Rehab Designs moves into new digs

Sunday, March 31, 2002

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rehab Designs Inc. wheeled into a new, 3,500-square-foot space last month. The company, which specializes in high-end power wheelchairs and custom pediatric wheelchairs, had been operating out of a handful of spaces within the same building. But now, its front office, showroom and service department are housed in one space in that building, according to Tim Barrett, operations manager. Now he doesn't have to guide customers from one space to the next, Barrett said. More importantly, all his customers now have to stroll through the showroom to get service.

MED Group returns with RTS training sessions
LUBBOCK, Texas - The MED Group's National Rehab Network plans to hold training sessions for rehabilitation technology suppliers (RTSs) again this year. The sessions are scheduled for Tampa, Denver, Dallas and Cleveland. Last year, more than 125 RTSs attended the sessions, which offer training on product applications, time management and relationship building. "We are excited to offer more of an educational-based focus rather than a product in-service focus," said W.B. Mick, director of the National Rehab Network. "Because the sessions specifically tie into education, we can offer the attendees the much-needed CECs and CEUs for NRRTS and RESNA in a very cost-effective way."

University to study wheelchair safety
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh's School of Health and Rehabilitation Services (SHRS) recently received a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the federal government to study ways to make travelling by car, mini-van and public transportation safer for those who remain seated in their wheelchairs while in transit. Previously, UPitt was awarded a Rehabilitation and Engineering Research Center grant of $4.5 million to study ways to improve wheeled mobility and seating.