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Welcome to UK Wheelchairs - the home of value and quality

Available Mobility Products

Many people have a need for mobility devices because of a birth condition, some unfortunate accident or disease, or simply because of old age. Although some might need them temporarily, others require mobility products permanently. No matter how long they are required to use them, it cannot be denied that these products enhance the quality of the lives of its users.

The most common types of mobility product are wheelchairs. These come in two main categories; manual wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs. The manual type can be controlled by users through an outer rim attached to the wheel while the electric wheelchair can be controlled using a joystick or some buttons. This is made possible by its motorised technology allowing it to be powered by rechargeable batteries or wheelchair power packs.

Another common type of mobility product are scooters. These come either with three or four wheels. Although scooters with three wheels often provide more leg room, many prefer four wheels because they are known to be more stable enhancing safety. These mobility scooters can come in two types including the Class 2 on-road and the Class 2 on-pavement.

With these forms of mobility products, it is important for you to know how to decide which best suits your needs. To aid you in figuring this out, you must first identify your requirements as each type would be better suited to specific lifestyles.

What is the best method to decide which mobility device is be best for you?

  • If you find the need to be very mobile, you will most likely use your mobility device for extended periods of time. Should this be the case, it may be best for you to decide on buying a wheelchair as its support features for your torso and extremities will make you feel more comfortable.

  • If you have limited upper-body strength, choose between scooters or electric wheelchairs so you would not have to manually control your mobility device.

  • If you often feel weak and find difficulty in sitting up independently, it is recommended that you avoid scooters that these require upright postures and a considerable amount of strength.

  • If your lifestyle requires you to be traveling on uneven roads or surfaces, try getting a manual wheelchair as scooters and electric wheelchairs have difficulty being stable in uneven terrain.

  • If you like to travel to far places involving the use of trains or airplanes, it may be best for you to choose a wheelchair with a foldable feature so you can easily store it while in transit.

Now that you know what type is best for you, the next step is finding a model that suits your preferences. In deciding this, consider the places where you would be using your mobility product and try taking measurements. You at least have to make sure that the model you would like will fit through your home's doorways.

Also think about what other features you may find useful. Some enjoy having headrests and other extra features for added comfort. Also consider what your insurance policy covers.

Although you may gain many tips simply by reading, it is recommended for you to seek the help of experts. The choice of which mobility product to purchase will definitely affect your life tremendously so make sure you get quality advice from those who really know about these things and where to buy them.

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