Susan Bates: Riding into New Horizons

Tennessee-native Susan Bates both lives and loves her best, living her life to the fullest and showing others that they can too. Life wasn’t always that way for Susan. When she was first diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) five years ago, her mobility and way of living were changed inContinue reading “Susan Bates: Riding into New Horizons”

We’re Open and Here for You!

Pride Mobility Products and Quantum Rehab would like to remind our loyal customers that we are still open to serve you and your clients during this difficult time.  We are taking the safety of our employees into account and have made it our utmost priority, many members of our staff are working from home. ThisContinue reading “We’re Open and Here for You!”

What Accessories Can I Get on My Scooter?

Your scooter is like an extension of yourself. Since it goes with you everywhere, you will want it to reflect you and who you are. Pride Mobility offers over 20 accessory options that you can get on your mobility scooter. With our wide range of accessories, you can personalize your scooter to make it uniqueContinue reading “What Accessories Can I Get on My Scooter?”

What is a Bariatric Wheelchair?

The word “Bariatrics” refers to a couple of different topics in the medical field, including both in treatment and products. This terminology addresses obesity, which refers to anyone with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Medical equipment with appropriate weight capacities may be referred to as bariatric or heavy duty. Some wheelchairContinue reading “What is a Bariatric Wheelchair?”

Alcohol Abuse

What do all of the following have in common? increased muscle spasticity fractures heart, liver, kidney, & brain damage pressure sores malnutrition urinary tract infections Answer: All of these problems are associated with mixing spinal cord injury with alcohol. A recent study indicates that just getting older makes us less able to handle alcohol. ManyContinue reading “Alcohol Abuse”

Am I Ready for a Van?

Most spinal cord injury survivors who are used to driving a car aren’t too excited about switching to a modified van. “They’re too big. They’re too expensive. They’re not very sporty or fun. They’re too hard to drive.” Sound like you? If so, you may have even more reasons not to switch. Yet, increasing hassles,Continue reading “Am I Ready for a Van?”

An Interview with Mr. Albert D. Jumper

Director of Rehabilitation Psychology,Allied Services John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation MedicineInterviewer: Terri Rozaieski Brief Vita: Albert D. Jumper, MA, Director of Rehabilitation Psychology at Allied Services John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Clinical and administrative director of a staff of six (6) rehabilitation psychologists who provide psychological services to patients recovering fromContinue reading “An Interview with Mr. Albert D. Jumper”

Changing or Choosing Your Doctor

You’ve been injured a while, but for one reason or another you have to change doctors. Perhaps you’ve moved, your doctor has retired, you’re in a new health plan and you need to change doctors, or you’re not convinced that your doctor is doing the best for you. You need a doctor who has hadContinue reading “Changing or Choosing Your Doctor”

Cholesterol

So you’ve heard cholesterol is bad. Don’t eat red meat. Eat more fish. Stay away from eggs. Don’t eat fat. Exercise a lot. Maybe you’ve even heard that your spinal cord injury can make it worse. Is it hype, or is this a real problem that you need to deal with? Is your cholesterol levelContinue reading “Cholesterol”

Interview with Dave Park – National Park Service | Pride Mobility®

Interviewer: Terri Rozaieski Pride took the opportunity to contact Bob Stanton, Director of the National Park Service (NPS) regarding the accessibility of our Nation’s State Parks. Mr. Stanton promptly offered his enthusiastic response to our inquiry and offered an interview with Dave Park, Accessibility Program Coordinator for NPS. Following is the text of that exchange:Continue reading “Interview with Dave Park – National Park Service | Pride Mobility®”