Roll Mobility is now a distributor for PVI wheelchair ramps. Prairie View Industries (PVI) is a highly respected manufacturer of access ramps and is the only company to offer ramps that have been both patented and listed by Underwriters Laboratories.
Threshold ramps, solid ramps, and folding ramps from PVI are now available at Roll Mobility. All PVI ramps are proudly made in the USA.
Threshold ramps are designed to provide a smoother transition through doorways and over raised thresholds with a maximum rise of 4 inches. They are available in aluminum or rubber.
The lightweight, durable aluminum threshold ramp is covered with a slip-resistant surface that prevents sliding even if wet. Hardware is provided to secure the ramp to the landing, and the holes punched in the top corners of the ramp make installation easy.
The rubber threshold ramp is aesthetically pleasing and quiet for silent foot traffic. The 100% recycled rubber is easy on the environment, and the two StoneCap(TM) coating colors available—nutmeg and cappuccino—are a pleasing complement to your home or office décor. No fasteners are required for installation. The ramp can be fitted to your requirements with simple cutting tools and ready for use in 15 to 25 minutes.
Aluminum Threshold Ramps Available at Roll Mobility:
|THR832||8 inches||32 inches|
|THR1032||10 inches||32 inches|
|THR1232||12 inches||32 inches|
|THR1632||16 inches||32 inches|
|THR1636||16 inches||36 inches|
|THR2432||24 inches||32 inches|
Rubber Threshold Ramps Available at Roll Mobility:
|STC0110||7/8 inch||8 1/8 inches||42 inches||Cappuccino|
|STC0110||7/8 inch||8 1/8 inches||42 inches||Nutmeg|
|STC1110||1 1/4 inches||12 1/4 inches||42 inches||Cappuccino|
|STC1110||1 1/4 inches||12 1/4 inches||42 inches||Nutmeg|
Solid ramps provide a full platform for extra stability and a high traction surface to prevent slipping. These ramps are safety tested and UL listed with a load capacity of 600 pounds double axle or 300 pounds single axle. The frame is welded, not riveted, for added strength.
Solid Ramps Available at Roll Mobility:
|SL330||3 feet||30 inches|
|SL336||3 feet||36 inches|
Folding ramps offer versatility with lightweight sections for carrying and multiple folds for a longer ramp length and gentle incline. All PVI folding ramps (except SWF230) come with a carry handle for easy portability. Steel security pins and a safety DVD are included.
The singlefold ramp folds in half for carrying. It is lightweight, easy to handle, and easy to set up. The multifold ramp separates into two pieces for lighter weight. A closure strap locks the two panels together for safety during use. The multifold ramp also includes a built-in level and safety guide to help you determine whether or not the ramp is on a safe slope.
Singlefold Ramps Available at Roll Mobility:
Multifold Ramps Available at Roll Mobility:
|SWF230||Singlefold||2 feet||30 inches|
|SWF330||Singlefold||3 feet||30 inches|
|WCR530||Multifold||5 feet||30 inches|
|WCR630||Multifold||6 feet||30 inches|
Before attempting to self-propel up or down any wheelchair ramp or incline, make sure you are comfortable with your abilities and limitations and are familiar with the operation of your wheelchair. Ask a qualified professional to demonstrate proper ramp navigation techniques and to assist you in learning and applying these techniques.
Ask for assistance or a spotter when needed. Do not attempt to navigate a ramp that is steeper than the level of incline you are comfortable with. We strongly recommend asking for assistance when navigating ramps or inclines greater than 10 degrees.
Remove any wheelchair bags or backpacks from the back of the chair. Extra weight on the back of the chair will cause the wheelchair to tip backwards more easily.
To self-propel up a ramp, lean forward in the wheelchair to keep your balance and prevent the chair from tipping backwards. Experiment with using deep strokes (reaching far back on the push rims) or quick, short strokes as you ascend the ramp to see which technique works better for you.
Some users prefer to use one or both handrails to help propel their wheelchair up the ramp. Others prefer to propel themselves using only the push rims on the rear wheels. Practice going up ramps using different techniques, including one rail, both rails, and push rims only, to find out which technique is most comfortable for you.
