What I Love Most About My Stretto Wheelchair

My Stretto is my first power wheelchair. When I sat down with my representative to customize my wheelchair…woah! There are A LOT more choices compared to making selections for a manual wheelchair! As is usually my go-to when I’m entering uncharted disability-related waters, I checked with friends and colleagues in our disability community to askContinue reading “What I Love Most About My Stretto Wheelchair”

Helpful Tips for Power Chair Users During the Winter Months

As a power wheelchair user, I’ve learned a lot about driving a power chair in the winter. If you live in the Northeast like I do, you start to notice the colder air during the months of October and November. The next thing you know, there’s snow on the ground. This can be challenging forContinue reading “Helpful Tips for Power Chair Users During the Winter Months”

How to Keep Your Power Chair Clean During the Fall

The weather is changing as we head into the late fall and early winter months. The ground is getting softer. Leaves litter the ground everywhere. There’s a lot more rain and as a result, a lot more mud. All of this means less-than-ideal conditions for driving your power wheelchair. So, here are a few tipsContinue reading “How to Keep Your Power Chair Clean During the Fall”

How to Push a Power Wheelchair

Having a power wheelchair means that you can operate it electronically. Still, there may be times when you need to move the motorized wheelchair to transport it. To protect your power wheelchair and keep it in good condition, there are some good habits to follow to avoid damage to the wheelchair while moving it manually.Continue reading “How to Push a Power Wheelchair”

Understanding Wheelchair Drive-Wheel Configurations

During the process of choosing a complex rehab wheelchair, your therapist works with an ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) to determine which power chair and components meet your needs. When selecting a power wheelchair base, drive wheel configuration is an important factor to consider. Front-wheel, mid-wheel and rear-wheel drive each have their own benefits. You shouldContinue reading “Understanding Wheelchair Drive-Wheel Configurations”

Let’s All Stay Safe this 4th of July

Many of us are excited to resume our usual gatherings and activities for Independence Day. We’ve all been through so much with the COVID-19 pandemic, so we deserve to have some fun! While you’re out there having fun, it’s important to also stay safe. Here are some important safety tips when celebrating this July 4thContinue reading “Let’s All Stay Safe this 4th of July”

Understanding Wheelchair Cushions

A complex rehab power wheelchair is designed to meet the user’s medical and quality-of-life needs and provide greater independence. The power wheelchair needs to be fitted to the individual and it needs to be comfortable. There are many components that can be found on a complex rehab power wheelchair, including seating and electronics, wheelchair cushionsContinue reading “Understanding Wheelchair Cushions”

Benefits of Front-Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchairs

When working with your therapist and the ATP during the power wheelchair selection process, there’s a lot to discuss. Which components meet your needs, do you qualify for funding and more. When choosing an electric wheelchair base, the drive wheel configuration is very important. Front-wheel, mid-wheel and rear-wheel drive each have their own advantages andContinue reading “Benefits of Front-Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchairs”

Why Choose the 4Front® 2 Electric Wheelchair

The next generation of the 4Front® Power Chair here! The 4Front® 2 Electric Wheelchair offers many new advancements for front-wheel drive users. With exciting new features, powerful suspension and a sleek look, the 4Front 2 is a fabulous addition to the Quantum lineup. Read on to learn more about this formidable power chair. The BenefitsContinue reading “Why Choose the 4Front® 2 Electric Wheelchair”

See and Be Seen with Wheelchair Safety Lights

Quantum’s LED fender lights enhance the independence and safety of power wheelchair users, both in the home and out in the community. These ultra-bright and long-life LEDs give you the visibility you need at night or in environments with low lighting. Our wheelchair safety lights are switch operated and feature a slim-line fender integration. MountedContinue reading “See and Be Seen with Wheelchair Safety Lights”