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Methods of Pressure Redistribution: Immersion and Envelopment

We’ve talked about methods of pressure redistribution in the past. To quickly recap, pressure cannot be eliminated in seating, so instead we must focus on the redistribution of pressure. Taking the same amount of pressure and spreading it out over a greater surface area will do this, but even then, there are different methods in…

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A User’s Balanced Ride Story: Titanium vs. Aluminum Manual Wheelchairs

This blog is part of our TiLite balanced ride blog series. See part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. See our page all about a TiLite Balanced Ride here. When you look at ultra-lightweight manual wheelchairs these days, they look more sleek and stylish than ever. And why shouldn’t they? A properly fitted wheelchair can be seen as an extension of the individual,…

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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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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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