The safest way to rest on a ramp is to wait until you reach a level landing. If, however, you need to rest on an incline while going up a ramp, turn the wheels parallel to the ramp and lean into the hill for balance while you rest. When resuming movement, avoid making sudden or abrupt motions. Because of the reclined angle of the wheelchair, sudden movements or shifting of weight can cause instability.
When going down a wheelchair ramp, shift your weight back to counteract the forward momentum of the chair. Apply pressure on the push rims to reduce your speed.
Avoid changing direction when going down an incline or turning the wheels parallel to the downward side of an incline, as this could result in instability and cause the wheelchair to tip. Do not attempt to use the wheel locks to slow your descent down an incline. This could result in accidental locking, tipping to one side, or a sudden stop and is not recommended.
When it comes to buying a wheelchair, one of the first choices you need to make is the decision between a transport chair and a wheelchair. The main difference between the two is the wheels. A wheelchair has large rear wheels and hand rims to allow the user to self-propel. A transport chair has small rear wheels and must be propelled by a caregiver.
Here are some questions to ask that will help you determine which type of chair will best meet your needs:
If the user is mobile enough to get around on their own, a wheelchair is the best option to give them the freedom and ability to push themselves around the house and get where they need to go. A transport chair is for users who only need to be pushed by a caregiver or who lack the strength to propel the chair on their own.
If you will be lifting the chair or transporting it often, a transport chair will reduce the strain on your body. Transport chairs are lightweight, ultra-portable, and easier to lift than standard or lightweight wheelchairs.
If you need to fit the chair in your trunk or in a storage closet, consider how compact the chair will be when folded. A transport chair is generally more compact than a wheelchair because it does not include large rear wheels or hand rims. They also have folding backrests for even smaller folding dimensions. Some wheelchairs are designed to be compact, as well. These wheelchairs include removable rear wheels, making them just as compact as transport chairs.
For tight spaces and narrow doorways, transport chairs are the better option because they have narrow wheels and no hand rims, making it easier to get around in areas that are not wheelchair-friendly.
For occasional use, a transport chair is the better option because it’s lightweight, compact, and less expensive. For daily or regular use, a wheelchair is more comfortable for the user and more durable for everyday use. Some individuals choose to purchase both a transport chair and a wheelchair—one for travel and one for everyday use at home. A hybrid chair, which converts from a transport chair to a wheelchair, can also solve the dilemma by offering the best of both worlds.
Since transport wheelchairs are designed to be pushed manually by a caregiver or assistant, it’s important for the assistant to be comfortable with how to operate the chair. The safety of the patient should always remain the top priority while using a transport chair.
The information below provides step-by-step instructions on how to safely use and operate a transport chair from Roll Mobility. We also recommend that you consult a physical therapist or healthcare professional for further instructions and a demonstration on how to use your wheelchair.
While folded, tilt the chair to one side and push down on the outer seat frame rails.
Grab the seat handles located on the outer seat frame rails and lift upwards.
Lift up on the back support of the chair until the locks engage and secure the back support into place. (optional equipment)
Apply pressure to the backrest locks while pulling downward on the back support. (optional equipment)
Align the holes on the rigging arm with the pegs on the frame of the chair and swing the rigging forward into position.
Release the locking device located at the top of the rigging, swing the rigging outward, and gently pull up to remove.
Loosen the adjustment mechanism (bolt or lever) located on the rigging arm shaft. Push in the adjustment button, if included on your model. Then pull down on the footrest to make the rigging longer or push in to make it shorter. When the length is adjusted to the desired length, tighten the adjustment mechanism. The lowest part of the footrest should not be closer than 2 1/2 inches to the ground for proper clearance. Make sure the adjustment button (if equipped) fully pops through the desired adjustment hole.
Walking canes are designed to increase stability and provide support for people recovering from injuries and for elderly patients. As with any mobility aid, however, a cane must be used properly in order to ensure the safety of the user. The following guidelines provide safety tips and warnings to prevent injury or damage while walking with a cane.
It is important that you continually inspect and keep your rollator in good working order through general maintenance. Following the tips below will ensure that your rollator will have a long service life.