For those facing mobility issues, the thought of consigning themselves to a lightweight wheelchair is met by apprehension or absolute refusal, because they are afraid of how this might impact their independence.
But for many wheelchair users, quite the opposite is experienced. Rather than limiting your movements and isolating yourself from others at home, a chair grants you the freedom to perform your daily tasks, socialising with friends and doing what you love without being restricted by your body.
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Make arrangements to go out and enjoy the sunshine by yourself
Up until now, you might have avoided going outside, especially without company present, because you feel the worst could happen at any time.
On the flip side, you might be a prideful person and hate the idea of asking for help or inconveniencing others.
Take short journeys by yourself knowing that your chair will keep you out of harm’s way. If you plan to travel on public transport, you will not have to worry about the inconvenience of having to get in and out of your chair because busses and other modes of transportation have areas dedicated to wheelchair users.
Enjoy the hobbies you used to
Has your limited range of motion resulted in you giving up the hobbies that you were once passionate about?
A lightweight wheelchair might appeal to people who were previously active and do not want to give up their adventuring, despite the issues they now face.
Unlike other models, which are often big, bulky and difficult to manoeuvre, lightweight wheelchairs are less weighty than their counterparts, and fitted with bigger wheels, are easier to navigate and mount pavements and similar obstacles. This means more time spent in the outdoors, and less time cooped up indoors.
Go on and explore the world?
Do not let the thought of travelling with a mobility aid deter you from seeing the wonders of the world. Other lightweight wheelchair users have done it, and so can you!
While it may require extra planning, travelling with a wheelchair is possible. Airports are wheelchair accessible and do have policies in place that ensure you board your time timeously without complications, with the required assistance from their staff.
Lightweight wheelchairs are easily stowed away when not in use
Older models tend to take up a lot of space, which might make a small apartment feel even more cramped.
Lightweight models are foldable and can fit into smaller spaces when you are not using it, and can also be easily reassembled when it is needed.
A reliable companion for life
One of the reasons people dislike moving from a walking stick to a chair is that they believe they do not have full control over a chair when it comes to navigating around on uneven terrain.
While we do not recommend that these chairs be used on the road, they can be manoeuvred over grass and pavements without facing difficulties.
Resorting to a wheelchair does not mean relinquishing your freedom, but instead provides you with a life with more possibilities and joy.