Superior Mobility is an option for everyone. Just because you are in a wheelchair doesn’t mean you can’t have an active lifestyle. At one time, being confined to a wheelchair meant you looked at life through a window. Fortunately, that is no longer the case.
You can be active with the help of the many products available for increasing your mobility.
Wheelchairs give many people a sense of greater control over their movements. People, who have been using wheelchairs for a long time, can easily maneuver manual chairs up and down ramps, through doorways and backwards when necessary. Wheelchair technology has dramatically improved. They now come with wheel locks, removable armrests and lightweight frames for easier mobility.
There are a variety of manual wheelchairs available that assist you in leading an active lifestyle. Whether you participate in recreational sports or enjoy the great outdoors, there is a wheelchair for you.
Motorized wheelchairs and scooters offer mobility for individuals who don’t have the upper body strength or stamina required to propel themselves in a manual chair. They are also useful if you are traveling and will be doing a lot of sightseeing, or otherwise covering a large amount of ground, like visiting an amusement park. Many amusement parks offer motorized wheelchair rentals. You can also rent them from companies like scootaround.com.
Wheelchairs can help you get more places than ever before, but not every place you go will be wheelchair accessible. If you find yourself somewhere where the chair cannot go, having a portable transport sling with you, like the Tuk-‘N-Kari™, can be a lifesaver. Such a device will help you access picnic grounds, RVs, boats, amusement rides, beaches and more.
As a disabled traveler, you might run into obstacles, but that shouldn’t stop you from going. With a little pre-planning and know-how, you can have the vacation of your dreams. Whether you are headed on a road trip, cruise, or flight across the globe, there are some things you can do to ensure you have a safe and joyful vacation. For example, there are travel agents who specialize in handicapped travel and have great tips for an accessible itinerary, as well as hotels and van rentals. If you’d rather plan your trip on your own, it can be done utilizing the internet and diligently calling all attractions and hotels to double-check accessibility.
Superior mobility is the name of the game for wheelchair users. No one wants to feel as if they are limited in what they can accomplish due to their disability. Wheelchair recreation and fun are possible.