Cognitive AbilitiesFor safe independent use, users must understand cause + effect (action = result). Independent use requires directional understanding (i.e. moving the wheels in one direction results in matching chair movement), problem solving (i.e. combine + time movements to get from A to B), and judgment (ability to learn that if something is unsafe they should not do it).
Functional AbilitiesUsers must have sufficient vision, trunk control and enough upper extremity grip, strength and stamina to steer and/or propel the chair. For foot propulsion, users must also have functional use of at least one lower extremity. Their adjustable foot and armrests and seat position make them appropriate for users requiring minimal positioning. This chair may not be appropriate for those with visual deficits, uncontrolled seizures, bilateral upper extremity weakness and those with poor trunk control.
EnvironmentStandard wheelchairs can be used both indoors and outdoors. They perform best on firm, flat surfaces such as pavement, groomed footpaths, cycle paths and in and around home. While it can be used outdoors, they not intended to be used on rough terrain, slopes, loose gravel, or sand. Their relatively small turn radius makes them appropriate for indoor use where space is limited.
ActivitiesTheir maneuverability and small turn radius make standard wheelchairs ideal for use in tight spaces (stores, elevators, public washrooms, public transit etc.). While they can be used outdoors, they are best for activities done on flat level surfaces like urban sightseeing or sidewalk commuting.
Please speak with your healthcare provider and schedule an in-person consultation before purchasing this product, to evaluate whether it is truly the best option for you.
Whether you are ageing or recovering from an injury, maintaining your independence is important to you. For MED+ Medical Equipment Distribution it means a lot to us as well. They recognize your need to have control over your life. They help you do this by providing medical equipment and products that help you maintain as much independence and comfort as you can, whatever your circumstances.
Their staff members specialize in many types of medical equipment and believe in a uniquely personal, hands-on approach. They treat you as a valued individual and tailor the solutions to meet your specific needs. MED+ Medical Equipment Distribution explores numerous channels for providing appropriate equipment for your specific circumstance.
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Maple Leaf Wheelchair Canada
Maple Leaf Wheelchair is a Canadian-based manufacturing company with over 70 years of experience in the wheelchair industry between our ownership partners. The product line includes, manual and tilt wheelchairs, commodes, and a full line of wheelchair seating and accessories. The 26,000 sq. ft. facility houses a machine shop where we bring in raw materials of steel, aluminum, and stainless steel to cut, punch, and bend. A welding department specializing in Brazing, Mig, and Tig. An Upholstery that cuts and sews all of their upholstered covers, as well as fabricates our seating and accessory products. Lastly, the house an assembly department where our products are built to spec, meeting each client's needs.
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The SuperTilt is Maple Leaf Wheelchair’s flagship product. It offers up to 450 of tilt with the smoothest, most consistent tilting mechanism on the market. With it’s steel frame construction it is sure to stand up over time and can offer weight capacities up to 500 lbs. Pair this chair with any of our seating products and it will provide maximum comfort as well as extended pressure relief for the user.