A Child Motorized Wheelchair for SMA

Spinal muscular atrophy, also known as SMA, affects the control of muscle movement. An individual with spinal muscular atrophy loses specialized nerve cells referred to as motor neurons, causing muscle weakness and wasting. In severe cases, the muscles used for breathing and swallowing are also affected. There are many types of spinal muscular atrophy. SpinalContinue reading “A Child Motorized Wheelchair for SMA”

A Narrow Motorized Wheelchair and Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, otherwise referred to as MS, is a chronic auto-immune disorder within the central nervous system. Multiple sclerosis affects neurons that allow an individual’s brain to control his or her body. Multiple sclerosis types include primary progressive (PPMS), clinically isolated syndrome, (CIS), relapsed-remitting (RRMS) and secondary progressive (SPMS). Symptoms of multiple sclerosis include theContinue reading “A Narrow Motorized Wheelchair and Multiple Sclerosis”

A Super Narrow Wheelchair for ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also called ALS, is a progressive neuromuscular disease. It causes the loss of structure or function of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. The brain loses its ability to control muscle movements. ALS is a progressive condition. A person with ALS typically experiences a sudden decline in function and theirContinue reading “A Super Narrow Wheelchair for ALS”

Staying in Shape During COVID-19

Living with limited mobility doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. In fact, health professionals recommend that individuals exercise because of the benefits, such as boosting your mood, easing depression, and relieving stress and anxiety. Reaping these benefits is more important now than ever as we stay at home, surrounded by COVID-19 news on TV and socialContinue reading “Staying in Shape During COVID-19”

A Child Wheelchair and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy, sometimes referred to as CP, is a chronic condition where an individual is unable to fully control muscles, body movement and coordination. The condition usually originates before birth or during infancy, usually due to lack of oxygen to the brain or trauma. There are three cerebral palsy types: spastic, ataxic, and athetoid orContinue reading “A Child Wheelchair and Cerebral Palsy”

Friedreich’s Ataxia and Kids Wheelchairs

If your son or daughter has been recently diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia, you have a lot of questions and concerns regarding your child’s diagnosis. Due to the affect that Friedreich’s ataxia has on muscle coordination and the nervous system, your child’s doctor may recommend a kids wheelchair, so that your son or daughter can maintainContinue reading “Friedreich’s Ataxia and Kids Wheelchairs”

Narrow Wheelchairs and Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function, movement and/or feeling. They typically result from accidents or diseases like polio, spina bifida or Friedreich’s ataxia. The spinal cord does not have to be severed for a loss of function to occur. In fact, in mostContinue reading “Narrow Wheelchairs and Spinal Cord Injury”

Wheelchairs for Progressive Muscular Atrophy

Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), also known as Duchenne-Aran muscular atrophy, is a rare subtype of motor neuron disease, known as a sibling condition to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Progressive muscular atrophy only affects the lower motor neurons. Symptoms of PMA include atrophy, muscle weakness, lack of reflexes, lack of spasticity and can be limited toContinue reading “Wheelchairs for Progressive Muscular Atrophy”

Narrow Wheelchairs for Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. It can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be mild or moderate, such as headache and lightheadedness, or severe,Continue reading “Narrow Wheelchairs for Traumatic Brain Injury”

Narrow Wheelchairs for ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease that causes the loss of structure or function of neurons in the brain and spinal cord. These motor neurons control voluntary muscle movement, and ALS decreases one’s ability to control movements, such as chewing, walking, breathing and talking. Due toContinue reading “Narrow Wheelchairs for ALS”