With such a wide selection of power wheelchairs available with different options and features, some people may say to themselves, what are the advantages of power wheelchairs?
In the following, we will write about the advantages of power wheelchairs:
1- Easy transporting; One of the important advantages of power wheelchairs is easy transporting. Using a power chair will help users that have a hard time standing up or walking for long periods of time to find an easier way of transporting themselves.
2- Easy to maneuver; compared to a self-propelled wheelchair, most power wheelchairs offer users better maneuverability. Users can easily navigate through small areas, such as indoors, narrow paths or around obstacles.
3- Better performance on inclines; manual wheelchairs become increasingly difficult to use when encountering a hill or incline. Not only do they require substantial upper body strength to climb, but inclines also present the risk of the chair rolling backwards. Power wheelchairs are made to overcome these issues and problems.
4- Height adjustable; one of the obvious restrictions of manual wheelchairs is that you are always at the same height, unless you have an adjustable frame. Whether you want to reach a higher shelf in some places, or need to sit lower,, most of the power wheelchairs help users to change their height with the help of a simple button.
5- Best choice for children; children with physical issues often have reduced upper body strength and need a pediatric wheelchair to to accommodate their smaller size. Using a standard manual wheelchair can be difficult for them for these reasons. Powered wheelchairs help children to easily move about, without added strain on their body.
6- Feeling comfortable and supported; feeling supported in a wheel chair is extremely important for people who have physical issues. Less movement is required to control power chairs, which means there is better comfort and support for your arms, legs, body and head. Being supported not only ensures you are safe, but also provides better comfort.
If you’re not completely convinced, even after reading about some of the advantages of power wheelchairs, you may want to try one out for yourself. We are sure once you do, that you will love it and want to consider a purchase. Also, we have rental services which give you a chance to try our power equipment before you make a purchase.
If you want to know more about the models of power wheelchairs available, you can visit our online store.
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