Making friends with your powerchair

March 23, 2018 5:19 am
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When you need a mobility aid, it’s worth considering how you can develop a positive psychological relationship with it. This means integrating it into your life and allowing it to reflect your personal style and needs. Whether you are using it temporarily or permanently, part-time or full-time, your mobility aid from Karma Mobility is designed to make life easier for you.

Power chairs are the kind of aid that you use if you can’t or don’t want to self-propel or you want a chair that can help you go longer distances over more varied terrain.

Decorate

It would be a dull world if we were all the same and you can customise your mobility aid to make it your own. Some powerchairs come in a variety of colours. You can also add stickers, blankets, a bell or horn and many other refinements to spruce it up.

Accessorise

Everyone’s need are different and adding accessories can help to ensure that your powerchair meets yours. Accessories can look good as well as offering practical assistance. These are the types of accessory that you can get for powerchairs:

  • Back bag – for transporting all the bits and pieces that you need including items to help you tackle changes in the weather;
  • Cup holder and lidded cup – transporting liquids isn’t always easy when using a powerchair. Adding a couple of extra items like these can make it possible;
  • Seatbelts and straps – feeling secure is important when you are using your powerchair. There can be an added feeling of vulnerability in the word if you have a mobility issues – especially at first. You can help mitigate this with a few well place straps such as a seatbelt or foot strap;
  • A tray – you may not want to leave your powerchair for everything you want to do. A tray can make it easier to stay put for eating or writing.

Make yourself comfortable

You may be spending a lot of time in your powerchair from Karma Mobility. That’s why we offer a number of cushions and supports to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Your needs may change as you adapt to your powerchair. Keep adding whatever you need until you feel completely supported.

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This post was written by Mark Duffield

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