Where Can I Donate an Electric Wheelchair?

In recent years, selling and donating items we no longer use to consignment shops and charitable organizations has become popular. What happens when you have a used electric wheelchair that you no longer need, and you want to pay it forward? Whether you’re using a newer motorized wheelchair or the person who used the olderContinue reading “Where Can I Donate an Electric Wheelchair?”

What is the Width of a Wheelchair?

When choosing the right wheelchair for your mobility needs, it’s important to choose a model that is the correct size for both your safety and comfort. Information like its specifications, such as width, height and weight are all necessary to consider, whether it comes to navigating through your home or transporting it in a vehicle.Continue reading “What is the Width of a Wheelchair?”

Life in a Wheelchair During COVID-19

Six weeks after shutting down the state of Georgia, we are officially work-at-home, distance learning, remote student teachers and expert indoor activity enthusiasts. We’ve ordered all things online – from groceries to furniture and everything in between. After the children are safely in bed, we wear masks to pick up our mail (with gloves on)Continue reading “Life in a Wheelchair During COVID-19”

How Much is a Wheelchair?

Having the ability to go where you want to, when you want to, and how you want to, is priceless. However, priceless isn’t always the most practical approach for most individuals. One of the biggest questions people often have is exactly how much a power wheelchair costs. The long and short answer is that thereContinue reading “How Much is a Wheelchair?”

A Beginner’s Guide to Wheelchair Motocross

In wheelchair motocross, also known as WCMX, athletes use a wheelchair to perform tricks and stunts on skate park ramps that are adapted from skateboarding and BMX. This adrenaline-pumping sport is perfect for people who love adventure and are athletic. Each trick requires a lot of strength and stamina. The sport has picked up inContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Wheelchair Motocross”

How Do I Find a Wheelchair Store Near Me?

Interested in purchasing a Jazzy® Power Chair? Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! Pride Mobility® is dedicated to helping those with mobility needs experience the highest quality of life. As the premier manufacturer of Jazzy Power Chairs, we have many authorized dealers around the country and the world that sell our productsContinue reading “How Do I Find a Wheelchair Store Near Me?”

MLK Day and Disability Rights

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ADA (Americans’ with Disabilities Act), I look forward to building upon disability experiences alongside those who made a significant impact on the freedoms we exercise today. Many don’t relate disability rights with how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s promotion of civil rights issues gained national attention towardsContinue reading “MLK Day and Disability Rights”

What is a Bariatric Wheelchair?

The word “Bariatrics” refers to a couple of different topics in the medical field, including both in treatment and products. This terminology addresses obesity, which refers to anyone with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Medical equipment with appropriate weight capacities may be referred to as bariatric or heavy duty. Some wheelchairContinue reading “What is a Bariatric Wheelchair?”

Guide to Wheelchair Fencing for Beginners

Fencing has been adapted for wheelchair users and is a popular Paralympic sport. It has been a part of the Paralympic Games since the very first Games in 1960. It is governed by the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS), a federation of the International Paralympic Committee. It is a fast-paced sport that requiresContinue reading “Guide to Wheelchair Fencing for Beginners”

A Beginner’s Guide to Wheelchair Racing

Wheelchair racing, not to be confused with electric wheelchair racing or power wheelchair racing, is racing using a racing wheelchair controlled by your hands. Racing wheelchairs are not the same as traditional manual wheelchairs. They are designed with two wheels in the back and one wheel in the front to optimize speed. Due to theContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Wheelchair Racing”