Elberton, GA (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution agreement with Altimate Medical, Incorporated (AMI), to offer adult and pediatric standing frames and stander equipment to a larger consumer market. Based in Morton, Minnesota, AMI began in 1987 as a durable medical equipment (DME) manufacturer with the introduction of their first product, a manual wheelchair. They expanded their product line in 1989 with shower commode chairs and sled hockey equipment, along with standing-assistive devices called the the EasyStand®. Developed by a C6-7 quadriplegic, the EasyStand® standing frame is the pioneer of sit-to-stand technology for people with mobility related disabilities. AMI decided to narrow their focus on helping more people with these disabilities to stand, and as a result, the EasyStand® product line began to multiply and they discontinued their wheelchair and shower commode lines. Today, AMI has grown to 50 independent representatives and 2,500 dealers across the United States, with their products sold in over 30 other countries as well.
The health benefits of 'passive' standing have been demonstrated to prevent, reverse and improve many of the adverse effects of prolonged immobilization, such as that experienced by wheelchair users, and a standing frame or standing device can be employed to help prevent the secondary complications that can often result from extended use of a wheelchair. In addition to the numerous physical benefits, significant psychological benefits such as social development and improved self-esteem are also generally experienced with passive standing. Through the years, AMI has successfully created a niche market for the EasyStand® by helping disabled people of all ages to experience the numerous health benefits of standing, including people with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, strokes, and traumatic brain injuries. They have helped tens of thousands of people worldwide, who would otherwise be completely limited to a wheelchair, to enjoy a higher quality of life by using the standing equipment from AMI, and they continue to reach out to more consumers in need through their international distribution network.
AMI continually perfects and updates their existing product lines, striving to offer the most cutting edge standing equipment on the market, and since standing is all they do, they offer the widest array of stander sizes and support options to help suit every need and unique disability experience. “We are proud to introduce this high quality standing equipment from Altimate Medical, Incorporated, to more consumers,” said Hulet Smith, Founder and CEO of Rehabmart. “Their EasyStand® products are unsurpassed in innovation, form, function and efficacy, ensuring that this standing equipment will always meet and exceed the needs of its users. These standing solutions are sure to enhance the life of any adult or child who spend a lot of time in a wheelchair.”
As Occupational Therapists, the founders of Rehabmart have the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of its customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As parents of special needs children, they have a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to provide superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.