Adapted sports for wheelchair athletes

Adapted Sports for Wheelchair Athletes

In a world focused on sports and recreational activities, using a wheelchair for mobility assistance can feel like being stuck in a cage. It’s more difficult to get out and about and do the things you love.

How can you enjoy your usual physical activities and enjoy life while using a wheelchair?

Even if it feels confining, there are plenty of adapted sports that have been created with wheelchair users in mind. Here are just a few examples of activities that you can do while in a wheelchair.

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How to know its time for a mobility scooter

How to Know it’s Time for a Mobility Scooter

Are you dealing with the repercussions of a long-term injury? Do you have a loved one that’s starting to dread walking any distance? If so, then it might be time for you or them to invest in an electric mobility scooter.

Doing so can help you take back control of your life. It can make it easier to do things like go to the grocery store, stroll around the park, or anything else that you like to take part in.

Here, we will discuss several signs that it might be time for a folding mobility scooter, or something equal to it.

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Packing made easy for those with a mobility device

Packing Made Easy for Those with a Mobility Device

A few tips can make traveling with a mobility device, such as a wheelchair or scooter, go smoothly.

If you use a mobility device, and you’re considering wheelchair travel, you’re not alone. More than 25 million Americans who use mobility devices travel, according to the Bureau of transportation statistics. What’s more, over 15 percent of those individuals use a manual or motorized wheelchair.

However, packing for travel can prove tricky for anyone. When traveling, for example, it’s impossible to predict the weather.

If you use a mobility device, preparing for all potential circumstances becomes even more important. You’ll likely need extra space for your wheelchair accessories, medication, and mobility equipment.

Check out these packing tips for easy wheelchair travel.

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Why a smartphone can make life easier for wheelchair users

Why a Smartphone Can Make Life Easier for Wheelchair Users

Whether you’re just entering into the transition, or you’ve been using a wheelchair for a while, there are lots of tools and tricks that can make your life easier. One such tool that might seem a little surprising is a smartphone.

Smartphone use isn’t only for connecting with each other and playing games. If you use a wheelchair, a smartphone can help you find accessible spots, get into a hotel room, keep your hands free, and even get help when you’ve taken a spill. The future is here, and you’ll find that the current world of smartphone technology has more features geared toward accessibility than ever before.

We’ll guide you through some of the top reasons you might want to use a smartphone to improve your everyday routine.

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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”