Qualifying Diagnoses and Kids Wheelchairs

If your child was recently diagnosed with a condition that affects their mobility, complex rehab equipment may help them live independently. Serious medical conditions, such as Friedreich’s ataxia, spinal muscular atrophy and osteogenesis imperfecta, can require specialized equipment to provide mobility and meet functional and medical needs. A kids wheelchair, such as the Edge 3 Stretto®, accepts a wide range of components, including seating and positioning, drive controls, wheelchair cushions and much more. Speak to your child’s physician, therapist or other clinician about your child’s mobility needs. They can perform an evaluation and determine which components are right for your child.

Kids Wheelchairs and Friedreich’s Ataxia

If your child loses muscle coordination and develops unsteady movements, they can benefit from postural support. TRU-Balance® 3 Power Positioning Systems is available on the Edge 3 Stretto kids wheelchair. TRU-Balance 3 offers many options, including tilt, recline, power articulating leg rests, power articulating foot platform and power adjustable seat height. These components can ensure proper comfort, skin integrity and positioning. For additional comfort and support, there are many Quantum® wheelchair cushions designed to meet pressure needs.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Kids Wheelchairs

If your child is living with osteogenesis imperfecta, they may qualify for alternate drive controls to help them operate their kids wheelchair. Q-Logic 3 Advanced Drive Controls, available on the Edge 3 Stretto, is an expandable controller system. If your child cannot operate the standard joystick, their power wheelchair can be fitted with alternative drive controls such as a head array or chin control. Q-Logic 3 comes standard with Bluetooth® technology, so your child can operate their tablet or cell phone using the Q-Logic 3 screen.

The Best Kids Wheelchair for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

When it comes to kids living with spinal muscular atrophy, the Edge 3 Stretto can be customized to meet the changing medical needs of your child. Your child may lose their ability to complete simple tasks independently, which is why iLevel® power adjustable seat height is so beneficial! iLevel is an available option on the Stretto wheelchair and can elevate users up to 12 inches in height. iLevel’s Extra Stability Technology® enhances safety, so your child can complete daily activities such as reaching, transferring, toileting and grooming.

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