Seating System on a
3rd generation Invacare Storm base
a charming, lively young boy, was only 16
months old when he developed a severe infection
that led to the loss of his limbs. Both his
legs and arms had to be amputated and he became
He was prescribed a power chair at a very
young age, which he thrived in for several
years. However, this bright and active boy
began to outgrow his chair. Matthew and his
parents were very concerned that there wouldn’t
be a suitable chair for him at his age and
weight. That’s where Motion Concepts
stepped in. Matthew was prescribed a Motion
Concepts Attitude on a 3rd generation Invacare
This amazing ‘scooper’ chair allows
Matthew to attend a regular school and be
as independant is he likes. He’s able
to maneuver onto the platform and, with the
flick of a toggle switch, can reposition himself
to cruise the hallways at eye level with the
other kids. The elevator helps him get everywhere
he needs to go. For Matthew, getting there
is now half the fun.
TRx Seating System on a
1122- 2000 base
a very bright, lively boy with Arthro
Grybosis and Whistling Syndrome, needed constant
care and attention. His condition had left
him with severe orthopedic deformities and
he was unable to bend his body into a seating
position or perform most of the tasks of daily
Bob needed a full-time caregiver to push him
in a manual stroller chair just to attend
school. While this did relieve his pain, it
caused considerable skin breakdown and left
him completely dependant on his caregiver.
Bob was prescribed a Jazzy 1122- 2000 base
with a customized TRx seating system. The
seat was configured to stay permanently in
a straight position to accomodate Bob’s
unique needs. The seat and back are one —
forming the equivalent of an upright bed,
with foam in place of a cushion, and a waist
restraint to hold Bob in place.
This new power chair has restored Bob’s
comfort as well as his independance. Now he’s
able to navigate the hallways of his school
with ease and speed. He attends an enriched
program and is planning to attend his first-ever
2 week college program independently.
Seating System on a
43, became a C-5-6 Quadriplegic after a diving
accident in 1989. When he recently needed
a new power chair, a Motion Concepts TRx Tilt
on a Quickie S-525 was selected. This combination
was highly suitable for Mark, who works in
corporate banking and enjoys an active lifestyle
as a husband and father of 4 year old twins.
While the base was selected for its narrow
footprint, the Motion Concepts TRx power positioning
system provided much needed pressure reduction,
and its low seat-to-floor height allowed him
easier access to tables, desks and more —
at home and work. Equally important was Mark’s
ability to transport his wheelchair in his
new van’s EZ-Lock system, which accommodates
This combined system provided Mark with everything
he needed to go about his daily routines with
confidence, and in comfort.
a 365 lb. bariatric client was injured in
an accident. Before his accident, he enjoyed
an active family lifestyle that included ballgames
and community events.
After his accident, Brian needed to lean to
one side in order to relieve his pain and
pressure. His immobility had also caused heavy
edema swelling and he needed to elevate his
legs. After enduring months of relative isolation
in chronic pain, homebound and almost completely
immobile, Brian’s therapist prescribed
a TRx Bariatric Power Tilt system on a Quickie
S-626 heavy-duty base.
The TRx provided much needed structural support
and power, along with 50° of tilt, which
Brian could control. However, it needed to
be fine-tuned in order to fit on the selected
base. So, the Motion Concepts engineering
team came up with an adept new configuration
to interface the two. It was especially important
to have both components working at optimum
performance without exceeding the base weight
capacity or compromising any of its drive
They created an adjustable subframe to allow
forward & aft system mounting to compensate
for Brian’s weight distribution. They
also extended and electronically locked out
the anti-tip mechanism and reconfigured the
electronic tilt lock-out to set specific tilt
angles. All this ensured that the stability
and performance weren’t jeopardized
and that weight wasn’t loaded on the
front casters. The result was a winning, market-driven
bariatric power system that functions as great
as it looks.
For Brian, this chair provided the freedom
and opportunity to re-take his life and get
back into his community.
Pediatric Power Positioning System on a
Quickie S-525 Power Base
a bright, lively young boy with Duschene’s
Muscular Dystrophy, was getting around quite
well with the help of a walker. As his illness
rapidly progressed, he began losing his balance
more. It was hard to know when a power chair
might be necessary for Casey to maintain his
Casey’s therapist felt that a power
chair would really improve his quality of
life. It would allow him to take the bus to
school like the other kids, and make getting
around once inside much easier. Casey was
prescribed a new Kid*ab*ra Pediatric Power
Positioning System on a Quickie S-525 power
base. The TRx seating system and base combination
is small enough to accommodate his small size
and will grow with him. Its sturdy enough
to handle the active lifestyle of a vibrant,
young boy and it allows him to tilt and recline
— a need that, while not crucial at
the time of order, was already proving helpful
in maintaining both his comfort and independence.
