A wheelchair that has been adapted to your body can provide many benefits. The right wheelchair can provide quality of life, more autonomy and more self-direction. You can live more independently. A good wheelchair can also ensure faster recovery and better preservation of your bodily functions.
In addition, with a correctly fitted wheelchair you can take better care of yourself. The right wheelchair reduces your need of help because you are more mobile. It even makes it easier to work and, because you can remain seated in your wheelchair for longer periods, it increases your performance at work.
Consequences of the wrong wheelchair
The wrong wheelchair can enhance the condition and worsen your physical situation. The damage that you incur through a wheelchair in the first ten years is often greater than the damage through, for example, an accident itself. A poor sitting posture is costly and results in a lot of inconvenience. The right aid can maintain or even improve your health.
Remember that a wheelchair is not something you just go out and buy. Do not automatically go for the cheapest wheelchair because, if it is not perfectly adapted to your body, it could cause many problems in the long term. It is worth paying that little bit more for a wheelchair to avoid physical discomfort.
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