Manual Wheelchairs

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TiLite Manual Wheelchairs

TiLite provides you more options so you have less trade offs.  TiLite manual wheelchairs are designed to create an optimal balance between lightweight, durable, and individualized configuration.

SmartDrive Power Assist

SmartDrive is the leader in rear-mounted power assist because it gives you the freedom to do more.  It was designed with manual wheelchairs users in mind with its strategic mounting location, ergonomic handle, weight and patented OmniWheel.

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We see a wheelchair the same way you do. As an extension of you. Not just of your body. But of your personality. Why? Because many of our employees are also TiLite users. They depend on our chairs as much as you do. And they’ve learned through experience how to use design, technology and creativity to improve lives.

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The right chair can make all the difference — in your life, in your independence, and in your long-term health. See how we’re using the latest medical research to deliver information that moves everyone in our industry forward.

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Power Seat Function Combinations

This is the 7th blog in our series about power wheelchairs. Check out the 1st blog,2nd blog,3rd blog,4th blog, 5th blog, and blog 6th. Check out our Power Wheelchair Guide for more information about power mobility.

Our last three blogs in the power wheelchair series have been about individual power seat functions. Simply put power seat functions are the different positions a power wheelchair can achieve. Today we're looking at how power seat functions and combinations available on different power wheelchair base types.

Power seat functions can always be combined. The available power seating options, however, are dependent to some extent on the type of power wheelchair base selected. Not all power wheelchairs can accommodate all power seat functions or the amount of the power seat function required for medical and/or functional needs. Some of the potential benefits to combining power seat functions include:

Cushion Considerations: Providing the Required Postural Support

This is the 3rd and final blog in our series on cushion considerations. Check out the1st blog and 2nd blog. Check out our Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Guidefor more information about wheelchair seating.

As we determine the appropriate method of pressure redistribution and cushion material, we must be aware of and consider how to address any postural abnormalities that may be present. Everyone is unique and has distinctive shapes and angles. Examples of asymmetrical postures at the pelvis include:

Pelvic tilt
Pelvic obliquity
Pelvic rotation

Manual wheelchair frame materials: Titanium

This blog is part of our TiLite balanced ride blog series. Seepart 1,part 2, part 3, and part 4. See our page all about a TiLite Balanced Ride here.

Hi readers!Curtis has handed the mic to mefor this blogto share with youhow titanium is another key materialchoiceto considerin the manufacture of ultra-lightweight manual wheelchairs. My name is Thomas Halka, and I’m an OT and clinical educator at Permobil.
“See a need; meet a need.”
As a father ofyoung children, I am constantly striving to train them up to be excellent in what they do and to serve the needs of others. One of our family sayings is “see a need; meet a need”. This encouraged them to open their eyes to the world around them and act on what they see by serving others.

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