This new power chair has not only helped relieve
Casey’s pain and pressure, it’s
helped revitalize his spirits. In addition
to attending school independently, he’s
now active, lively and comfortable in his
an Occupational Therapy student, was
diagnosed with Spina Bifida at birth. She
has been in a wheelchair for 13 years and
was looking for a cushion that would keep
her comfortable from morning to night, throughout
her day at school and beyond.
The MaTRx-V cushion has allowed her to navigate
both streets and classrooms with ease. Susan
is delighted with the MaTRx-V cushion, especially
its sleek appearance. Its’ thin size
allows her to sit closer to the frame of her
chair, which makes it easier to maneuver.
It also provides her with a safer, more secure
Susan is also thrilled with the anti-slip
covering, as it allows her to wheel long distances
without having to constantly readjust herself
to stay comfortable. She no longer feels she
may slide off balance when driving over road
curbs, or bumpy surfaces such as grass or
small hills. As Susan recently found out,
a little extra confidence can take her a long
an extremely active and charismatic
man, became an L1T12 paraplegic after an auto
accident 7 years ago. But he decided early
on not to let that stop him from enjoying
a busy lifestyle, including travel, adventure,
a wife and 2 children. At that time, Paul
began with a standard manual chair. However,
it soon became clear he had no intention of
slowing down his or his families’ activity
level because of his chair. He needed a chair
that would accommodate his lifestyle, rather
than the other way around. So, within 4 months,
Paul purchased a second chair —the TerraTrek.
Since then, the TerraTrek has been “my
main outdoor chair, or my rubber boots. It
takes me anywhere ... through any weather,
any terrain,” says Paul.
The Terra Trek also helps him keep in excellent
shape and he spends an average of 45-50 hours
a week in it. Three years ago, Paul started
Midland In Motions, a foundation that raises
funds for less fortunate people that are unable
to afford a second mobility device.
Tilt Power Positioning System on a
Jazzy 1650 Power Base
was diagnosed with Spina Bifida at
birth. Currently age 53 years, Skip is also
a paraplegic whose weight fluctuates between
475 and 510 lbs. Skip also has a history of
Skin Tissue Breakdown, Lower Extremity Edema
and recurring cellulitis. All of this left
him in constant pain while sitting.
Previously, Skip had used a scooter with a
thin foam padded seat to get around. While
this provided him with a way to go about his
day, it also left him in considerable pain.
Skip was prescribed a growable Motion Concepts
Bariatric Tilt power positioning system on
a Jazzy 1650. His home and van have both been
modified to accommodate this larger system.
Skip is thrilled with his new chair. It immediately
allowed him to enjoy not only improved independence,
accessibility and mobility, but considerable
pain and pressure reduction.
Pediatric Tilt System on a
4 x 4 Extreme Base
are charming and outgoing boys that
lead a very active lifestyle, including family,
school, friends and sports. The boys were
diagnosed at birth with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
(SMA). Since they received their first power
chairs at age 2.5 years, they have barely
stopped tooling around in them.
Currently 5 years old, the boys use different
equipment for different needs. As avid sports
and baseball fans, both Danny and Joe needed
versatile power positioning tilt systems to
participate in all their favorite activities.
Their parents were searching for an appropriate
and safe way to help them do this.
They were prescribed a TRx pediatric tilt
system that was specially fitted onto a 4
x 4 Extreme base. This rugged, all terrain
base enabled them to safely visit their favorite
family getaway — the beach — while
the TRx helped them do so independently, comfortably,
securely and confidently. For Danny and Joe,
the Motion Concepts pediatric tilt system
helped ensure that none of the places they
enjoyed most were inaccessible.
Tilt Power Positioning System on a
Quickie 646 base with
2000 custom molded seating
a very friendly,
popular and outgoing 20 year old woman,
was diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegic
Cerebral Palsy and mild developmental handicaps
at 6 months of age.
Jackie needs a considerable amount of support
throughout her body in order to sit comfortably.
