Wheelchairs have become a way of mobilization that millions of people depend on. In today’s market, there are a variety of types that focus on different functionalities and have advantages as well as disadvantages. When choosing a wheelchair, it is important to consider the type of terrain and obstructions it will need to be able to manoeuvre as well as the comfort, size and ease of transport of the chair.
Manual wheelchairs contain no motorized components which serve to make them lighter for transport purposes, easier to manoeuvre (with fewer accessibility issues) and more reliable in terms of their specific operations.
Accordingly, they are also less expensive than their motorised counterparts, with the added benefit of providing a means for exercise on a daily basis. Other complications such as sore wrists, shoulders and elbows can arise after long-term use from self-propelling.
Scooters do not resemble wheelchairs, which in itself is an advantage for some. They come equipped with swivel seats which can make transfers to and from the scooter substantially easier. Scooters have a wide mobility range and an increased endurance without the need for amplified exertion. The downside to scooters is that they require charging and are less flexible when it comes to modifications for physical comfort.
Power wheelchairs offer a greater opportunity for those who struggle with mobility to readjust their seating positions, leading to a more comfortable experience and pressure relief from being seated for long periods. They have the ability to recline as well, which further sets them apart from other wheelchairs. They are a wonderful solution for those with limited mobility, but they can be difficult to transport and costlier.
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