Elberton, GA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution alliance with the Merry Walker Corporation to offer their innovative walkers and ambulation devices to a wider consumer marketplace. Headquartered in Mundelein, Illinois, Merry Walker is a certified woman-owned business, and all of their products are manufactured in the United States. Established in 1990 by Mary M. Harroun, MS, LNHA, this company was born out of her personal experience in working with the elderly in the long-term care field as a social worker, activity director and nursing home administrator. Quickly realizing that the elderly required special equipment that went beyond the scope of wheelchairs and basic walkers which were the only choices available at that time, Harroun set out to invent something that would increase functional mobility in a safe manner. After all, she thought, most elderly people walked once and she believed that everyone should be afforded the opportunity and the correct equipment to assist them in being able to walk again.
The Merry Walker Ambulation Device, Harroun's first invention for her new company, went through a few redesigns before it was awarded a second patent for its unique tubular steel design in 1993. Rated among its end users as the safest durable medical equipment produced in the USA, the Merry Walker Ambulation Device has become the most preferred ambulatory walker on the market today. Harroun and her experienced associates have gone on to design a wide selection of popular and efficacious ambulation solutions for the aging population which include the Merry Seat Yourself™, the Merry Stand By Me®, the Merry Cart®, the Merry Motivator®, the Merry Therapeutic Cane®, and the Merry Therapeutic Walker®.
With a goal of getting the elderly out of wheelchairs, all of the product designs from Merry Walker are intended to restore elderly users to the highest level of functional mobility that is possible. “We are proud to introduce more consumers to the innovative ambulation devices from the Merry Walker Corporation,” said Hulet Smith, OTR/L, MBA and CEO of Rehabmart. “Helping to change the culture and ideology of the entire long-term care and resident-care communities, this company shares our own goals of improving independent ambulation potential. By encouraging individuals to move and walk more, these exceptional designs help to get many previously wheelchair-bound users up and walking again, leading to positive benefits, increased independence, overall improvement and an enhanced quality of life.”
As an Occupational Therapist, the founder of Rehabmart, Hulet Smith, has the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of his customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As a parent of special needs children, he has 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.