After trying various power chairs for 6
years, she was recently prescribed a new
Low-Pro Tilt power positioning system on
a Quickie 646 base with Signature 2000 custom
This combined system keeps Jackie secure,
comfortable and in proper position throughout
her day. She is thrilled to be able to tilt
and reposition herself independently and
the chair’s very low seat-to-floor
height means it’s easier for her to
transfer. It’s also easier to drive
— turns throughout her home’s
narrow hallways are now much tighter and
For Jackie, this comfortable, secure and
easily maneuverable system helps her stay
social, independent and happy. It also helps
her enjoy trips to the mall, dinner, bowling
and travelling with all her family and friends.
SuperLow Power Positioning System
is an intelligent, enthusiastic young
woman who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy
at birth. She works from home and is also
very active in the local community, sitting
on several boards that deal with accessibility
issues. In fact, Cathy recently received a
local hero award in her community for her
work. She was previously in a non-tilt system,
but needed tilt to sit comfortably in her
chair all day. She also needed a low seat-to-floor
height in order to go about her day, work
at her computer and fit under standard desks
Cathy’s new TRx SuperLow power positioning
system gives her the low seat-to-floor height
she needs to spend considerable time working
comfortably at her computer. It also makes
it easier for her to maneuver herself under
desks and tables at home and throughout her
community. She uses a mechanical lift for
transfers so, combined with her SuperLow system,
Cathy gets the low STF, comfort, support and
independence she needs to remain an active,
productive and vibrant member of her community.
Tilt System on a
Invacare 3rd Generation Storm Base
an affable and charming young man of 31 years,
was diagnosed with Spina Bifida at birth.
He works as a Computer Analyst and spends
8 - 10 hours a day in his chair, consulting
and researching solutions for clients. Michael
has been in a wheelchair almost all his life
and most recently was in a non-tilt system.
However, he was in considerable pain throughout
his day, and his therapist felt that the ability
to tilt would allow him more options to reduce
his pain and pressure — and do his job
more effectively. He was prescribed a TRx-SP
Tilt system on an Invacare 3rd Generation
Michael is thrilled with his new system and
its stylish, compact, good looks. In addition,
his pain and pressure has been greatly reduced.
For Michael, the ability to tilt has allowed
him to be more productive and efficient at
work, and remain more comfortable pursuing
his active social life.
CG Tilt Interface Kit
a bright and active boy of 15 years,
Paul suffers from a dislocated right hip that
had left him in continual pain. Diagnosed
with congenital Muscular Dystrophy at the
age of 2, Paul's power chair met his needs
for 6.5 years. But, once he needed regular
pain and pressure relief, his chair couldn't
provide it. He needed tilt, but in his case,
cost and funding were prohibitive issues.
So, his current chair was simply fitted with
a new Low-Pro CG Tilt Interface Kit —
allowing Paul to remain in his current chair
and relieve his pain and pressure!
Once his pain and pressure were reduced, Paul
could continue to do all the things he enjoys.
Plus, he could remain comfortable and independent
at his regular school and attempt to lead
his wheelchair hockey team to victory as a
defensive forward. Best of all, because his
low seat-to-floor height was maintained, he
could do all this plus access various desks
and tables of different heights — comfortably,
all day long. For Paul, the Low-Pro CG Tilt
Interface Kit provided an effective, affordable
solution to pain and pressure relief.
Tilt/Elevate Power Positioning System on a
Jazzy 1113 Base
had been in a manual wheelchair since
being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 7
Ultimately, her pain and pressure became too
much for her to bear. She also needed to tilt,
elevate and transfer with ease and independence.
Christine was prescribed a TRx Tilt/Elevate
power positioning system on a Jazzy 1113.
Christine is thrilled with her new chair.
She is able to transfer independently because
her chair is free from obstructions, and provides
the height she needs to do so on her own.
Her center mount power articulating foot platform
provides much needed relief. She is particularly
pleased with the short footprint and compact,
non-rehab look of her chair, as well as its
18” turning radius.
Christine now feels she is “good to
go” anywhere and is enjoying the additional
functions, independence and fun that have
enhanced the quality of her life.
Power Positioning System on a
Quickie 646 Base
life took an abrupt turn 14 years ago
when the 25 year old married father of two
young children was robbed at gunpoint and
shot. He became a vent dependent quadriplegic,
and after months in rehab, his power chair
met his needs adequately for many years. But
Jeffery’s body began to change, and
he experienced increased muscle spasms and
swelling of his legs. His chair wasn’t
equipped to elevate his legs high enough,
nor did it recline. He also couldn’t
talk to anyone without his chin control device
getting in the way.
