and being without mobility. Steps for Maintaining a Manual Wheelchair Clean manual…

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Maintaining Your Ride: Power Wheelchair Maintenance

This is 3rd blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check out blog 1 and blog 2. In our maintaining your ride blog series, we’ve looked at cleaning and disinfecting seating and positioning products, manual wheelchairs, and power wheelchairs. To keep your wheelchair in good working order we strongly recommend maintenance too. Today we are…

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A Year in Review: Permobil Webinar Series 2020

It’s safe to say this last year has been out of the ordinary. This has created many new challenges, requiring us all to adopt new ways of working. To help support clinicians, ATPs, providers, and the people who use our products, Permobil Academy offered even more virtual education opportunities during the year than before. Listed…

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Manual wheelchair frame materials: Titanium

This blog is part of our TiLite balanced ride blog series. This blog is part of our TiLite balanced ride blog series. See part 1, part 2 and part 3. See our page all about a TiLite Balanced Ride here. Hi readers! Curtis has handed the mic to me for this blog to share with you how titanium is another key material choice to…

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Manual wheelchair frame materials: 6000 & 7000 series aluminum

This blog is part of our TiLite balanced ride blog series. See part 1 and part 2. See our page all about a TiLite Balanced Ride here. Hi again. In our last Balanced Ride blog, we discussed the importance of material science in the complex rehab technology industry. Frame material choice in ultra-lightweight manual wheelchairs (ULMWCs) plays…

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The Material Science Involved in Finding a Balanced Ride: Frame materials

This blog is part of our TiLite balanced ride blog series. See part 1 here. See our page all about a TiLite Balanced Ride here. Frame material choice plays a pivotal role in how someone finds a Balanced Ride in an ultra-lightweight manual wheelchair. It is key because frame choice affects the lightweight, durability, and configuration…

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TiLite: How to find a Balanced Ride

As an occupational therapist working in seating clinics, it was important for me to prescribe equipment that met as many of my clients’ needs as possible. The more I focused on their needs, the more I understood that providing even the best ultra-lightweight manual wheelchair still meant there would be some tradeoffs. For me, this…

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Cushion Considerations: Providing the Required Postural Support

This is the 3rd and final blog in our series on cushion considerations. Check out the 1st blog & 2nd blog, and our Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Guide for more information about wheelchair seating. As we determine the appropriate method of pressure redistribution and cushion material, we must be aware of and consider how to address any postural abnormalities…

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