Tagged with 'Outdoor Mobility'

Which Pool Lift Works Best for You?

Pools are a great place to cool off during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, many pools are not accessible to those unable to safely navigate a set of stairs or a ladder. One simple way to make sure your pool is accessible to everyone is to install a pool lift! This helpful type of lift was designed to safely transfer people from a wheelchair into the pool. There are a wide variety of lifts designed specifically for poolside access, so the team at Med Mart is here to help you understand your options.

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Buying Medical Equipment Online

Online shopping has become the new norm for many, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses’ doors remain closed, and even those that are open may pose a risk to elderly or immuno-compromised shoppers. Whether you’re a savvy online shopper or completely new to the idea, we want to share some details about our website that will let you confidently shop online for medical equipment.

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Where to Sell Your Used Medical Equipment

Customers often ask us about selling mobility devices that have been replaced or are no longer needed. Questions such as “Where is the best place to sell my medical equipment,” “Can I get a tax write-off for donating my used equipment,” and “Can I trade in my old products for new ones?” are some of the most common among customer inquiries. We want to help you understand all of your options, so the Med Mart team is here to answer all of your questions about selling or responsibly disposing of your old medical equipment.

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Made in the USA

Med Mart was founded in 1992, but our story starts in 1969. Jack Fesman, our to-be founder, started Glendale Pharmacy in Springfield, Ohio after graduating from Ohio State University. He created a whole new pharmacy experience by stocking medical and accessibility equipment on top of the everyday pharmacy products and eventually expanded the operation to 6 locations. Jack sold his first Lift Chair in 1983 and quickly began to transform the medical equipment industry. Throughout the 1980’s he opened 7 distribution centers across the nation and continued his mission to provide the best products and experience to his customers. 

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Maintaining Your Mobility

We may be stuck inside for the moment, but that’s no reason to not be prepared! Our team has rounded up some products that we recommend for when it’s time to get back outside. Our online store will remain open and we’re shipping products according to CDC guidelines for the safety of our customers and employees. Take some time to think about what equipment you need to maintain your mobility, or give us a call! Our product experts are always here to talk about your specific needs and are happy to offer you recommendations. We’ve highlighted some of our bestsellers and customer favorites below to help you stay independent and mobile!

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Mobility Scooter Round-Up!

Scooters are a great way to stay mobile and get outside! We have options for everyone, no matter your needs or travel plans. Ride in comfort in a full size scooter, drive over rugged terrain in a heavy duty model, or travel internationally with an FAA approved portable scooter.

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The Art of Flying

Most people assume that flying with a power wheelchair or mobility scooter is a total headache. Fortunately, we have some tips and tricks that will make it a breeze! Spend your vacation enjoying yourself, not worrying about transporting your mobility device! It’s always good to be prepared, so plan ahead for the best possible travel experience. We want to make sure you have a stress-free flight and a relaxing vacation.

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Choosing the Right Ramp

Owning a portable ramp to simply and safely travel over curbs, stairs, and other obstacles is truly liberating. We know there are a lot of ramp options to choose from, but don’t worry - we are here to help! Finding the perfect portable ramp for you begins with finding the appropriate length and weight. These are two major factors that can easily be overlooked. While shorter ramps are certainly easier to transport, certain heights require a longer ramp to maintain a manageable incline. If you are looking for a ramp to take on-the-go, picking a lightweight model is extremely important. Having a reliable portable ramp will give you the freedom of mobility, no matter where you are! Read on for more information on finding the right ramp for you.

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Stay Active with Adaptive Sports

March Madness may be ending but Spring has just begun - time to get outside! Maintaining an active lifestyle can improve coordination, release endorphins, build your muscles and strengthen your heart! There are plenty of options to get involved in adaptive sports, offering varying levels of physical activity. Numerous programs nationwide are seeking to provide positive and active experiences for people of all ages. Basketball, cycling, and tennis have always been popular, but opportunities abound. Many organizations now offer outdoor adventure programs that include rock climbing, rafting, and archery. Read on to hear more about some of the people who are making adaptive sports accessible all over the country.

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