Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT)

Understanding complex rehab technology (CRT), can be a bit complex, as the name implies. Therefore, we would like to take the time to help you understand exactly what it is and how it can change your life. CRT wheelchair systems are designed to meet the specific needs of the individual and are customized to the patient’s needs and disability. Complex Rehab Technology products include medically necessary, individually configured devices that require evaluation, configuration, fitting, adjustment or programming. These products and services are designed to meet the specific and unique medical, physical, and functional needs of an individual with a primary diagnosis resulting from a congenital disorder, progressive or degenerative neuromuscular disease, or from certain types of injury or trauma. For this document, CRT refers to individually configured manual wheelchair systems, power wheelchair systems, seating and positioning systems, and other adaptive equipment such as standing devices and gait trainers.

What is the difference between a Complex Rehab Chair and a Standard Power Chair?

Complex Rehab Chairs:

  • Have highly advanced technology and controls
  • Addresses orthopedic conditions
  • Support individual seating and positioning
  • Facilitates pressure management

Standard Power Chairs:

  • Are designed for less severe mobility limitations
  • Basic technology with joystick drive
  • Do not provide positioning
  • Do not facilitate pressure management with a standard cushion option

Who could benefit from Complex Rehabilitation Technology?

The Person

These products and services are designed to meet the specific and unique medical and functional needs
of an individual with a primary diagnosis resulting from a congenital disorder, progressive or
degenerative neuromuscular disease, or from certain types of injury or trauma. The primary diagnoses
that can require CRT include:

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Anterior horn cell diseases
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Post‐Polio Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebellar degeneration
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Dystonia
  • Spina Bifida
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Spinocerebellar disease
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Certain types of amputation
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Paralysis or paresis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Other disability or disease that is determined
  • through individual consideration to require
    the use of such individually configured
  • products and services
  • Demyelinating diseases
  • Myelopathy
  • Myopathy
  • Progressive Muscular Atrophy

What types Complex Rehab Technology products are available?

    • Complex rehab power chairs
    • Ultra-lightweight Manual wheelchairs that are highly configurable
    • Adaptive seating
    • Specialized Mobility devices and accessories

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