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CRT Wheelchairs vs Standard Wheelchairs

Updated: Jan 22, 2019

Complex Rehab wheelchairs are individually configured to meet the specific needs of people with permanent disabilities and are vital to a SMALL but CRITICAL segment of wheelchair users who rely on these specialized wheelchairs for their health and independence. Below we take a look at the differences between the various options.



COMPLEX MANUAL WHEELCHAIRS

  • Intended for long-term use

  • High adjustability

  • Provides positioning

  • Accommodates orthopedic tissues

  • Provides pressure management




STANDARD MANUAL WHEELCHAIRS

  • Intended for short-term use

  • Minimal to zero adjustability

  • NO positioning

  • NO orthopedic accommodations

  • Provides NO pressure management



COMPLEX POWER WHEELCHAIRS

  • Intended for permanent/progressive diagnoses

  • Advanced electronics and controls

  • Provides positioning

  • Accommodates orthopedic issues

  • Provides pressure management

  • Offers ventilator accommodation



STANDARD POWER WHEELCHAIRS

  • Intended for ambulatory limitations

  • Basic joystick drive only

  • No positioning

  • No orthopedic accommodations

  • Provides NO pressure management

  • NO ventilator accommodation


Information Courtesy of NCART.us

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