An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2015:
I continue to be impressed with the TiLite TWIST. It is the most adjustable and lightweight pediatric chair around. Even in the teeny-tiny kids, the regular rear wheel configuration is working well, and they can access the wheels without the chair being tippy. I have yet to put a client into one who has not been successful. Parents also love the look of the chair. It’s such a minimal chair that you really see the kid and not the chair, even when we have to add some minor positioning components.
— Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa (Fla.)
The Catalyst lineup has five models in the K0004 and K0005 classes, with all featuring 7000 series aluminum for durability and lighter vibration dampening. The Catalyst has a transit weight of 21-24 lbs. and is available in seat widths of 14" to 22". Seat depths range from 14" to 20", with camber of 0°, 2° or 4°. Weight capacity is 250 or 350 (heavy-duty) lbs.
Using a system that Motion Composites calls “Ultrarigid Folding,” the Veloce features a symmetrical carbon fiber crossbrace, oval-shaped tubes and oversized pivot axles to maximize frame rigidity and responsiveness. But the transportability traits of a folding chair are also preserved for consumers who prefer to fold and go. With a total weight of 17.6 lbs. and a transport weight of 11.22 lbs., the Veloce is a breeze to lift and store in a motor vehicle.