Jeffery was prescribed a customized Motion
Concepts TRx power positioning system on a
Quickie 646 base. His TRx was complete with
tilt, recline, articulating vent tray, specialty
electronics, arm troughs, a contoured back,
power pivot plus legs and lateral supports.
But most importantly for Jeffery, it also
had a Power Swing Away Chin Control.
For Jeffery, this new chair is a blessing.
For the first time in 14 years, he can swing
his chin control away and talk to his family
directly, and also relieve his pressure independently
— bringing a joy and independence he
had only dreamed about.
cushion’s on a
TiLite Manual Wheelchair
a beautiful, 4.5 year old girl, was born with
Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy. She previously
got around with the help of her parents and
a modified stroller. She was thrilled to be
fitted in a new TiLite manual wheelchair and
have the opportunity to enjoy enhanced accessibility
As far as her seating needs, Stephanie required
not only a cushion that promoted good posture,
but also provided good support and pressure
Stephanie was drawn immediately to the Kid*ab*ra
cushion’s specially designed fabric
print. In fact, she liked it so much, she
requested extra fabric to cover the back of
her chair. Clearly, Stephanie and the Kid*ab*ra
are a winning combination. She feels great
on her Kid*ab*ra cushion because it provides
the simple, uncomplicated support she needs,
plus the pressure relief to feel comfortable.
Last but certainly not least for Stephanie,
she looks as great as she feels riding around
on the attractive fabric cover.
Cushion and PB back
was injured in an accident 20 years ago and
became a C5/6 Paraplegic. The dynamic, 46
year old is President of a company that manufactures
wheelchair lifts. His active lifestyle includes
being married, boating and walking his dog,
Before trying the MaTRx cushion and PB back,
Marco had used a variety of cushions, including
floatation products. However, Marco was developing
a pelvic obliquity and was not happy with
the instability and level of maintenance they
required. Two years ago, Marco tried the MaTRx-V
cushion and has been with it ever since. He
is thrilled with its incomparable stability,
ease of transfer, positioning, pressure relief
and light weightness. Marco also began using
the MaTRx PB back 6 months ago. It has provided
him with comfortable positioning and greater
lateral support than any back he has ever
The MaTRx Seating Series has helped Marco
sit straighter, push better and enjoy comfort
and adjustability — all in a lightweight,
great looking package.
Low T/R/ ESR/ Lat Tilt/ customized with
Lap Top Vent on a
a 46 year old, intelligent, independent computer
programmer diagnosed with either Duschene’s
Muscular Dystrophy or its milder form, Beckers
MD. He had been in a much older Invacare Arrow,
rear wheel drive with cross bar for many years.
Tim was in frequent pain and discomfort, and
his condition meant that he had a frequent
need to shift laterally, or take lateral breaks.
Since his chair didn’t have the capacity
to position him the way he needed, he needed
the constant help of attendants to shift to
a comfortable position.
That led Tim to discover the UltraLow Lateral
Tilt. Because this feature was necessitated
by his needs, his customized selection offered
the best hope of providing him the comfort
and pain relief he needed. At his own request,
Tim was prescribed an Ultra Low T/R/ ESR/
Lat Tilt/ customized with SA's Lap Top Vent
on an Invacare TDX5. He is now doing extremely
well with the new system and is thrilled with
the comfort and pain relief it has provided.
Low-Pro Power Positioning System on a
Arrow Base GB
a highly articulate, intelligent, outspoken
and discerning woman of 51 years, was diagnosed
with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, at birth.
Catherine shares a condominium with her partner,
and is a full time Disability Studies teacher
at a local University. Catherine is active
woman with an upbeat sense of humour, who
enjoys spending her days teaching class, attending
meetings, reading and writing. As a past Chief
Commissioner for a local Human Rights Commission,
Catherine also enjoys spending time outdoors,
particularly at her cottage, where she hopes
to retire and move to one day. For 6 years,
Catherine was comfortable in her 1st generation
Arrow with a Tarsys seat, with tilt/recline/ESR
before age, wear and tear and changing needs
necessitated a new chair.
Catherine was prescribed a 3G Arrow base GB
with a Motion Low-Pro power positioning system,
complete with tilt/recline/ECU and integrated
technology, a custom molded back/PCMFP/Power
Articulating/capacitative touch plates and
arm support. As well, Catherine has limited
hand and finger movement. Her new system provides
specialty electronics which are integrated
through her joystick to independently operate
her cell phone, computer etc. She also has
a special moving cuff/arm spring to optimally
position her arm and hand for maximum usability.
