The Truth About ALS

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, you may have a lot of questions. While there is no cure for ALS, there are options to help individuals maintain the best quality of life possible. Many ALS patients will eventually require custom wheelchairs or an ALS wheelchair,Continue reading “The Truth About ALS”

Quantum ALS Wheelchairs

The thought of living with an ALS diagnosis may be overwhelming. When it comes to your mobility and quality of life, there are many things to consider. Power wheelchairs for those with ALS provide mobility and a better life quality by fully supporting medical needs, while ensuring a more active lifestyle.   Understanding an ALS DiagnosisContinue reading “Quantum ALS Wheelchairs”

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”

The Best Pediatric Wheelchair Brands

Looking for the best pediatric motorized wheelchair for your child? Not sure which brand is best suited for your son or daughter? At Quantum Rehab®, we understand that the comfort of your child is extremely important to you, as well as his or her independence! Here are three reasons why you should choose Quantum, oneContinue reading “The Best Pediatric Wheelchair Brands”

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”

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”

Finding a Pediatric Motorized Wheelchair

Does your child have a medical condition that affects his or her ability to walk? He or she may qualify for a pediatric motorized wheelchair. When you think of a wheelchair, you may think of heavy or large wheelchairs that are too big and bulky to maneuver. There are many pediatric wheelchair manufacturers that offerContinue reading “Finding a Pediatric Motorized Wheelchair”

Benefits of Buying a Narrow Wheelchair

Narrow wheelchairs are designed with children, teenagers and small adults in mind. The Edge 3 Stretto™ narrow wheelchair has an overall width of 20.75 inches with a 12.5-inch drive wheel configuration. The base has an overall width of 21.75 inches with 14-inch drive wheels. Click to learn more about the Stretto narrow wheelchair. Why purchaseContinue reading “Benefits of Buying a Narrow Wheelchair”

Narrow Wheelchairs and Drive Wheels

Every narrow electric wheelchair has drive wheels! Did you know that there are different drive wheel configurations? There’s front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and of course, mid-wheel drive. Each type of drive-wheel configuration has its benefits. So, which type is right for you? We recommend speaking to your physical therapist and the ATP (Assistive Technology Professional)Continue reading “Narrow Wheelchairs and Drive Wheels”