Making your wheelchair your own

December 15, 2017 5:24 am
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Now that you’ve got a new wheelchair from Karma Mobility and have been using it for a little while, you are probably thinking of ways to make it even more convenient. Accessorising lightweight wheelchairs can add dramatically to their comfort and convenience. That is why at Karma Mobility, the UK’s leading wheelchair sale specialist, we offer a wide range of items to go with your wheelchair and can provide you with expert advice to help you decide exactly what you need.

It’s a good to make a wish list of accessories, and then work out which ones are more of a priority so that you can buy them first. We suggest that putting comfort at the top of your list is a good idea. You might also want to think about storage when it comes to convenience.

Added comfort

Before you go splurging on accessories, it’s a good idea to have an idea of the amount of time you might be spending in your chair and think about how comfortable you want to be. Knowing whether you will be in it a lot or just for the odd quick trip will make a difference to how much money you want to invest in making it comfortable.

You’ll be glad to know that basic lightweight wheelchairs  have accessories available to increase your comfort. If you need your legs to be raised,  elevating legrests are available for some models. We also have head and back support accessories.

Along with this, powerchairs from Karma Mobility can be kitted out with a variety of different accessories, helping to stabilise the body for maximum driving efficiency. Today’s powerchairs  are fully programmable making easier to wiggle around in small spaces without having to worry so much about knocking things over, or having accidents.

If you’re not sure what you need, a chat with your GP or healthcare worker might help you get clarity. They will probably know what most users of lightweight wheelchairs need.

Storing things on your wheelchair

If you are using your wheelchair manually, you will almost definitely some way to transport your possessions without having to have everything piled in your lap. A good trick is to buy a back bag or net that goes on the back of the chair behind you. It’s easily get-at-able for shopping and moving things around the house.

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This post was written by Mark Duffield

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