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If you are a wheelchair user, there are a lot of things to consider regarding your health.

Not only has your physical health changed, but likely your mental health has, as well. You may wonder, “How do I choose the wheelchair that is best for me?” You may also be concerned about things like, “How do I prevent pressure ulcers?” Or you may wonder, “Which cushions and backrests give me the best support?”

Read these articles for great information on staying healthy in a wheelchair with topics like:

  • Staying active, exercising, and reducing stress
  • Avoiding complications such as back problems and pressure ulcers
  • Making sure your wheelchair fit is optimal
  • Knowing what questions to ask at your doctor’s appointments

You will find out tips like:

  • One of the best ways to choose a wheelchair is to to try it “in motion.”
  • Wheelchair rain covers can help keep both you and your chair protected from the rain.
  • You can get wheelchair backs that are tension adjustable, to help maintain the right amount of support.
  • There are five areas to consider when choosing a wheelchair tyre: Measurements, Type, Maintenance, Task, Environment.

¡Happy reading!

 

posture support

Top 5 tips for wheelchair posture support

Having good posture when sitting in a wheelchair is extremely important.   It reduces undue stress on your body, maintains your comfort, improves the maneuverability of the wheelchair, and reduces injury or pressure risks. Correct posture requires that each part of your body is in the right position in relation to the next, from your […]

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SCI-induced infirmity: 5 tips to improving your Lung Health

The spinal cord is one of the most vital organs in your body. Together with the brain, they make up the Central Nervous System – one of the two nervous systems responsible for transmitting messages between the body and the brain. Consequently, a spinal cord injury (SCI) could affect any organ or part of your […]

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lumbar spondylosis

Managing wheelchair dependency with a lumbar spondylosis

For regular wheelchair users your chair enables freedom and function that may not otherwise be possible. However, prolonged sitting, the biomechanical stress of functioning from a seated position and insufficient postural support can cause or exacerbate chronic back problems, such as lumbar spondylosis.   Using a wheelchair with any form of lumbar spondylosis therefore requires […]

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wheelchair size

Understanding wheelchair sizes and how to ensure it’s right for you

Whether choosing fixed or customizable wheelchair sizes the fit of your wheelchair affects both comfort and propulsion biomechanics, so getting it right is very important, particularly as many of the core measurements are set once ordered.   Unfortunately, while measurement guidelines help to understand the basic principles, there is no reliable formula and pre-prescribed rules […]

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