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Walkers, Scooters, Wheelchairs

Jun 19th 2015 at 10:22 PM

There are three main products that offer mobility to patients.

To help you maintain your independence and keep you moving from place to place, B&T Rents has the ambulation aids that you need. Here is some general information regarding walkers, scooters, and wheelchairs.

If your therapist or physician indicates that a cane can no longer compensate for leg weakness, he might recommend a walker. The use of a walker will require you to have moderate arm and hand strength. A walker is helpful when balance is moderately impaired. The most common walker is one that has wheels. You can use this kind of walker when you can’t lift or maneuver a standard walker. Wheeled walkers can have two, three, or four wheels. Some have brakes that lock for safety, and others have a sitting bench. Most walkers can be folded easily for storage. A roller walker feels much like pushing a shopping cart. It allows for a normal gait and allows you to walk with less fatigue.

A scooter is helpful when you are no longer able to walk long distances. You need to be able to sit upright and have arm strength and dexterity. There are a few options to choose from when considering a scooter. There are three or four-wheeled versions. Some are designed for indoor use only, outdoor use only, or both. Those that are meant for indoor use have three wheels and have front-wheel drive for the most maneuverability. They also have tires that don’t mark up floors. Outdoor models usually have four wheels and allow for better traction because they are rear-wheel drive. Both types have armrests, seats, and adjustable chassis. You can find a model that works with your specific body height and weight.

If you are experiencing unsteadiness, fatigue, and have trouble rising from a chair, it might be time to try a wheelchair. A wheelchair can offer you independence. It keeps you going when endurance and stamina fail you. One of the biggest reasons doctors recommend the use of a wheelchair is to prevent injuries from falls. The wheelchair can be your ally.It allows for your safety, freedom, and mobility. If you have upper arm strength, you can select a manual wheel chair. Today’s chairs are lightweight and maneuver easily. Power wheelchairs can be customized to fit your every need.

You have not given up by choosing to use ambulation. It’s quite the opposite; it means that maintaining your independence and mobility is important to you. Please visit this website for more information on medical equipment rental in Corpus Christi.

Author Bio

With a passion for perfectly executed parties, Carl writes about event planning and the wedding industry. You may read more on his Wordpress blog.

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