GelO News ISS 2019

Heads Up… Positioning Maters … Everywhere We hear from you often, and many of those communications are very positive. Positive or negative, we appreciate the feedback as it is critical to helping us improve our products and invent new ones. Yet seldom has feedback made the entire team at Falcon Rehab and Gel Ovations smile like the one we recently received from Julia Taylor, a Therapist in London who wrote: “I have struggled to find a headrest that effectively supports the head from flexing forwards, until I tried this new forehead stabilizer. It is extremely simple and easy to use and adjust – it almost felt too simple to be true! I tried it successfully with a client who has no independent head control and it was instantly successful. She was able to use her eye gaze device much more effectively with the forehead stabilizer in place.” Come try it for yourself at Gel Ovations & Falcon Rehab Booth #201 OR... Contact us to arrange a trial with your client(s) & please, if you do, let us know what you think. Adapters make it easy to use with existing head rest hardware & pad, the SRAFS is truly changing lives for those with ALS, MS, and other diseases where neck strength is causing “flexing forward” problem. Meet the Man Who Re-Invented the Wheel “Let’s not reinvent the wheel” is an oft spoken expression that may have value in some situations. Not true in the world of manual wheelchairs, where poor suspensions and the negative effects of WBV (Whole Body Vibration) can have dire consequences for clients. Sam Pearce came to that realization and Loopwheels™ was born. Loopwheels™ Founders: Gemma & Sam Pearce Sam & Gemma Pearce brought Loopwheels™ to life via a Kickstarter. The English inventor of Loopwheels™ will be at ISS in Pittsburgh Gel Ovations booth 201. Look for the Loopwheels™ balloon: Wednesday & Thursday 3/20 & 3/21. Loopwheels™ As the exclusive US Distributor, we are very proud of these patented, carbon fiber composite - leaf spring - shock absorbing - suspensions systems for manual wheelchairs. When we saw these at Rehacare, we knew they needed to be available in the US - and now we bring them to you. Sorry, we do not distribute to Canada. Not only do they LOOK COOL, they reduce vibration by 2/3 and reduce the effort needed to self- propel on uneven surfaces. Because of their vibration dampening (reducing the most harmful vibrations by up to 70%), Loopwheels™ are the FIRST real, viable solution to this serious problem. Come by... Ask Sam to explain • Why these maintenance free & easy to install wheels actually move further per rotation? • Why weight has no relevance to physical effort? Loopwheels NOW Available in USA WHY Loopwheels ? NOW Available in USA The drop off curbs is cushioned by 50% a smooth ride ADDS comfort saves the body from absorbing all those unwanted vibrations. 25" Loopwheels 24" Loopwheels ‌ Or come by any time or any day to say “Hello” to Chris or Josh and enjoy a full size US candy bar. Josh will be at the back of the booth waiting for his friends to drop by and wish him a belated Happy Birthday. Chris will be grabbing people out of the isles as usual. Candy? Save time to see what just may be The Best of Show: Sta-Rite™ Adjustable Forehead Stabilizer and also other hardware and software (meaning GEL) innovations from Gel Ovations and Falcon Rehab Booth 201 HIP Stars ‌ Journey's song: “Anyway You Want It” is a good description of Sta-Ritetm hip guides. Listen Our hip guides create a set of hardware that should meet almost any need. Choose our Regular series, our Economy series (strength and function at an affordable price) or our Bariatric versions for those with extreme needs: weight or tone. And there's MORE ~ they can be matched to any of the 17 pads we offer (or pads from others if you can’t find one of our 17 to meet your needs) to create the ultimate “Anyway You Want It” hip guide to meet your clients' needs, as well as yours. All these Hip Stars come with ALL the screws, T-nuts, and other hardware you need to fit power tilts from Quantum, Quickie, Permobil, and Motion Concepts, as well as the most popular manual tilts – the Iris, Solara, Focus, and Fuze. Oh, AND we include a zipper bag with the Allen wrench you need, complete instructions and ALL the hardware. We have you covered. You cannot get ready to install and find you are ‘missing something’. The remaining problems are ‘Is the price going to fit my budget'? Our answer is yes, and if you disagree, call Dr. Chris: 302-494-9070 or email So we've created a NEW problem !! How to choose the right hardware and pad to meet your clients' needs. Simply go to How to Pick Hip Guides RoboP.A.W.S.™ Come see the latest in this 'Game Changer' - the most innovative pressure sore prevention and healing assistance since the dawn of 'alternating pressure mattresses'. By automatically doing and recording weight shifts 'As prescribed & on the schedule requested' they dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing a pressure sores, and assist in healing of existing ones while getting clients out of bed. PS: Management will love being able to improve patient care without increasing staffing hours. GREAT Hardware to hold that GREAT GEL Come by... Have you ever seen a better Hip Guide ? – Best as we can tell, it fits everyone’s seating systems (as do OUR adductors and stump supports), and they are affordable. Head drop or body slump? Come see our new solutions to these long standing problems. GEL? Of course – come see what’s new !!! Booth 201 Giveaway: FREE GEL Fitting Kit Bag ISS Booth 201 If you don't already have one, this is the easiest way to have your GEL samples right at hand when you're working with a client to make that chair or seating system "perfect". (At least as it relates to pressure and comfort.) And since we give away free samples in the GelO News, your Fitting Kit just keeps getting better and better. Don't forget that we also have full size candy bars for those of us who enjoy candy every once in a while. So stop by... BOOTH 201 We're at the end of the row. Come see these Game Changers, along with the other new products. While there, be sure to sign up so we can send you the 2019 Laminate Picture Guides or just send email to And if you just want to stop by because you miss Josh, that's OK too.