Getting used to your new wheelchair

April 19, 2019 12:13 pm
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Some people find it difficult to get used to a new wheelchair, while others are naturals. Getting used to a new wheelchair depends on many factors, including your prior experience and the number of years you have been using a wheelchair as well as the type of wheelchair you are using.

Karma Mobility lightweight wheelchairs are easy to manoeuvre and offer unparalleled independence. At first, you may find it a bit difficult to feel comfortable in your new lightweight wheelchair, but you will soon learn everything you need to know in order to move around freely and without problems.

Read the instructions carefully

Karma Mobility lightweight wheelchairs come with very detailed instructions and it’s advised to read them carefully. You should also inspect all the features of the wheelchair and try them to ensure that they work properly. If you have any questions, you can always get in touch with us. Reading the manual carefully will allow you to use your wheelchair effectively. By reading the instructions, you will also know how to fold and store your wheelchair without risking damage.

Practice makes perfect

Using your wheelchair as you normally would is really important during the first few weeks, because you will soon get used to it. Try different combinations of the accessories that come with your wheelchair to customise it for different occasions and if you are not sure about something, visit our website or give us a call and we will happily provide more information.

Take some necessary precautions

If you are about to use a new wheelchair for the first time, it’s ideal to have someone with you as it is likely that you will need some help. Before sitting, make sure that the brakes are on so that the wheelchair remains still while you transfer to it. It’s also important to move the footplates on the side so that you can get into the chair without problems. While moving around, choose an easy path and avoid glass or large obstacles to prevent injuries.

Get in touch

Want to learn more about Karma Mobility lightweight wheelchairs? You are welcome to visit our website or call us today.

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This post was written by Todd Rich

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