Purchasing a power wheelchair for you or someone else can be intimidating if you do not know what best suits your needs. As power wheelchairs are expensive, I wanted to write a post that would help you make the right choice when purchasing a power wheelchair. There are many variables you need to take into consideration such as your home environment, personal measurements, transportation and the terrain you will be using your battery powered wheelchair on. Regardless of where you find a power wheelchair for sale, by following this guide, you’ll end up selecting the best power wheelchair for your needs.
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The fashion industry no more operates on a singular vision of beauty. No matter, if you are not extremely thin, tall and fair, you are still beautiful. But, what is the beauty barrier hidden by its very obviousness—ableism. Not anymore, the fashion industry is becoming more diverse in terms of size and race including people with disabilities.
Traveling to a new place is truly exciting. But it also comes with its share of troubles. You can’t have a happy trip if you don’t sweat it out! For a person with a disability, traveling to a new place can be even more harrowing. You can never be too sure if the new place will have all that’s needed to feel comfortable. But if you do things the right way, you’re sure to have all the fun you dream of. Here are a few traveling tips that will help people with a disability make the most of their vacation.
In our world of competitive sports, it is so easy to love the big names LeBron, Serena, Jeter, Peyton, Messi, and Crosby. They bring so much joy, sadness, wonder and triumph into our lives. In the ever increasing world of wheelchair sports there are some big names that the spotlight shines on as well.
Disabilities caused by an injury or sudden illness such as a stroke, an accident, or complications from surgery can be extremely difficult to endure. For example, pineal tumors are located deep within the brain and can cause a host of serious issues, including visual impairments, memory problems, and seizures. If the tumor grows large enough, it can even be life-threatening.
You can find just about any information you could ever need on the Internet these days. From the technical to the obscure, there are numerous websites for any topic you can think of. This is why it makes good sense to use the Internet for researching the options, styles, and features that you’ll find when looking for new accessible vans.
We’ve all gotten that standard form letter that contains the dreaded line, “your physician will be leaving.” In my case, the recent letter announced that my physiatrist, Dr. A. would be leaving the region marking the end of a seven-year relationship. The unexpected news caused me to stop and reflect on Dr. A’s role in the development of my walking program. What established the positive working alliance between us? When I originally embarked on my journey to walk device- free, I did not know what a Physiatrist was or what a critical role this specialty would play in my progression.
As we finalize plans to attend the Medical Fitness Association Conference (MFA) in Orlando Florida and present Strength Conditioning for Individuals with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities”, I remember the first discussions our trainers and friends had about designing a piece of fitness equipment to make specific strength and cardio exercises easier to perform for clients with disabilities.
It wasn’t until Right Fit trainers, Joe, Eric and Brittni returned from teaching a two-hour fitness clinic for 120 Girl Scouts (ages 7 to 12) that I began to think about the article printed in the July/August issue of Strategies: “Should we care that Johnny can’t catch and Susie can’t skip?” What should we do about it?