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How to Use Your Wheelchair More Effectively with Projection Handrims

Posted by Tim on 12/13/2016 to DME Products
The other day, a customer came in looking to help her aging mother use her wheelchair more effectively. Her mother had been in a wheelchair for a while but was having an increasingly difficult time propelling herself. She’d started out with coated handrims but noticed recently that she was having trouble gripping them. That’s when we suggested she give projection handrims a try.

How Tennis Ball Glides Enhance the Maneuverability of Medical Walkers for Children

Posted by Tim on 12/7/2016 to DME Products
My wife subscribes to several lifestyle magazines that are delivered to our mailbox every month. One of the publications has a department called something to the effect of “New Uses for Ordinary Things,” and it gives ideas for how to use items laying around your house in new and useful ways.

Reading this section in the magazine reminds me of a common misconception many people have when it comes to the use of tennis balls to help walker users better maneuver their medical walker. The fact is, actual old tennis balls aren’t really the best solution -- tennis ball glides specially designed for medical walkers are far better than cut up tennis balls attached to the legs of the walker. This is especially the case when the user of the walker is a toddler or small child.

Do Athletes Need to Wear a Neoprene Sleeve or a Rigid Knee Brace Following ACL Surgery?

Posted by Tim on 12/1/2016 to DME Products
If there is one thing I love to do on Sundays, it’s to watch professional football. Especially now, as we near crunch time for making the NFL playoffs, I can’t miss a game for my beloved Washington Redskins. As I was watching the other games last Sunday, I was pointing out to my wife all of the different knee braces the players were wearing. Especially for players in positions like the offensive line, knee braces are a must after suffering a knee injury and undergoing surgery.

But it’s not just NFL players who need these braces, professional and amateur athletes alike usually require some sort of knee brace following knee surgery. Let’s take a closer look at the type of braces best suited for someone returning to sports after knee surgery.

Finding a Knee Brace for Sports After ACL Surgery: Rehabilitative vs. Functional Braces

Posted by Tim on 11/29/2016 to DME Products

When my brother was in high school, he was an all-star athlete -- three-sport, varsity player on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. So when he landed awkwardly after going up for a rebound in basketball his junior season and tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), he was devastated. But he was determined to recover and return better than ever for his senior season.

He spent the next year undergoing surgery, doing physical therapy, and wearing different knee braces that provided different levels of support for his healing knee. They helped him heal completely and return to the court for his senior season.

How to Choose the Right Pediatric Walker Based on Your Child's Height and Weight

Posted by Tim on 11/10/2016 to DME Products
A few years ago, my best friend's son was diagnosed with a condition that compromised his ability to walk on his own. Most people, when they think of a person who needs a walker, they think of an older individual. My friend's son? He was three. In addition to the stress of dealing with the diagnosis, my friend was also concerned about choosing the right walker to ensure his son was comfortable, mobile, and able to thrive as he grew.
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