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Health & Assessment

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!

 

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I think about this a lot and, as a guy with disability and a wheelchair user, I always find that disability has very little to do with my weak muscles, but a lot to do with the world we’ve built ourselves, the society which sometimes seems almost too bent on excluding people like me, like […]

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wheelchair wheels

3 Tips for Choosing Better Wheelchair Wheels

When configuring your wheelchair, one of the easiest things to overlook is the importance of the kind of wheels you’ll need. The choice you make will mostly depend on where you primarily use your wheelchair, be it indoor or outdoor, plus the terrain and the activity involved. And making the right choice can be crucial. […]

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standing hoist

“How to use a stand assist lifter safely “

A stand assist lifter helps alleviate the physical stress on caregivers during transfers thanks to ergonomically correct features such as a well-designed push bar for improved maneuvering, while also easing and allowing for improved comfort during transfers for the patient. These stand assist lifters are designed for people who have some weight bearing abilities but […]

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