Worried about needing a wheelchair? The benefits of a lightweight wheelchair from Karma Mobility

When you need to use a wheelchair for whatever the reason, you may think for your long term health, it is best to invest in a heavy, electric wheelchair, to help you cope and maintain independence in day to day life.

If you have very limited mobility options, then an electric wheelchair may be the best choice for you. However, if you suffer from a condition that can flare up at any time, like multiple sclerosis or arthritis, then an electric chair, while tempting, may not be the best option to help you manage.

At Karma Mobility, we know how tempting it can be to invest in an electric chair to aid mobility, but we also know a fair bit about the benefits of purchasing one of our lightweight wheelchairs, nationwide or online. While simpler (and cheaper) than an electric chair, there are many health advantages of the lighter chair, which can help you regain control of your life.

What are the benefits of purchasing one of our lightweight wheelchairs nationwide or online? Read on to find out!

Builds strength

When someone is diagnosed with a condition that impacts their mobility, either through discomfort or stiffness, staying stationary can cause muscle wastage.

A manual wheelchair promotes movement in the upper body, which allows muscles to strengthen while aiding flexibility in the joints; very useful for inflammatory conditions like arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.

Improves confidence

It can be hard to turn down social events that you would have once attended and can cause those with mobility issues to feel alone and vulnerable.

If you want to regain that confidence, choose one of our lightweight wheelchairs nationwide or online and get yourself back out there!

The light frame makes them easy to move around and their collapsibility means you can take them on buses, put them in car boots, whatever you want! You will be out having fun in no time at all!

No strain

Many people with movement issues initially consider purchasing an electrical or automatic option as they worry about having to manoeuvre the weight of a chair by themselves and, if they suffer from painful conditions, there are usually concerns about additional discomfort or strain on already inflamed and painful joints and muscles.

At Karma Mobility, we advise talking to your doctor to check for suitability, but one of our lighter chairs should not aggravate any underlying conditions. As previously mentioned, the frame of the chair is aluminium and will not put additional pressure on your arms or shoulders when used, meaning a more comfortable experience.

Promotes independence

Want to get back to hanging out that washing or vacuuming the floor?

Lightweight chairs are extremely versatile and can be used to assist you in the completion of housework, garden chores or even redecorating the house.

If you feel you need a bit of assistance in the workplace, a wheelchair is a great addition to help you and will keep you being independent and functioning for as long as possible.