Mobility

During a recent wintry blast in my hometown, I observed many cars that simply couldn’t make it up the hill to my neighborhood. One car in particular tried and tried to get up the hill and kept... Read more >
Older wheelchair users can face additional challenges due to the effects of aging, which include neurological, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, cardiopulmonary, skin, urological and cognitive... Read more >
Equipment suppliers who are involved in the process of providing wheelchairs and seating components to individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) should understand the anatomy and... Read more >
WAYNE, N.J. (Jan. 10, 2014)—The Maddak & Morph Wheels Most Inspirational Client Award was initiated as a way for providers of rehabilitation services to honor and recognize their clients,... Read more >
Although pediatric products often cost more than standard adult products, the higher cost is generally due to unique design enhancements. Likewise, they also have special companion products and... Read more >
The HME market is currently filled with buzz words such as “aging in place,” “baby boomer” and “home accessibility,” but these terms are surrounded by much ambiguity on their specific relevance to... Read more >
ATLANTA (Dec. 30, 2013)—Another eventful year has come to a close with so many memorable moments. Distilling the biggest stories of 2013 is a function of hindsight, clicks and reader reaction.... Read more >
We’re on the precipice of redefining aging in America. Today’s baby boomers are fiercely determined to age better than previous generations. They increasingly reject traditional views of what it... Read more >
The elderly population seeking to age in place is at the greatest risk of falling, and serve as a large segment of the customer base of any HME provider. A range of products offer ways to prevent... Read more >
LEWISBERRY, Pa. (Nov. 8, 2013)—Butler Mobility's new Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lifts are a safe and economical solution to make any home accessible. Indoor or outdoor, the Butler Mobility Vertical... Read more >
Senior wheelchair users have the same standards as any consumer when it comes to seating and mobility—they are looking for function, comfort and skin protection. However, this population often faces... Read more >
HC: What occurred in the power mobility sector after the award of competitive bidding contracts? MS: Quite a few providers won contracts for power mobility, but they only bid because they wanted to... Read more >
Capped rental and two rounds of competitive bidding have dramatically lowered the fee schedule for power wheelchairs to the detriment of providers who build their business around Medicare—and... Read more >
The coming wave of Baby Boomer customers—many with extra buying power—offers an element of optimism to the vehicle lift market. Research shows that Boomers, as a group, tend to want to be... Read more >
Determining whether patients actually need a scooter is sometimes a difficult judgment call, even for physicians and rehab professionals. The blurry line between wanting and needing is often a key... Read more >