This new system has helped enhance Catherine’s
quality of life and independence. It provides
optimal positioning and comfort relief, weight
redistribution, pressure reduction and additional
Motion Concepts system with a
Center Mount Foot Platform on a
a bright, articulate 58 year old man, was
diagnosed with MS in May 2000. Previously,
he was in a scooter, but was experiencing
diminished mobility -- he was having trouble
getting on and off. Keith has a degree in
agricultural engineering and works full time
for the Ohio State Medical Center. He drives
to work in his hand controlled van and lives
in a new accessible house he designed with
a builder in 2001. His mother and sister were
in wheelchairs and he deeply understands accessibility
issues and lifestyle challenges.
Keith was prescribed a Motion Concepts system
with a Power Center Mount Foot Platform on
a Jazzy base. The specialized foot platform
and 10 degree anterior pivot assist help him
with self transfers. His system was pre-approved
and paid for prior to purchase through his
primary care health insurance provider (through
his job). Because he is considered obese at
290 lbs, in addition to this new system, Keith
went through a weight stabilizing program
through his employer and feels he is doing
TRx Tilt/Elevate System on a
3GRX with ASL Head Array Controlled
age 17 years, was born a quadruple amputee.
Robert is the equipment manager of his high
school football team and is very active. He
has been in a power chair for the last 7 years.
Most recently, Robert had been in an Invacare
2GRX, but because he drives with an ASL head
array, controlling the chair with his shoulders,
he began experiencing multiple problems with
this chair. He was put in a new 3GRX with
ASL head array controlled with his shoulders
and an added tilt for pressure relief, as
he sits on his femur stumps 15 hours per day.
He was also prescribed an elevating seat in
order to enable him to use his teeth to grab
items and reach items at the Puma shoe store.
The 4 egg switches mounted on the back canes
allow him to: 1 - power up the chair; 2 -
go into reverse mode; 3 - tilt; 4 - elevate.
He can lean laterally to access the switches.
This new system has greatly improved Robert’s
quality of life. He feels much more independent,
and because of this, feels he is now able
to do so much more.
is an amazingly active, 12 year old boy that
can’t sit still for long. He always
wants to be on the go, doing something, seeing
something. Nicholas was diagnosed with SMA
Type 1 at birth. He needed pressure relief
and relief from continual neck pain. As a
result, Nicholas tried to remain at 90°
whenever possible, but nearly constant pain
meant relief came mostly at 15° - 17°
A Motion Concepts Lateral Tilt was the solution
prescribed for his particular pain, as it
would keep him in the optimal position to
relieve his pain. He also needed a system
that would accommodate his vent when he was
sick. Before he was always in bed when sick,
but this versatile system meant he would not
be incapacitated any longer than absolutely
necessary. For Nicholas, this meant a chair
that allowed him to remain as active and vibrant
Kid*ab*ra cushion on a
Cross Sport Chair
a charming, dynamic 14 year old girl was diagnosed
at birth with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus.
She is an intelligent, bright, introspective
girl and devout Hilary Duff fan -- she attended
to her concert and even got to meet her backstage.
She goes to a regular public school and is
quite strong minded, social and interested
in current events.
Previously in a Quickie 2 with Ultimate cushion,
however after sitting for long periods, became
uncomfortable. She was prescribed a new Ti
Cross Sport chair with Kid*ab*ra cushion.
She finds it a softer cushion with better
MaTRx PB Back
age 20, & Erica, age 17,
are beautiful, vivacious young women
that lead a very active lifestyle, including
family, friends, sports and school. Shannon
was a former professional women’s baseball
player and college student. Erica, a high
school student was also extremely active and
social. Both girls are avid sports fans, including
tennis and hockey.
In August 2004, the girls were in an automobile
accident that left them paralyzed. After months
of therapy, they were able to get around in
a manual chair.
Their home was rebuilt to accommodate their
special needs. After trying many alternatives,
they selected the MaTRx PB Back for its comfort.
It meant they could remain both active and
comfortable in their chairs all day.
cushion on a
Patriot Manual Chair
a lovely, upbeat, charming
woman of 92 years needed mobility assistance
after a tumour in her leg and subsequent surgery
created mobility problems.
was prescribed a manual Invacare Patriot chair
and a MaTRx-V cushion.
is extremely comfortable in her cushion and
she is able to sit comfortably all day as
she interacts with her multitude of family