Child Wheelchairs and Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of genetic diseases characterized by abnormal genes that interfere with the production of proteins that are needed to form healthy muscle. This interference causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. Symptoms can include poor balance, difficulty walking, frequent falls and limited range of motion, but vary depending onContinue reading “Child Wheelchairs and Muscular Dystrophy”

Pediatric Wheelchairs and Arthrogryposis

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenital (AMC) is the congenital joint contracture in two or more areas of the body. The word “Arthrogryposis” originates from Greek and means “curving of joints.” Children who are born with joint contractures experience muscle shortening, due to abnormal fibrosis of the muscle tissue. Because of this, they are unable to perform activeContinue reading “Pediatric Wheelchairs and Arthrogryposis”

Child Wheelchairs and Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as OI or brittle bone disease, is a group of genetic disorders that mainly affect the bones. The term “osteogenesis imperfecta” means imperfect bone formation and is caused by an abnormality in the gene that produces Type 1 collagen, a protein used to create bone. Individuals with OI have bones thatContinue reading “Child Wheelchairs and Osteogenesis Imperfecta”

Pediatric Wheelchairs for Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of more than 30 genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. MD is characterized by abnormal genes that interfere with the production of proteins that are needed to form healthy muscle. Symptoms of muscular dystrophy can vary depending on the type and severity. Some symptomsContinue reading “Pediatric Wheelchairs for Muscular Dystrophy”

Child Wheelchairs and Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disorder that affects the control of muscle movement. SMA is characterized by the loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord and the part of the brain that connects to the spinal cord. The loss of these specialized nerve cells results in muscle weakness and wasting (also knownContinue reading “Child Wheelchairs and Spinal Muscular Atrophy”

Child Wheelchairs and Cerebral Palsy

If your child was born with cerebral palsy, he or she may struggle with mobility. Although there are many different child power wheelchairs, Quantum offers solutions that can be customized to meet the mobility and medical needs of your son or daughter. Learn more about finding the perfect wheelchair for child with cerebral palsy. UnderstandingContinue reading “Child Wheelchairs and Cerebral Palsy”

Pediatric Wheelchairs for Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a condition where the spine does not form normally, typically occurring early in the pregnancy. When the neural tube doesn’t close all the way, the backbone that protects the spinal cord of the fetus doesn’t form and close as it should, resulting in damage to the spine and nerves. There are threeContinue reading “Pediatric Wheelchairs for Spina Bifida”

Seating and Positioning for Narrow Wheelchairs

Are you living with a medical condition that makes it challenging for you to walk, shift your weight or change your position? Quantum® Power Chairs offer the perfect solution! These electric wheelchairs are designed to provide comfort and support while delivering greater independence and mobility. The Best Narrow Electric Wheelchair If you live in anContinue reading “Seating and Positioning for Narrow Wheelchairs”

Understanding a Huntington’s Disease Diagnosis

When faced with a diagnosis of a severe medical condition or disability, individuals and their loved ones may have a lot of questions and concerns. It’s important to get answers and be highly knowledgeable in what to expect. Patients living with or recently diagnosed with huntington’s disease need to understand the huntington’s disease definition, asContinue reading “Understanding a Huntington’s Disease Diagnosis”

How to Interview a Home Health Aide

If you serve as a caregiver for your elderly or disabled loved one and can’t be with him or her all the time, it’s a good idea to employ a home health aide. Sometimes referred to as a personal care aide, having a home health aide to assist with caregiving duties can help take someContinue reading “How to Interview a Home Health Aide”