Whether you were born with a disability or you have, through some form of accident lost the use of limbs, there is no use moping about your disability. The point now is to make the most out of the life you have. Being physically disabled doesn't mean that you have to deprive yourself and not have a quality lifestyle.
Many physically disabled people feel as if they can not go everwhere they please. However, wheelchairs and other mobility devices have made it easier for them to be more mobile. If you are the type of person who loves the beach but feel as if it would be impossible to enjoy because of your disability, a special type of wheelchair can address your needs.
Beach wheelchairs have been developed to aid physically disabled individuals in continuing to enjoy their love for the sea shore or beach and going on trips with friends and relatives. These wheelchairs now come in many different forms and it would be wise to choose one that would accommodate all your needs.
Various beach wheelchairs have become affordable making them an appealing investment. Just like regular wheelchairs, beach wheelchairs come in manual, electric and transport variations. Manual beach wheelchairs are controlled by the user by propelling its wheels by hand. In contrast, the electric ones have motors that can be controlled using a joystick or buttons.
Furthermore, beach wheelchairs are similar to traditional wheelchairs because they can now be customised according to the needs of the user. Customisation of beach wheelchairs often involves modifying some features, choosing colours, making them "fit to size", and choosing upholstery design and style.
More often than not, beach wheelchairs are constructed using durable steel tubing. The standard width is 34 inches so that it can easily fit the 36-inch standard width of doorways. Often, the distance from the seat to the ground would be about 22 inches. Capacity would really depend on what the user specifies but the standard would be a maximum of 350 pounds.
The option to choose the type of wheelchair wheels is also available. The standard diameter is 13 inches with a 6 inch width. Its rims are made of ply nylon to lessen worries about it corroding when it comes in contact with saltwater. Beach wheelchairs also feature special suspension to ensure that the device is more stable.
Beach wheelchairs feature sling type seats to ensure the user's comfort. Sometimes, they come with umbrella stands and umbrellas specially designed to protect its users from harmful UV rays.
Because of the mere existence of beach wheelchairs, there is no longer a need for physically disabled individuals to be deprived of holidays. These accommodate strolls along the beach alone or with those close to you. However, it is important to note that beach wheelchairs can also be used elsewhere.
Although these wheelchairs are specifically made for use on the beach, they can also be used to assist you in your daily activities. They simply have special features to avoid damage and injuries should you decide to go to the beach.
For this reason, it is not necessary to own different types of wheelchairs. If you love the beach and feel like you will visit one each time you have a chance, it is recommended that you choose a wheelchair that can be used even in the sand and by the water. Because of beach wheelchairs, you can enjoy the beaches you've always wanted to visit.