Over the history of humankind, there have always been inventions designed to help those who can not walk. In the grand scheme of things, these devices are considered wheelchairs, but they are not usually what most people think of as a wheelchair. Instead, the hollow tubbed metal frame with its vinyl seats that most people
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We all know how tight of space when an airplane is full, let alone the amount of leg space in the economy section. When you add disability into the mix, the overall experience sounds uncomfortable and inconvenient. If you are a wheelchair user, do not let this hesitate you from traveling. Certain accommodations that an
How long it takes you to get used to a wheelchair depends on the type of wheelchair you are using and your prior experience with wheelchairs. You may have chosen a basic wheelchair or a power wheelchair. But, being a first-time wheelchair user, you may find it difficult for a couple of weeks to get
To prevent an injury when using a wheelchair, you must be able to identify the cause of the injury in the first place. The most common injuries from wheelchair use will involve the shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, and wrist. Injuries can include soft tissue, nerve damage, sprains, abrasions, and contusions. Below is a brief overview
This guide should help you determine what the right type of wheelchair is for your condition. You will learn about the category, sizing, and details about what type of accessories are available when deciding to purchase your folding wheelchair. FIND PRODUCTS People spend a great deal of time searching for the perfect wheelchair. Typically, what
The prospect of full-time wheelchair use can be very difficult to adapt to. Important to both psychical and mental health is an active life which includes excise. Exercise helps to ensure that the body is fit and the muscle tone is retained. A lack of exercise can lead to an increase in blood clots and
As a result of the legislation, many of the areas a wheelchair user wishes to go to are made accessible. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule, but the overwhelming majority of businesses worldwide are wheelchair accessible. As a result, the most difficult part of using a wheelchair in public is generally getting it
Maintaining your manual wheelchair can be easy if you have some information on keeping your wheelchair in top shape. This article includes pointers on maintaining your wheelchair when you receive it, maintaining it daily, a weekly checklist and monthly list, and a list of things to keep in mind every year regarding your manual wheelchair.
Like any other equipment, wheelchairs require maintenance for many reasons. Proper maintenance will help increase the lifespan of a wheelchair and prevent it from breaking down. The greatest benefit of routine maintenance on a wheelchair is the chair’s performance. With proper functioning parts, it will decrease drag on the wheelchair and be propelled with ease.
A caregiver must be present for this type of transfer.Remember, Caregiver and you should stretch before starting a transfer. Before starting the transfer, place the wheelchair at an angle in front of the car door. 1, Place wheelchair as close to the car as possible2, Open the car door3, Make sure you lock the brakes