Finding the powerchair that is right for you
Powerchairs give extra independence if you have limited upper body strength and mobility. You no longer need to have someone there to help you get from A to B, or to use up your energy propelling yourself in your manual wheelchair.
At Karma Mobility, the UK’s leading wheelchair sale specialist, we have a wide range of powerchairs to suit all needs, as well a good range of accessories that people use to adapt their chairs to suit their own particular body shape and needs.
The best way to find out which of our powerchairs is right for you is to come along to one of our stockists and try them out. We have outlets throughout the UK, so there is bound to be one fairly near you.
It’s a pretty good idea to come armed with useful information that can aid in your decisions. Here are some ideas of things you might want to take into consideration when choosing your powerchair:
What do you want to use it for?
People use powerchairs to help them do all sorts of things:
- Collecting the kids from school
- Vising the pub
- Attending adult education or university classes
- Watching the kids play sport
- Going into the countryside with friends and family.
What sort of terrain do you need to cover?
Are you going to be sticking to pavements and car parks with hard surfaces, or will there be times when you’d like to get more adventurous in the ground surface you want to travel over? For example, you might want to watch the kids play in a match at the local playing fields. What about indoors?
How long are you likely to be in your powerchair for?
Powerchairs come with large batteries for extra distance coverage, so getting out and about should not be a problem, but you also need to think about comfort. Ideally, you want your powerchair to be as comfortable as your favourite armchair, so that you can spend as much time in it as you want. Karma Mobility can help make your powerchair suit you, with the use of various accessories.
Categorised in: Powerchairs
This post was written by Mark Duffield