Kudos to consumer advocate Jenny Siegle

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tomandjenny072820Jenny Siegle was awarded the NRRTS* Consumer Advocate of the Year Award during the Unite4CRT Town Hall Meeting on July 28th.

That masked man in the photo, surprising Jenny while she was hosting the town hall online, is Ride CEO Tom Hetzel. Jenny’s mother, Barb, joined in.

A sports producer and huge Colorado Rockies fan, you may have seen Jenny modeling in some of Ride’s photography over the years or lobbying on Capitol Hill.  She uses a Ride Custom Cushion and Back to support her active lifestyle.

Jenny helped to form the advocacy coalition, Unite4CRT, and has been a driving force in planning the monthly town hall meeting topics and discussions. As host of the meetings, Jenny’s warm and welcoming personality encourages discussion among a diverse audience.

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The group’s mission is to bridge the gap between the perception and the reality of living with a disability. Consider joining their next meeting… information on registering to attend (free) is here.

*NRRTS is the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers

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Anatomy and seating CEU course

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Be among the first to watch “How does it shape up? The impact of the skeleton and the cushion on buttocks shape during sitting,” taught by Sharon Sonenblum, PhD (pictured above left during filming). This is a .1 CEU course.
All courses on Ride University’s online education platform are free until December 31, 2020.
Learn more about wheelchair seating and Ride products at your own convenience — and get CEU credit for some of the offerings. Check out the current course offerings here.

Tour of smiles…

Before the International Seating Symposium (ISS) earlier this year—when life was altogether different—we photographed a quick tour of Ride Designs to show in our booth.

Those who visit in person are always amazed by the amount of space, extent of equipment, and the number of dedicated team members that it takes to do what we do. Relatively few people actually make the trip to see us in Colorado, so this quick view of “The Ride Experience” was designed to highlight what happens behind the scenes.

Looking at the video now, we’re struck by all the smiles that we miss seeing on a daily basis due to current Covid-19 mask protocols… So it seemed like the perfect time to put this out there for everyone to see.

Enjoy the tour — and keep smiling, even if it’s hidden by a mask these days! (We’ll look for the tell-tale sparkle in your eyes and those little wrinkle lines around the edges…)

Please note that in better times we do welcome visitors. Ride Custom Certification Courses are debuting again this month with a significantly smaller group of participants — and in a socially distanced manner.

Remember… smiling not only offers a mood boost but helps our bodies release cortisol and endorphins that provide lots of health benefits, including helping to:

    • Reduce blood pressure
    • Increase endurance
    • Reduce pain
    • Reduce stress
    • Strengthen immune system

We’re starting another collection of photos to document our masked moments… Be well!

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Who knew?! Another use for a sample Java Cushion…

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Watch a tutorial by Ryan Crosby, ATP, SMS, Senior Education & Technology Specialist

Ride Designs is debuting an even simpler way to order the Ride Custom AccuSoft™ Cushion –- by using a Java Cushion as an evaluation tool. (Learn more about AccuSoft here.)

When appropriate, this easy and time-saving method can replace the bead bag and vacuum pump method. Check out this brief video tutorial.

Detailed information, including frequently-asked questions and answers, is available here.

Let’s make working together as easy as possible…

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Beyond our stellar customer service team, here are some other ways that Ride can assist during this unusual time…

Technical support

Need expert, real-time assistance with a challenging wheelchair seating scenario? Consult with Ryan Crosby, ATP/SMS, Senior Education and Technology Specialist. Schedule your appointment directly, by emailing support@ridedesigns.com. At your scheduled appointment time, connect via phone or virtual video platform, and we’ll be there in the clinic with you. Together, we can find the best solutions to your seating challenges. Try it!

Support in your area

Hopefully you know your local Ride representative, but if not, contact information for our expert US/Canada Sales Reps are listed here.

Funding documentation assistance

If you need assistance with documentation review for a Ride Custom Back and/or Cushion order, we can help, and at no cost to you.  Simply contact our Reimbursement Department at (866) 781-1633 x 312.

RU_logo_wborderFree online education courses

Through the new Ride University online educational platform, Ride now offers CEU and other wheelchair seating courses at no cost through December 31, 2020.

Ride product FAQs

Use the filters on this webpage to find answers to many of the most asked questions concerning Ride products.

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