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    Thanks! I talked to the DME and told him what...

    Thanks!

    I talked to the DME and told him what Tricare and Tilite said. I asked him what would happen if we did all of this to his current frame and it either broke or was outgrown. He said we...
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    is the Icon something insurance companies pay...

    is the Icon something insurance companies pay for? We can't afford chairs OOP. It also looks heavy. I have to pick his chairs up into an SUV and have my own medical problems.
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    Chair decision. Could use some insight

    I know I haven't been here for awhile, but you guys were a great help setting up my son's first manual chair. It's that time again. Time for a new chair.

    Here's the deal:

    Child is 9 now with a...
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    Lots of great articles there, but I didn't see...

    Lots of great articles there, but I didn't see anything about otto bock. I even used his search button, but got nothing.
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    no, I didn't. Never heard of 'em, but I'll go...

    no, I didn't. Never heard of 'em, but I'll go look now. Thanks
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    Otto Bock anyone?

    We are looking at power chairs. Thank you guys for the help with his manual but he just couldn't do it. No endurance at all. PT said if we get him to the point that he can self propel a considerable...
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    i don't know how to adjust ANY of that on his...

    i don't know how to adjust ANY of that on his manual chair. Currently, we tip him on his tippers for resting when there's a tad bit of extra weight on the back to keep him there. It's difficult to...
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    Sticky: thanks! we are doing ours on wed the 8th

    thanks! we are doing ours on wed the 8th
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    Power Chair advice please

    First, I want to thank you guys for help with ordering my son's first manual chair. We love the way it came out and LOVE the brand.

    My son has expressed the want for a power chair. He wants to...
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    We use solid wheels and casters. They are heavier...

    We use solid wheels and casters. They are heavier but I didn't want to worry about pressure and flats. We push him, though.
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    Sticky: I know it's a long shot but does anyone know...

    I know it's a long shot but does anyone know anything about power chairs for kids? Thanks
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    5 character

    5 character
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    did you check adaptive mall? or pediatric eshop?

    did you check adaptive mall? or pediatric eshop?
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    There are plenty of shower chairs for children...

    There are plenty of shower chairs for children all the way down to infant size. I'm sure if you are a "child sized" adult, one of them will work.

    try here:
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    not sure if this can be done with adult but, with...

    not sure if this can be done with adult but, with kids, for hyperextending the knees(my son does it), they do a heel build up. It puts a small "heel" on the AFO so the heel doesn't go as low as the...
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    my son uses AFOs without much problems. His are...

    my son uses AFOs without much problems. His are customs from Cascade. Can you get a custom molded AFO?
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    I know how much my chair weighs lol We had it...

    I know how much my chair weighs lol We had it weighed on one of those wheelchair scales at a dr. appt. The 17lbs is without wheels or seat. I wanted to know how much YOUR chair weighs. Looking up...
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    Weight

    How much does your chair weigh with all parts on?
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    Don't get offended but as a parent of a child...

    Don't get offended but as a parent of a child with CP that DOES walk, I wouldn't have gotten a 4 level split. My son wasn't dx'ed until he was two. While he can walk, he fatigues easily and has low...
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    What brand?

    What brand?
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    That was on Glee this week.

    That was on Glee this week.
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    Sticky: my son doesn't have an SCI but this is his...

    my son doesn't have an SCI but this is his equipment list:

    Wheelchair: Razorblade Jr. with custom seat from Freedom Designs Inc. Hoping to get spokeguards soon. We also have a stroller style...
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    Granted this is our first chair but my son's...

    Granted this is our first chair but my son's Colours moves like a dream! You can't feel any weight when moving it. Even with the custom seat and it's weight, it rolls and turns so easily. We were...
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    I don't believe it is. Yeah, I think it's called...

    I don't believe it is. Yeah, I think it's called spacial awareness...or something like that. lol. Yeah, he has issues with his but, so far, he hasn't been too much of a bumper car. Actually, quite...
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    Thanks. Yeah ill have to do some thinking about...

    Thanks. Yeah ill have to do some thinking about it. His current wheels are solid and appear to be fill ins.
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