Raz Design Moves to New Building

To accommodate rapid growth, Raz Design needed to relocate to a larger facility that would allow for more efficient production. After months of designing, planning and building, Raz has moved into its new space at 22 Howden Road, Toronto. Located just 5 minutes east of the old location, the new facility is more than double…

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Raz Design Aims to Spread the Word in Scandinavia

In an effort to expand our reach in the Scandinavian market, we are proud to announce that Raz has engaged the services of Judith Månsson, a physiotherapist and educator based in Sweden. A bi-lingual graduate from the University of Linköpingfrom, Judith brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her to Raz. She has worked…

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Offset Footrest Mounts

With an 18”-wide frame, the distance between the footrest hanger tubes is 16”. With ELRs, this space is further reduced. For individuals who sit with their legs abducted or simply need more knee/leg room, we offer Offset Footrest Receiver Kit which will move a footrest or legrest out 2” per side.

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Double Trigger Set-up For Tilt and Recline

In the past, whenever a recline module was ordered on an AT, we mounted the tilt triggers below the push handles and the recline triggers below the rigidizer tube. The picture above shows an alternate configuration. The tilt and recline triggers are mounted in pairs under the push handles, with the tilt on the right,…

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A Better Way to Start the Day

Caroline Acton loves to document life. It is what drew her to photography. As the owner of Poze Photographers in Toronto, Canada, Caroline focuses on photographing a range of subjects, from family portraits to commercial work. One aspect of photography she particularly enjoys is photographing people living with a disability. Running her own studio would…

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Raz Design Inc. Achieves ISO-Certified Status

Raz Design Inc. is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003 and EN ISO 13485:2012 certifications. This has been a 3-year process that challenged every aspect of our business. With adherence to ISO principles, our Quality Management System is the key to controlling the functions of design, assembly, customer care and…

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FAQs With Raz Design’s Carlo Dela Cruz

Raz Design Customer Service Rep Carlo Dela Cruz answers a few of the most commonly asked questions he receives everyday.   Q: What is the difference between a fixed-back and an Adjusta-back? A: A major misconception about the terms “fixed back” and “Adjusta-Back” is that they have more to do with the armrests than the…

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Raz Design and the VA Team Up to Help a Cold Warrior

At a tense time during the Cold War, Jerry Peppel answered his nation’s call. In January of 1966, the Florida native reported for assignment as a member of the U.S. Army where he graduated from Office Candidate School. Jerry was assigned to Headquarters, Battery, 2D Battalion, 6th Artillery 3D Armored Division (Spearhead) in Gelenhausen, Germany.…

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Veterans Helped Inspire New Raz Seat

Did you know?… In the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s, the leading rehab shower commode chair (RSCC) was manufactured by Everest&Jennings. The E&J RSCC was very popular among veterans during that time. When their old E&J chair wore out, many looked for a chair with a similar seat. In 2015, while working closely with the VA…

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The Importance of Proper Seating: Raz Design’s Custom-Made Seats

People come in different shapes and sizes. Medical and rehab equipment must reflect the unique characteristics of each person. This is especially important for those who require a rehab shower commode chair. Raz Design Inc. recognizes that off-the-shelf designs do not work for everyone. Client needs will vary according to an individual’s unique combination of…

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Center of Mass Adjustment

The Raz-SP is, we believe, the only self-propel rehab shower chair to offer center of mass adjustment. Why is this important? The ability to adjust the rear wheels fore / aft offers several benefits: Moving the rear wheels forward reduces the weight on the front casters. Reducing the weight on the front (and thereby transferring…

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Getting More Width From A Raz Shower Commode Chair

People come in all shapes and sizes. It is unrealistic to think that a standard seat on a rehab shower chair can fit every client. Larger clients may require additional space in their chair. For those clients who require more width for their rehab shower chair than what is provided on a standard size 18”-wide…

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One Less Expense: The Raz-CAT Shower Commode Chair

Raising a child is not an easy job. Giving them the best care possible has many different challenges. As children grow and develop, additional challenges and expenses are incurred.  They outgrow clothing before they wear it out. Car seats need to be replaced with booster seats. For parents of children with physical disabilities, the cost…

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Different Sized Backs For Different Sized Clients

Did you know… Raz Design Inc. can provide shower commode chair back frames that are either wider or narrower than the base frames? Why would you want this? First, a narrower back frame on a shower commode chair may be required for individuals who are slim. Since an 18” base frame is the minimum width for…

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Adjustable Molded Footplate

full angle adjustment for plantar flexion and dorsiflexion adjustable fore/aft position – 3.75″ (9.5cm) easy one screw adjustment with user’s foot in place footplate flips up for transfers large foot support surface 7″W x 8″D (18cm x 20cm) smooth contoured surface can replace standard footplate with same leg length adjustment (Not compatible with ZMFX8) optional heel loop optional neoprene seat cover

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Making Things Easier For Those Who Fight the Good Fight

If anyone knows about the challenges and hardships associated with neuro-muscular diseases, it’s Nadine Kirby. Nadine is the creator of the nation-wide “Light It Up Green For MD” campaign, which is designed to create awareness of the many types of muscular dystrophy disease. The ailment hits close to home for her. Nadine’s son, David, has…

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Narrowing a Raz Rehab Shower Commode Chair

Raz is no slouch when it comes to fit For many, an 18”-wide chair is too wide for proper postural support but, for over-toilet use, this is the minimum frame width. The appropriate solution for supporting slimmer bodies will depend on the needs of the individual. The simplest solution is to add lateral supports, mounted…

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Locking Transfer Handles

For some clients, transferring from a wheelchair into or out of a rehab shower commode chair can sometimes be a difficult or dangerous process. After portions of a hygiene program, such as taking a shower, surfaces of home medical equipment, such as a rehab shower chair can be slippery. In order to minimize risk, Raz…

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Fore and Aft Adjustment of a Raz Design Rehab Shower Chair

Like most high-end wheelchairs, the Raz-SP (Self Propel model) rehab shower chair offers fore/aft rear wheel adjustment. The Raz-SP is normally shipped with the axle plate positioned under the back posts to provide a high level of rearward stability. In order to make the chair easier to propel, the rear wheels can be moved forward…

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Ghosts of Plato: Disability & Mainstream Entertiainment

Why does Hollywood want viewers to think that death is preferable to life with a disability?  “This is the kind of medical provision you should legislate… provide treatment for those of your citizens whose physical constitution is good. As for the others, it will be best to leave the unhealthy to die…”  “The Republic” –…

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Pressure Injuries

The (Not-So) Hidden Costs of Pressure Injuries

Roughly 50% of all admissions and 8% of all deaths at specialized spinal-injury hospitals are due to pressure sores, now commonly referred to as pressure injuries. These numbers indicate that pressure injuriesi represents one of the most pressing issues in the healthcare industry. The cost to individuals, health institutions, and governments is large enough that this…

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VA and Raz Design Team Up to Help a Cold War Veteran

At a tense time during the Cold War, Jerry Peppel answered his nation’s call. In January of 1966, the Florida native reported for assignment as a member of the U.S. Army. Shortly thereafter, he was accepted to, and graduated from, Office Candidate School. Jerry was assigned to Headquarters, Battery, 2D Battalion, 6th Artillery 3D Armored…

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