Qualifying Diagnoses and Narrow Motorized Wheelchairs

If you were recently diagnosed with a medical condition that affects your mobility, you may qualify for complex rehab equipment. More serious medical conditions, such as ALS, muscular dystrophy and other diagnoses, may require specialized equipment designed to meet functional and medical needs. A narrow motorized wheelchair, such as the Edge 3 Stretto®, can accept a wide range of complex rehab components to support your posture and positioning, provide comfort and support and help you complete daily living activities. Speak to your physician, therapist or other clinician regarding your options, as they have a greater understanding of your medical needs and can determine what components suit you best.

Narrow Wheelchairs for Multiple Sclerosis

The Edge 3 Stretto with iLevel

Depending on the type of multiple sclerosis, you may require different levels of support from your narrow wheelchair. The components on your power wheelchair may also change over time depending on how your MS condition progresses. To assist with this progression, the Edge 3 Stretto® is available with Q-Logic 3 Advanced Drive Controls, which is highly customizable and expandable. If individuals have limited muscle control, they may benefit from iAccess programmable push button and toggle options. These enable the user to customize their seating independently.  

A Narrow Wheelchair for Quadriplegia

If you experience partial or total paralysis due to an illness or injury, power positioning is a great benefit for individuals living with quadriplegia. TRU-Balance® 3 Power Positioning Systems, an option available on the Stretto narrow motorized wheelchair, helps maintain proper comfort, skin integrity positioning and function. Power tilt, power recline, power articulating leg rests are just some of the components available. TRU-Balance® 3 offers an appealing look and feel while also maximizing independence for users.

ALS Wheelchairs for Narrow Doorways

Jay Smith uses an Edge 3 Stretto

The Edge 3 Stretto is the narrowest, most maneuverable power base. It offers an overall width of 20.47 inches, perfect for navigating tight corners or small areas in the home. Even when customized with complex rehab components to support individuals living with ALS, the Stretto maneuvers easily. Plus, it delivers a smooth ride with independent SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension), keeping individuals with ALS comfortable. When choosing between the best wheelchairs for narrow doorways, the Stretto is a great choice.

Narrow Wheelchairs for Traumatic Brain Injury

When living with a TBI or traumatic brain injury, iLevel® technology can help individuals live more independently. iLevel is available as an option on the Stretto narrow wheelchair, elevating the user up to 12 inches for greater access to areas in the home. Equipped with Extra Stability Technology®, iLevel improves quality of life and daily functions. Individuals with TBI can safely complete activities such as transferring, reaching, grooming and toileting.

Medicaid and Narrow Wheelchairs

Medicare and Narrow Wheelchairs


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