Getting the Most Comfort Out of Your Complex Rehab Chair

Getting the Most Comfort Out of Your Complex Rehab Chair

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s total population, experience some form of disability.

In the United States, just over 6.8 million Americans use assistive devices to help them with mobility. Of these people, four out of ten report they are unable to complete most of their activities.

Whether you need a wheelchair, or complex rehab chair, we know you deserve to be comfortable and capable.

Because of this, here are some of our best tips to help you get the most comfortable wheelchair possible.  Continue reading “Getting the Most Comfort Out of Your Complex Rehab Chair”

Enjoying the Great Outdoors: Seven Tips for Wheelchair Hiking

Enjoying the Great Outdoors: Seven Tips for Wheelchair Hiking

There’s nothing like the great outdoors! With the right gear and a good plan, even rough terrain can’t impede your path.

21% of people ages 15 and older have disabilities. Of those, 50% are adults 65 and older. Despite these numbers, more and more adults are hitting the trails on a rousing wheelchair hiking adventure.

Rolling your wheelchair through lush sceneries offers a number of mental and physical benefits. In addition to exercising your mind and body, wheelchair hiking also gives you the chance to enjoy the world around you.

Ready to roll out? Here are our seven tips to make your next outdoor wheelchair hike a success! Continue reading “Enjoying the Great Outdoors: Seven Tips for Wheelchair Hiking”

Which Vehicle Wheelchair Lift is Right for Me?

Which Vehicle Wheelchair Lift is Right for Me?

For many people, a wheelchair is their primary means of movement due to a disability that they may have. This means accessibility is vital. Not only within their home but outside as well.

This is where a vehicle wheelchair lift comes into play.

There are several types; some fit inside of the car, and others on the outside. So, in this article, we’ll attempt to shed light on this topic. Continue reading “Which Vehicle Wheelchair Lift is Right for Me?”

Your Guide to Wheelchair Joystick Controls for Your Complex Rehab Chair

Your Guide to Wheelchair Joystick Controls for Your Complex Rehab Chair

When it comes to regaining independence, a wheelchair joystick allows you the maximum freedom of a complex rehab chair. You deserve the ease and comfort that the right joystick can provide to help improve your quality of life.

You might be surprised to know that there are a lot of choices when it comes to joysticks. There are also many other aspects that you need to think about when making a choice.

If you’re not sure where to start, then we’ve taken the guesswork out of your decision. Here is a complete guide to wheelchair joysticks and how they work with your complex rehab chair. Continue reading “Your Guide to Wheelchair Joystick Controls for Your Complex Rehab Chair”

Benefits of Seat Elevation in Complex Rehab Chairs

The Benefits of Seat Elevation in Complex Rehab Chairs

3.6 million people over the age of 15 use a wheelchair. Every single year, there’s an additional 2 million people who start requiring a wheelchair too.

Unfortunately, sitting in a wheelchair all day causes complications and creates limitations. As a result, people who sit in a wheelchair every day require more help from friends and family members.

With seat elevation, even patients in complex rehab chairs can experience newfound independence.

With the benefits of seat elevation, you can increase your independence and simplify life in your new complex rehab chair.

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What You Can Do to Make Your Home Wheelchair Accessible

What You Can Do to Make Your Home Wheelchair Accessible

With over 3 million wheelchair users in the United States, many people know someone who has struggled to gain access to public places. Restaurants, malls and other public areas all over the country present significant difficulties to people bound to a complex rehab chair or other mobility device.

Unfortunately, the situation often does not improve when they return home. Many people struggle to reach the upper floor of their homes. There are also significant problems with obstacles that make navigating around the property inconvenient.

It doesn’t have to be this way, however. There are a number of measures which can make your home wheelchair accessible. If you have recently had a lifechanging injury or want to improve accessibility to your home, consider taking these steps.

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Mobility Scooters and Medicare What Will Be Covered

Mobility Scooters and Medicare: What Will Be Covered?

Do you need help getting around due to illness or injury? Are you worried about paying for a walker, crutches, complex rehab wheelchair, or mobility scooters? You are not alone.

Worldwide, about 650 million people have disabilities. About 10% or 65 million of these people need a wheelchair.

Before making a purchase, it is wise to learn about durable medical equipment and what Medicare covers.

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Eight Ways to Save the Battery in Your Mobility Scooter

Eight Ways to Save the Battery in Your Mobility Scooter

If you physically depend on your mobility scooter to get around, you know how important its battery life is. You can’t go anywhere without it!

Worst case scenario would be for it to die in the middle of the crosswalk, at the store, or waiting in line. That’s every scooter rider’s nightmare.

If your mobility scooter battery isn’t lasting as long as you think it should, here’s an eight-point guide on how to extend its life.

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Choose the Right Wheelchair Ramp

Choose the Right Wheelchair Ramp: Your Complete Buying Guide

If you or a loved one has recently started using a wheelchair for easier mobility, one of the first things you probably discovered was the importance of a reliable and sturdy wheelchair ramp.

A ramp is vital not only for gaining entry into your home, but also the home of other family or even friends. They are also used within the home at certain door thresholds.

There are several types of wheelchair ramps and a variety of specifications depending on the need. The right choice can save you money while providing safe passage.

Let’s break down the information you need to know in making the best decision.

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Five Ways of Getting a Good Workout in Your Wheelchair

Five Ways of Getting a Good Workout in Your Wheelchair

Everyone benefits from exercise.

For example, 75 minutes of moderate exercise per week has been shown to increase life expectancy by almost 2 years!

It doesn’t matter who you are. The same positive effects of exercise are seen regardless of age, sex, weight, or health conditions. Clearly, exercising regularly is essential to staying healthy.

Of course, the same applies for wheelchair users as well. However, you don’t need full mobility to enjoy the benefits of exercise. Staying as active as possible in a wheelchair promotes independence, physical strength, and emotional health, among others.

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