What are lightweight wheelchairs good for?
Lots of different types of mobility aids are available from Karma Mobility. This means that you can choose the one that best suits the circumstances in your life. Knowing which of our lightweight wheelchairs will work for you is a matter of personal preference, looking at technical specifications and professional advice.
Karma Mobility offers lightweight wheelchairs alongside powerchairs and accessories. Here, we focus on the benefits and challenges of lightweight wheelchairs. Your local stockist will be able to show you the other equipment that we offer as well. Visiting a showroom means you can test your wheelchair before you buy. If you want to make an enquiry about any of our products, please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.
Lightweight wheelchairs can be used indoors and outdoors. However, they may struggle with certain types of terrain, depending on the model. You can choose something more heavy-duty if you think you will be going off road or away from smoother surfaces but, eventually, you will find that there are limitations on where a lightweight wheelchair can go. That being said, they are ideally suited to indoor environments as they are compact and manoeuvrable.
A powerchair might require you to have a spare room or outdoor space where you can store it. A lightweight wheelchair is generally compact and, sometimes you can fold them down and store them in quite small spaces. This is ideal if you do not need to use your wheelchair all of the time and would rather have it out of the way while it is not in use.
Many lightweight wheelchairs fit into normal cars especially if you get a fold-away model. If you are hoping to travel frequently, including if you intend to use public transport, let your local dealer know. They can make recommendations based on ease of transportation.
Even with heavier wheelchairs, you can still consider transportation using a wheelchair lift or some other adaptation to your vehicle. With a little innovation, many different experiences are still accessible even if you need to use a mobility aid. At Karma Mobility, we look forward to helping you lead a full life using our products.
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This post was written by Mark Duffield