Mobility Device might need to be serviced

Signs That Your Mobility Device Might Need to Be Serviced

About 6.8 million Americans use mobility devices ranging from wheelchairs, walkers, canes, or something similar.

Many people rely on these devices to move around and perform their daily tasks. If you are one of these people, you will understand how essential a mobility device is for day-to-day life, and you will appreciate how important it is to stay on top of your device’s proper maintenance.

To do this, you will need to be able to recognize signs that your mobility device might need to be serviced before it’s too late.

Here is a simple guide that covers how to recognize problems, so you don’t end up in a pickle.

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Shopping Tips for Wheelchair Users

Shopping Tips for Wheelchair Users

For those that navigate life with the assistance of a wheelchair, shopping can be a tedious and difficult chore. Narrow aisles, items placed high on the shelf, and limited space in wheelchair carts all make shopping frustrating.

About 2.7 million people use wheelchairs in the U.S. Wheelchair technology allows for more independence and mobility, but it’s still not easy to shop by yourself.

However, you can make the job easier, whether you use a power chair or manual wheelchair. With our shopping tips for wheelchair users, you can overcome those barriers that you usually face at the store. It can shorten your trip and reduce your stress.

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Preventing Pressure Sores

Preventing Pressure Sores

When you own and operate a wheelchair, there are many things to keep in mind. You need a chair that fits both your body and your daily needs. Just as each person is different, so are their needs when it comes to finding the right chair or mobility scooter.

However, even with the perfect chair, there’s always the risk of developing pressure sores if you’re unable to shift from time to time to give certain parts of your body a break. In this article we’ll discuss what causes pressure sores and what you can do to prevent them, no matter what chair you’re in:

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Summer Safety Tips for Wheelchair Users

Summer Safety Tips for Wheelchair Users

Summer is the time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. It’s a time when you can go outdoors and experience things like the beauty of the beach, fireworks at night, and so much more.

However, for wheelchair users, it’s also a time to be extra cautious. There are certain steps you should take to ensure the safest experience for yourself.

As long as you do, soaking up the sun won’t become a health concern. It will merely be a time to refresh and recharge. Here are several summer safety tips for wheelchair users to keep yourself protected throughout the summer months. Continue reading “Summer Safety Tips for Wheelchair Users”

Finding the Right Mobility Device for Someone with Cerebral Palsy

Finding the Right Mobility Device for Someone with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a whole group of disorders that can appear in early childhood that affect a person’s movement and posture. Depending on the way the disorder manifests itself determines what type and form of cerebral palsy the person has.

Cerebral palsy can also get classified differently depending on the types of doctor they are seeing or which government agency they are working with. Cerebral palsy can get classified as mild, moderate, or severe.

Because cerebral palsy can cause different mobility issues for people, choosing a mobility device for someone with cerebral palsy needs to be considered on an individual basis. The mobility device used needs to provide adequate support and assistance which can make the choice difficult. Continue reading “Finding the Right Mobility Device for Someone with Cerebral Palsy”

What Accessories Should I Get for My Complex Rehab Chair?

What Accessories Should I Get for My Complex Rehab Chair?

Do you have a wheelchair or power chair that is in need of a bit of TLC and a personal touch?

Your daily mobility should be effortless. It’s important that you feel happy and comfortable getting around from A to B with a certain air of grace and style. This is where wheelchair accessories and attachments come in.

There are so many options and add-ons to choose which can positively impact your levels of comfort. Not to mention that customization helps to show a bit of your flair and personality.

Our Complex Rehab Chairs are perfect vessels to add these little details and accessories. Check out our comprehensive guide to ensure you are always making a grand entrance. Continue reading “What Accessories Should I Get for My Complex Rehab Chair?”

Games for Children with Limited Mobility

Games for Children with Limited Mobility

Did you know that 7.3% of children in the United States between the ages of 5-17 have a disability? Children under 5 years old in the U.S. account for 0.4% of kids living with a disability.

Although this percentage might seem small, this group of kids experiencing some type of disability matter. Their need to play and have fun is very important.

As a parent or educator of a child with a disability, you might be wondering what kinds of games and activities your child can participate in without feeling like they are being limited.

There are plenty of limited mobility games for your children to play and have fun with. Here are seven options that are sure to draw some excitement. Continue reading “Games for Children with Limited Mobility”

Choosing the Right Wheel Position for Your Chair

Choosing the Right Wheel Position for Your Chair

Did you know that 1.5% or about 3.6 million Americans over the age of 15 use a wheelchair to get around? Do you have a condition that requires the use of a wheelchair?

Have your wheelchair needs changed? Do you feel limited in your daily activities due to problems with your wheelchair? The troubles you’re facing might be due to an improper wheelchair wheel configuration.

Finding the right wheelchair wheel configuration could be the key to optimizing your independence. Here, we will provide information about different wheel drive systems, and describe how these systems can impact your day-to-day activities.

It’s important that you understand the options available, so let’s learn about how wheelchair wheel positions and drives can enhance your life. Continue reading “Choosing the Right Wheel Position for Your Chair”

What the Future Has in Store for Wheelchair Users

What the Future Has in Store for Wheelchair Users

Most wheelchair users wish they had a better wheelchair. The one they have is heavy, bulky, uncomfortable, or could even cause them pain. Most are not aesthetically pleasing and do little to boost the morale of the wheelchair user.

Whether you’re using a wheelchair as part of your rehabilitation, or need a wheelchair permanently in your life, you’re probably all too familiar with the feeling that there must be better wheelchairs out there. If only you could get your hands on one, or better yet, sit in one.

If you’ve ever wondered what the future holds in store for wheelchair users, look no further. This article will focus on wheelchair future tech and design features in Complex Rehab Chairs and touch on innovations that were once the stuff dreams were made of. Continue reading “What the Future Has in Store for Wheelchair Users”