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Explaining Power Seat Functions: Power Tilt & Power Recline

As we continue working our way through power wheelchair topics, our focus turns to the different power seat functions available on the market today. Simply put, power seat functions are the different positions a power wheelchair can achieve. These different positions can be important to perform functional tasks during the day (e.g., seat elevation for reaching…

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Wheelchair Drive Wheel Placement and Indoor Maneuverability

In our last blog about power wheelchairs and mobility, we discussed the benefits and considerations of drive wheel placement. This week we’re continuing our look at drive wheel placement in regards to indoor maneuverability. When instructing for indoor maneuvering, keep in mind: wheelchairs pivot at the drive wheel initiate the turn when the center of…

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Power Assist from a Proactive Perspective

Power assist is often discussed hand in hand with shoulder injury or shoulder pain. What if the discussion was different? What if power assist was considered a proactive part of manual mobility to enhance health and function? Curtis Merring, OT, MOT, and Director of Portfolio Marketing at Permobil, spoke with Laurie Watanabe for a Mobility…

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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: 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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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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