Serving the Seating & Wheeled Mobility Professional
The pull-based propulsion of REV Wheels is designed to minimize factors that can contribute to shoulder injury and pain in manual wheelchair users. Rowheels offers two models: The REV-HX was created for quickness and responsiveness, while the REV-LX was made to be easier to use. Rowheels says both models can strengthen shoulder and back muscles that are neglected during standard self-propulsion. REV Wheels are HCPCS coded E2227 and are covered via insurance, including Medicare, Veterans Affairs and private insurance funding.
The Rowheels system propels a
manual chair forward when the
user pulls (similar to a rowing
motion) on the handrim, and
moves backwards when the user
pushes. The result, Rowheel says,
is fewer propulsion strokes and
improved posture with better
Rowheels are available in 22", 24",
25" and 26" wheel sizes. They fit
most manual wheelchairs and
can be used with ergonomic
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