Category: Training and Education

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Top 5 Reasons to use an Adjustable Wheelchair Back Support System

Too many of our geriatric residents present with some degree of abnormal curvature of the spine, which causes them to slide into undesirable postures in the wheelchair system. When we allow them to slide into abnormal postures, we place our residents at risk for pressure injuries and falls from the wheelchair. The commonly seen abnormal…

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Different Client Populations & Power Assist Applications

Part 3 in our series about Power Assist Devices. See Part 1 and Part 2. Now that we have a better understanding of the potential applications of power assist outside of the traditional “shoulder pain” or “long distance” needs – we can move into specific population considerations. We discussed in week 1 of this blog…

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Benefits of Front Wheel Drive Part 2

Part 2 in our two-part series exploring the potential benefits and uses of front wheel drive power wheelchairs. Check out Part 1. Last week we looked a few reasons a front wheel drive (FWD) power wheelchair might be right for you. We discussed how FWD wheel base configuration can increase how close you can get to…

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Benefits of Front Wheel Drive Part 1

Part 1 in our two part series exploring the potential benefits and uses of front wheel drive power wheelchairs. We at Permobil have over 50 years of redefining not just ability, but also mobility. Today we are focusing on front wheel drive solutions and our story really starts with our founder, Dr. Per Udden, who…

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The benefits of a solid back for everyday wheelchair users

Benefits of the right back support: For a person who uses a wheelchair most of the time, the back support plays a key role in optimizing function and independence. A solid back support for an individual, especially one who utilizes a rigid manual wheelchair, may accomplish some or all the benefits below: Provide trunk stability…

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Ergonomic Seating and Manual Wheelchairs

Everyone has experienced an ergonomic seat design at some time or another. If you look at the seats in our cars, offices or even in waiting rooms ergonomic design is used because those making the chairs understand that the more the chair contours and fits a person, the less work the person must do to…

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Permobil Connect: My Permobil User App

Part 5 in our series where we take a deeper look at the Permobil Connect. See Part 1, 2, 3 & 4 here. The past few weeks we have looked at the benefits of having a connected power wheelchair to promote best health as well as being pro active rather than reactive with maintenance. Today let’s…

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Permobil Connect: Fleet Management

Part 4 in our series where we take a deeper look at the Permobil Connect. See Part 1, 2 & 3 here. Last week we discussed how activating Permobil Connect on your Permobil Corpus power wheelchair gives you access to Virtual Seating Coach, an app that can serve to optimize your health in your wheelchair. This…

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Permobil Connect: Managing your health using the Virtual Seating Coach

Part 3 in our series where we take a deeper look at the Permobil Connect. See Part 1 & 2 here.   Last week we talked about the risks of immobility for power wheelchair users. Although the risks are real, there are ways to minimize these risks through MOVEMENT! Power wheelchair users with power seat functions…

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