The Direct Backrest Frame is a specialized aftermarket backrest frame designed to mount Jay 3, Matrx Elite and Varilite Icon backrests ranging in width from 14″ to 20″. After removing the hardware that typically comes with each backrest, the frame hardware is able to mount directly to the backrest. Slotted mounting brackets and 1″ UniTrack linkage disks provide a close, adjustable mount that maximizes seat depth. By rotating the linkage discs, the frame allows for up to 10° of backrest pitch; and the spring-loaded release lever makes it easy to remove the entire backrest and frame assembly.

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National Veterans Wheelchair Games 2018

Permobil was honored to volunteer and support the 38th annualNational Veterans Wheelchair Games competition held July 30 through August 4th,in Orlando, FL.Permobil is proud to be a gold sponsor of this annual event supporting our nation's veterans.

Power Wheelchairs: What are my options, and where do I start?

Part 14 in our seriesA to Z Considerations for Seating & Wheeled Mobility: A Quick Reference Clarifying Confusion Around CRT. SeePart 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4,Part 5,Part 6,Part 7,Part 8,Part 9,Part 10,Part 11,Part 12, and Part 13.

Now that you have determined that your client needs a power wheelchair to optimize safety, function, sitting tolerance, and skin integrity, the next step is selecting the type of power wheelchair that is most appropriate for your client. While the options may seem a bit overwhelming and the process of how to attain each group of power chair ambiguous, do not fear! We will thoroughly explain these concepts over the next few weeks.

Determining the Most Appropriate Mobility Base: Performing Manual & Power Wheelchair Comparison Trials

Part 13 in our seriesA to Z Considerations for Seating & Wheeled Mobility: A Quick Reference Clarifying Confusion Around CRT. SeePart 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4,Part 5,Part 6,Part 7,Part 8,Part 9,Part 10,Part 11, and Part 12.

To determine if a power wheelchair versus a manual wheelchair is the appropriate mobility base to allow your client the ability to complete MRADLs and all necessary functional tasks as independently as possible, then completing comparison trials is recommended. This can effectively rule out a manual wheelchair utilizing various standardized tests.

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