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”

Accessories for Narrow Wheelchairs

Now that you have a wheelchair, it’s time to step up your game with power wheelchair accessories. Making this investment for yourself will provide you with even more benefits when it comes to your health and convenience in daily life. We offer a wide range of accessories to meet the needs of a variety ofContinue reading “Accessories for Narrow 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”

Narrow Wheelchairs for Quadriplegia

Quadriplegia is partial or total paralysis or loss of use of all four limbs and the torso caused by an illness or injury. Typically, both sensation and control are lost. Muscles may be flaccid or spastic. Individuals living with quadriplegia can use a narrow wheelchair to help maximize independence and mobility. The Edge 3 Stretto™Continue reading “Narrow Wheelchairs for Quadriplegia”

Narrow Wheelchairs for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive, chronic auto-immune disorder within the central nervous system. MS affects neurons, the cells of the brain and spinal cord, that transport information and allow the brain to control the body. Multiple sclerosis symptoms may include the loss of muscle control, vision, balance and sensation. MS primarily affects adults betweenContinue reading “Narrow Wheelchairs for Multiple Sclerosis”

Understanding Electric Wheelchairs and Drive Wheels

Ever wondered about the drive wheels on a power chair? There’s front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and of course, mid-wheel drive! Each configuration has its own benefits. How do you know which type is right for you? We always recommend talking to your therapist and the ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) to determine which type of powerContinue reading “Understanding Electric Wheelchairs and Drive Wheels”

Kids Wheelchairs for Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a group of genetic disorders that is caused by an abnormality in the gene that produces Type 1 collagen, a protein used to create bone. Individuals with OI have bones that break easily often from mild trauma or with no apparent cause, giving OI the alternate name “brittle bone disease.” SymptomsContinue reading “Kids Wheelchairs for Osteogenesis Imperfecta”