Here at Superior Van & Mobility, our goal is to provide service and care to those looking for handicap accessible options for their transportation needs. As one of the leading servicer of handicap accessible vehicles and mobility products, our full-service dealership features a full line of the highest quality brands. Look no farther than Superior Van to find the handicap accessible products you need and bring convenience back into your life. Continue reading
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Mar. 12, 2013 — Walking is the obvious goal for individuals who have a chronic spinal cord injury, but it is not the only one. Regaining sensation and continence control also are important goals that can positively impact an individual’s quality of life. New hope for reversing the effects of spinal cord injury may be found in a combination of stem cell therapy and physical therapy as reported in Cell Transplantation by scientists at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
“Our phase one/two clinical trial had one goal: to give patients who have no other treatment options some hope,” said Hatem E. Sabaawy, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine in the molecular and regenerative medicine program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “Early findings have concluded that we have met our goal and can improve the quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries by providing a safe treatment that restores some neurological function.”
Dr. Sabaawy led a clinical trial that included 70 patients who had cervical or thoracic spinal cord injuries and were previously treated for at least six months without response. The patients were randomized into two groups, both of which were given physical therapy treatment. One of the groups also received stem cells derived from their own bone marrow injected near the injury site. Using the American Spinal Injury Association Impairment (AIS) Scale, patients received neurological and physical evaluations monthly for 18 months to determine if sensory and motor functions improved.
“Of primary importance, there was a notable absence of side effects in patients treated with stem cells during the course of our investigation,” added Dr. Sabaawy, who also is a resident member of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
None of the patients in the control group who received only physical therapy showed any improvement in sensory or motor function during the same time frame. Although the scale of injuries differed, all patients who were treated with a combination of bone-marrow derived stem cells and physical therapy responded to tactile and sensory stimuli as early as 4 weeks into the study. After 12 weeks, they experienced improvements in sensation and muscle strength, which was associated with enhanced potency and improved bladder and bowel control that eventually allowed patients to live catheter-free. Patients who showed improvement based on the AIS scale also were able to sit up and turn in their beds. Continue reading
Superior Van is thrilled to offer the new Toyota Sienna with VMI conversion capabilities to our customers with disabilities. This is a top choice among those looking for a quality minivan, and when you choose from our many accessories offered to drivers with disabilities, it becomes a fully functional and adaptable van that’s perfect for every driver’s needs. Continue reading
The VMI Northstar Wheelchair Van Conversion offers a side-entry, lowered floor wheelchair accessible space that makes it easy for passengers using a wheelchair to travel without an issue. The power in-floor ramp in this minivan offers open, unrestricted entry and exit as well as a spacious interior for just the right amount of maneuverability. Continue reading
If you’re looking for a wheelchair lift to improve your mobility in your handicap vehicle, the Joey Model VSL-4000HW is one of the best options available on the market. The easy to use wheelchair and scooter lift effectively lifts and stores your unused scooter or powerchair inside your vehicle at the touch of a button. It works with both wheelchair accessible minivans and full-size wheelchair vans. All you have to do is roll your mobility device onto the platform from either side, hit the button, and let the lift do the rest of the work. Your scooter will be safely stored and out of the way. Continue reading
Superior Van and Mobility, a leading Southeast provider of handicap vans and wheelchair equipment, has today announced their Fall Open House, which was held in early October. Visitors were invited to come down to their nearest Superior Van and Mobility location for a weekend of fun, food and education, as well as the chance to win $5,000.
All seven Superior Van and Mobility locations participated in the Fall Open House, including Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Evansville and Knoxville. Each location will host a full weekend of fun and celebration. The event kicked off Friday, October 5th and continued on through Saturday, October 6th. Continue reading
Superior Van & Mobility has announced that they have acquired Access Vans of Louisiana. Access Vans of Louisiana currently has two showrooms located in New Orleans and Grosse Tete. They have approximately 13 employees and were founded in 1997 by the husband and wife team of Marcus and Mardel Smith. Superior Van & Mobility has been a family owned and operated business since 1976. They have 7 locations in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee with approximately 70 employees. Over the past decade, Superior Van & Mobility’s success is attributed to not only acquisition growth, but an emphasis on customer service and safety. Continue reading
How much time do you spend wishing that you could go to the grocery store, run an errand, or just get out of the house, but you feel bad asking other people for a ride? When you are physically disabled, this can be a reality. It is frustrating to depend completely on other people, and you know that guilty feeling that you are putting someone else out when you ask them to take you somewhere. Of course, the people who care about you are most likely more than happy to help, but wouldn’t it be better if you actually had the freedom to go where you want? Continue reading
We all know that using a wheelchair van means you can get around town easily, but did you know that a wheelchair accessible vehicle has many, many more benefits that you might not even be aware of?
Staying indoors all of the time can be detrimental to your health, plain and simple. Everyone knows about the benefits of fresh air. Fresh air can help to increase your circulation, get more oxygen into your blood and clear your head.
This is why most people suggest hitting the pavement when you’re stressed or tired so that you can reignite your senses. What better way to get to a nearby park than with your brand new handicap van? Continue reading
It used to be that wheelchair lifts were large, incredibly expensive and unsightly, requiring extensive work to the area within your vehicle where they were to be installed, and incredible amounts of effort to prevent them from sticking out like a sore thumb.
However, this has changed drastically over the course of the last ten years, as not only have wheelchair and scooter lifts become more compact and easy to install, but they’ve become a little more inconspicuous as well, which mean more usable space for groceries, and golf bags and less worrying about storage.
Superior Van & Mobility puts your safety first, and this commitment to our customers shines through every single product we offer and every single installation that we perform. We offer a wealth of models available to suit your needs and ensure that every client receives the assessment and attention that they deserve so that the end result is a happy customer and a flawless installation!
The precise engineering of our lifts and the impeccable attention to detail provided by our dedicated staff makes this Better Business Bureau Accredited business your one stop shop for all mobility and accessibility needs. Touting brand name products like Braun Ability, Bruno and Ricon at incredibly cost-effective prices, you’d be hard pressed to find the same award winning customer satisfaction anywhere else!
Don’t trust just anyone with your vehicle, or the wheelchair lift to be installed inside of it. Trust the 35 years of experience that comes with Superior Van & Mobility and you’ll be trusting the experts!