For those among us who are differently abled and have certain issues with their mobility, wheelchairs have long been one of the most popular aids and accessories that can help to bring a better quality of life for the user. Here at Balance Mobility, we have seen first-hand the kinds of positive changes that a wheelchair can make to a person’s life, and we don’t think that anybody should be hesitant about admitting they might need some extra assistance to get around on a daily basis. With that in mind, here are some of the different ways that manual wheelchairs can help to increase a person’s independence. There really is nothing more satisfying than being able to take control of your own activities.
With a wheelchair, you have much more freedom to get out and go to the places that you want to go to, without feeling like you are going to be a burden on someone else. The very definition of manual is doing it by your own hand, and if you have the mobility in your arms to do so, there really is no better feeling than the freedom of being able to transport yourself and make your own travel decisions.
In many cases, a traditional manual style wheelchair will prove to be the one of the most affordable options that you have in terms of mobility aids. Compared to more heavy duty machines like electric wheelchairs and scooters, a manual wheelchair will give you the mobility that you need whilst still leaving some all-important funds in your wallet.
If you need to consider the size of your mobility aid for things like storage and car boots, then a manual wheelchair is often the best option because of the versatility of it. The majority of wheelchairs can be dismantled and folded down to different sizes so that you can easily place them in smaller spots when needed. Without a motor, manual wheelchairs are much more convenient in that respect than electric wheelchairs.
If you would like to know more about wheelchairs, either for yourself or for a loved one, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Feel free to contact any of our trained and experienced team members here at Balance Mobility and they will be more than happy to answer all and any questions that you might have. We very much look forward to being able to provide help in any way that we can!