Anyone with a disability that limits mobility can face a difficult time, so the medical industry provides mobility equipment such as walkers, rollators, and wheelchairs. The first choice is usually a wheelchair, walker or a scooter and then more specific choices can be made for better mobility. Some of the most preferred mobility equipment are covered below:

Mobility Equipments

Rollators
Rolling walkers, also called rollators, are devices such as carts with wheels that help a disabled gain support and balance while walking. They can be customized by height and seat adjustment. A traditional walker is lightweight and made with a metal frame.

Electric & Motorized Wheelchairs
Since many public places now provide ramps electric and motorized wheelchairs are becoming an easy way to get around. Electric or motorized wheelchairs are far better than regular ones, especially for those disabled who live or travel alone.
Parks, beaches, campgrounds and cruises usually provide accommodations for people with wheelchairs. Ramps in doorways and showers and portable wheelchair ramps with handrails can also be used for easier mobility.

Mobility Vehicles
Certain vans are designed to carry wheelchairs. Some of the models include the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan. These vehicles are designed to be flexible, reliable and offer interior space necessary for a disabled individual. One can even get their bike or car customized to suit their specific needs.

Accessories
There are also many accessories to consider to help increase mobility. A steering aid is helpful, which can either be an attachment to the steering wheel or in the form of a foot control. Transfer boards can be used to help patients transfer from a bed to a wheelchair. A bath lift is a seat that attaches to a bathtub that can help someone get into the tub.

About Lisa Chavos

Lisa Chavos has worked at Newport Center Orthopedic in various capacities over the past 21 years and most recently stepped into the position of Vice President after the passing of NCO founder Stella Chavos. She continues to advance Stella’s passion of being a trusted resource for people wanting to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life. Still in its original location across from Fashion Island, the family-owned business is known for providing exceptional comfort products and superior customer care since 1967. Google +

One thought on “Mobility Equipment: A Blessing for the Disabled

  1. Charles Kemp

    For the disabled, I think these are all great equipment to have. I have heard that they are trying to make mobility for handicapped a lot easier. With the mobility chairs, you can almost go anywhere.

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