Choosing the Correct Portable Ramp A portable ramp can be quite useful. “Portable” means that the ramp is not permanently attached to your home. The ramp can be picked up and removed, or even carried around with you as you travel. The type and size….
How to be a Happy Wheelchair User You don’t have to just tolerate your wheelchair. Your wheelchair should be suitable for YOU. It should fit your size and condition. Keep in mind your lifestyle, hobbies, and work in life. You want it to fit you….
Often, a patient is introduced to a wheelchair at a stressful time. If they haven’t used a wheelchair before, this introduction may come as a shock to the patient. A caregiver may be puzzled by this attitude. What’s behind a negative attitude toward a wheelchair?
Wheelchairs like to ride on smooth flat surfaces. That could mean just about anything except carpet. But there are other things to consider. Like scuff marks, slip resistance and cost.
Building a wheelchair ramp out of wood might be the easy choice. But if you’ll only need the ramp for limited time the aluminum ramp makes perfect sense. This article will walk you thru your choices.
Hand protection may be necessary for people who use manual wheelchairs on a daily basis. The thin skin on some elderly persons is too sensitive and requires a long time to heal. Here are some ideas that may help.
In this article you can determine if your wheelchair seat is worn and stretched out of shape. You see why that is bad for you and find out what you can do about it.
A wheelchair ramp is an inclined plane installed in addition to or instead of stairs. Ramps permit wheelchair users, as well as people pushing strollers, carts, or other wheeled objects, to more easily have access to a building.
Specific people have specific needs. Wheelchairs come with options and accessories: different arms, seats, leg supports, etc. Most manufacturers’ manuals come with a lot more than directions for assembly.
Wheelchairs come in many different sizes, shapes and with many different features. That’s because people are just as different with different needs. There’s no need in getting a wheelchair that was designed for someone else, when there is one designed just for you.