Introducing New M1 Accessories

More on chair options allows you to truly customize the M1 to fit your needs.

  • Swing Away Leg Rest
    New Multi-Angle Swing Away Legrests Now Available on the M1

    The M1 multi-angle 65 to 80 degree adjustable swing away legrests were designed with an emphasis on ease of use and durability. Featuring a unique easy to access two function release mechanism, swing in/out flexibility and angle adjustable footplates – the M1 swing away legs address a full range of lower extremity positioning needs.

     

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    EZ Fold Backrest

    Traveling with your power wheelchair just got easier with the new EZ Fold Backrest option. Using a simple release mechanism the tubular backrest frame can be easily folded forward to reduce the height of the M1 for unoccupied transport.

    Download the Wheelchair Travel Guide

  • M1 Repositioning Handles 2
    Repositioning Handles: A New Take on an Old Classic

    The Permobil M1 repositioning handles offer a unique solution to an age old challenge. For users accustomed to “hooking” their upper extremity on a traditional backrest push handle, the fully adjustable repositioning handles offer the option to get support right where it’s needed.

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    Comfort and ROHO seating options now available.

    Comfort seating & positioning accessories now available for order on the M1. Choose the ROHO or Comfort seating solution that best fits your needs and enjoy a simplified ordering process for greater efficiency.

Education & Evidence

Proof in motion.

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.

power wheelchair guide

Latest Blog Posts
Common Funding Questions about Power Wheelchairs

This is the 10th blog in our series about power wheelchairs. Check out the 1st blog,2nd blog,3rd blog,4th blog,5th blog,6th blog,7th blog, 8th blog, and 9th blog. Check out ourPower Wheelchair Guidefor more information about power mobility.

Today our focus turns towards funding questions about power wheelchairs. The funding landscape can be tricky to navigate, and at Permobil we get a lot of questions regarding funding. Below are five frequently asked questions and answers about power wheelchair funding.

What if I’m being told my client doesn’t qualify for a power wheelchair?
Work with the ATP at the equipment supplier to find out the why behind this statement. If you feel your client medically and functionally requires the use of a power wheelchair, there are several things to keep in mind:
In order to qualify for a Group 3 power wheelchair under Medicare, the individual’s mobility limitation must be due to one of the following:

Neurologic condition
Myopathy
Congenital skeletal deformity (CMS, 2017)

If your client doesn’t have one of these conditions, they may still qualify for POV, Group 1 or Group 2 PWC.

Methods of Pressure Redistribution: Offloading/Partial Offloading

We've talked about methods of pressure redistribution in the past. Today we're taking a closer look at offloading / partial offloading and the benefits and considerations associated with this style of pressure redistribution.
Offloading / Partial Offloading
The principle of taking pressure off of a small surface area and loading it onto a greater surface area that can withstand more pressure and prevent unwanted skin breakdown.

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