Here at Assurance Mobility, we know that no two wheelchair users are the same. After all, there are dozens of reasons why a person may require the extra support and the ease of getting around on wheels that a chair provides. In this blog, we’ve decided to go over three of the most prominent conditions and reasons why people may need to invest in a wheelchair. Read on to find out more…
Although any spinal cord injury will usually require the need for a wheelchair, many able-bodied people tend to assume that every user is paralysed in some way. With this said, there is some element of truth to this as quadriplegics and paraplegics tend to utilise motor driven chairs in order to retain their independence and get around without the need for constant assistance.
From Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy to Parkinson’s and Motor Neuron Disease, there is no singular nerve disorder that will require the use of a wheelchair. After all, many of these conditions are progressive which means that they will get worse overtime and using a set of wheels to get around can often provide a better quality of life.
Technically, old age is not classed as a medical condition. With this said, statistics suggest that 14% of pensioners are unable to walk unassisted and subsequently depend on walking aids like canes or wheelchairs. This is important to recognise because wheelchair users are often grouped together and presumed to be paralysed unless proven otherwise.
We work closely with each of our clients in order to ensure that we are able to meet their needs accordingly. After all, there are dozens of different wheelchair styles on the market to choose from and this versatility is incredibly important because every customer will live with their condition in their own way and subsequently require different adaptions. To find out more information, get in contact with the best wheelchairs Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the Assurance Mobility team today!