When you think of a wheelchair, typically you think of a manual push chair that is comprised of two drive wheels and two smaller wheels known as casters. However, there are many additional options when it comes to increasing your mobility. One great option may be a motorized wheelchair. Here are some of the options and benefits that you may not have been aware of.
Everyone gets tired throughout the day and needs a little break. Unfortunately, when you are out shopping or traveling, that may be difficult to do. Individuals who have multiple sclerosis, post-polio, or have suffered from a stroke may greatly benefit from using a power wheelchair. Using a mobility device allows you to conserve your muscle energy for more important activities
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Using a power wheelchair allows you to increase your travel time and distance! Having limited mobility does not mean limited experiences when it comes to traveling. There are many portable options like the Jazzy® Passport which allows you to travel with peace of mind. This chair comes with a lightweight airline-approved battery so you can bring your powerchair[KF1] wherever you go. To ensure that your trip goes smoothly, be sure to verify with your airline and obtain any material documents you may need before your trip.
Much like when you are shopping for a vehicle, your convenience options matter. Many motorized wheelchairs come with convenience-centric accessories like: cup holders, storage compartments and personal device USB chargers. Safety is another important factor. Often times, you can order a flag to ensure you are seen on busy streets. You can review a few of these options here.