Types of wheelchair

July 12, 2017 9:17 am
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Your wheelchair can be as individual as you are. It can be made to fit your size, adjust to your lifestyle and can even be reclining if you need a bit more support for your torso.

Karma Mobility have more than 30 years’ worth of experience developing wheelchairs to suit the diverse needs of users. From our launch in 1987, we have been innovative, affordable and passionate about helping people to lead full lives regardless of their mobility issues.

Lightweight wheelchairs

Lightweight wheelchairs champion portability and ease of use. They are designed to be either self-propelled or used with the assistance of a carer.

Getting around is simpler when you can easily move your mobility aid around by yourself. Lightweight wheelchairs give you that option. Some are light enough to be lifted into a vehicle without assistance. This adds another dimension to your options for getting around. Many lightweight wheelchairs are collapsible for ease of storage.

Sports chair

Being in a wheelchair does not mean the end of having an active lifestyle. There are certain features you can look for if you want to focus on maintaining your health and fitness, such as ergonomic seating or an ultra-lightweight frame. Ask at your local leisure centre for advice on exercises and sports that are wheelchair user-friendly.

Powerchairs

Powerchairs are battery powered to assist with movement. They are usually controlled using a joystick although there are adaptations available to those without the use of their hands or arms. A powerchair is bigger and heavier than a lightweight wheelchair. It requires some storage space and a way to recharge on a daily basis. However, they are designed to take you a long way without putting a strain on your body. They are also useful for varied, uneven terrain.

How to choose a chair for you

Talk to your local stockist of Karma Mobility products. They will be able to give you experienced advice and you can try the equipment for yourself.

It’s important that you make the right choice. Moving past the challenges of mobility issues is all about taking control, making powerful decisions and taking advantage of all the resources the world has to offer. The team at Karma Mobility are also available to answer your questions about our range.

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This post was written by Mark Duffield

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