Do Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Primary Care Physicians believe this product could increase the overall health of the wheelchair user?
“As an occupational therapist, our goal is always to improve our client’s independence. With seating we spend a lot of time adjusting systems to improve posture, manage tone and spasticity, decrease pain and improve stability for performing activities and access the community. Sometimes this isn’t enough and the impact from the chair on the ground surface makes sitting in a chair intolerable forcing people to stay at home and limit their participation in the community. QuadshoX does an incredible job at reducing these forces and creating a smoother ride. This can be life changing for these folks, being able to move around town without pain allows people to really get out and access life. It’s the smallest components that can make the biggest difference for everyone’s mobility. We invest thousands of dollars into seating systems that cannot be used because they are uncomfortable, adding QuadshoX means these investments can be utilized and improve quality of life. If you have a hard time understanding, imagine running on gravel in flip-flops verses running in a good pair of athletic shoes. You probably won’t make it more than a few yards in the flip flops, but could go miles in the shoes.”
Julie Hoponick, OTR/L(7 yrs.), Graduate of Colorado State University
“In 35 years of pediatric physical therapy, I have not seen a more effective mechanism for maintaining proper postural alignment than the QuadshoX retrofit device for absorbing shock transferred to the body from the wheelchair during daily routines. After properly securing clients in their wheelchairs, motion over uneven surfaces has been a source of frustration, pain, skin breakdown, poor circulation, abnormal muscle tone and orthopedic complications. To date there has been nothing to prevent these issues that are caused by the loss of positioning. QuadshoX is a must have, not an option, for all manual chairs and my clients.”
Kathleen Scandary, PT, M.Ed. (35 yrs.), Developmental Intervention Specialists; Graduate of Kansas University
“When Occupational Therapists recommend seating for clients that will rely on their wheelchairs for mobility our goals include comfort as well as prevent further complications. Up until now many clients have not been able to tolerate extended time in their chairs because of repetitive shock from uneven surfaces throughout the community. These repetitive forces may result in increasing spasms, sheering forces that cause pressure sores and position changes that can cause neuromuscular pain. Having a product that limits these forces could allow clients increased time in their wheelchairs as well as increased participation in school, work and everyday living. Its about time! Great idea QuadshoX!”
Yvonne Gorman OTL ( 35 years experience), 20 years at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
“For several decades, I worked as a physical therapist with patients confined to wheelchairs, I was delighted to discover the QuadshoX system.When you rely on a wheelchair for mobility, a smooth ride allows focus to be on the interaction within your community. The efficiency of the QuadshoX device is so dependable that the alignment of the patient’s seating position is maintained for a longer duration, which in turn, decreases the occurrence of pressure sores and other related issues. The QuadshoX suspension kit is one of the most innovative tools for wheelchairs and I highly recommend its use.”
Donna Widhalm, M.S., PT ,Graduate of MAO Clinic
Do Assistive Technology Professionals believe QuadshoX is medically beneficial to the rider in the wheelchair?
“ People who use a wheelchair as a means of mobility are at risk for the development of secondary ailments, such as pressure sores and urinary tract infections, as the result of being confined to a wheelchair. Vibration applied to the wheelchair user throughout the course of the day can cause the user’s positioning to be compromised, thus increasing the risk for the development of these complications. . The QuadshoX product reduces the amount of vibration on the wheelchair user, helping the user to maintain their proper positioning. This not only helps protect the wheelchair user, but it also saves resources such as time and money spent to treat unexpected secondary illnesses.”
Patrick Mahncke, Former Founder and CEO of USA Mobilty Inc., AT sales and Assistive Technology Professional (12 yrs.), Graduate of University of San Diego