Permobil Original Elbow & Armrest Side Supports

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The Elbow Support and Armrest Side Support are adjustable supports that help prevent your arms from sliding off the side and back of the armrest, particularly during tilt and recline and while repositioning. By preventing the arms from sliding off the armrest, the Elbow Support and Armrest Side Support allow those with reduced arm function to reposition themselves independently, drive on bumpy terrain and maintain control of their wheelchair. These are the best arm supports for Permobil users because they are easy to adapt to whatever positioning you need, they fit well on chair and they work well with all of our other armrest options.

To be as active and independent as possible, you need to feel confident using all aspects of their chair, in all environments. For those with reduced arm function, performing tilt and recline maneuvers or traversing uneven terrain increases the risk that their arm may slide off the armrest. This can lead to injury and cause them to lose control of their chair. The new Elbow Supports and Armrest Side Supports keep the arm well-positioned on the armrest, thus helping to restore confidence and independance. The adjustable hardware allows the supports to easily adapt to your positioning needs. And since they’re designed for the Corpus Armrest, they fit great on chair and work well with other armrest accessories for a clean, cohesive solution.

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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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Permobil Original Elbow & Armrest Side Supports