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Wheelchair frame progression, part II

We’re continuing our look at the progression of manual wheelchair frame design with part II. We’re getting closer to how the design has been refined and evolved in the manual wheelchair as we know it today! This two-part blog belongs to our TiLite balanced ride blog series. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5.…

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Wheelchair frame progression, part I

This two-part blog belongs to our TiLite balanced ride blog series. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5. See our page all about a TiLite Balanced Ride here. Today, we’re excited to share with you a look at the progression of manual wheelchair frame design in the hopes of deepening your understanding of the choices to consider…

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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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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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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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