Does your child have a medical condition that affects his or her ability to walk? He or she may qualify for a pediatric motorized wheelchair. When you think of a wheelchair, you may think of heavy or large wheelchairs that are too big and bulky to maneuver. There are many pediatric wheelchair manufacturers that offer the best complex rehab technologies for children. The question is, which pediatric motorized wheelchair is right for your child?
Pediatric Motorized Wheelchairs
If your child is living with a disability that affects his or her ability to complete daily activities, he or she may qualify for a wheelchair. Quantum offers a wide range of life-changing technologies to meet medical and quality-of-life needs. From power positioning to drive controls to life-altering iLevel® power adjustable seat height, discover how a pediatric motorized wheelchair can be customized to meet your child’s needs.
The Edge 3 Stretto™ Wheelchair
When considering the different pediatric wheelchair manufacturers, you should take a look at the Edge 3 Stretto™ by Quantum. Perfect for kids and teenagers, your child can enjoy all the great features that the Stretto has to offer, including a narrow width! With an overall wheelchair base width of 20.75 inches with 12.5-inch drive wheels, the Stretto is perfect for navigating small spaces in the home and at school, as well as navigating other kid-sized spaces.
The Stretto is a great choice because it provides a smoother ride with independent SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension). The angle of the shocks on the wheelchair base offer increased shock absorption. The Stretto is available with optional iLevel® technology, which can elevate your child up to 12 inches, allowing them to drive at 3.5 mph while elevated.
Benefits of a Pediatric Wheelchair Cushion
When working with a therapist or Assistant Technology Professional (ATP) on choosing components for your child’s wheelchair, the therapist or ATP may recommend a pediatric wheelchair cushion. A wheelchair cushion can simply be a cushion for general use or assist with positioning and skin protection. The Stealth Products® Solution SPP Cushion offers skin protection and positioning benefits. It features a twin-cell, aqueous gel insert that is placed under at-risk bony areas.
No matter what your child requires on his or her wheelchair, whether it’s power positioning, drive controls or a wheelchair cushion, the Edge 3 Stretto can be built to suit your son or daughter’s medical and quality-of-life needs.