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Is a Motorized Wheel Chair Scooter an Option For You?

Sep 9, 2008
There are many types of wheelchairs available and some of them are motorized. It is possible that a motorized wheel chair scooter is just the thing you are looking for. in this article we will let you find out if you have thought about everything to consider before you make your choice.

The questions you should ask yourself.

When this is the first thing you are looking for a motorized wheel chair scooter, it might be a good idea to take someone with you who knows something about these devises especially when you are looking for one on medical grounds it is important you make the right choice.

And there is not just the scooter to consider you need to be strong enough to control the motorized wheel chair scooter and you need to be able to step on step of and maneuver it. If you have enough upper body strength a motorized wheel chair scooter might not be nessaceerra and a manual wheel chair might be enough. But you could take in consideration that a motorized one can give a lot of freedom back. It is the same difference as in doing everything walking and using a bike or a car you can get further in less time and with less effort.

This is also something you need to discuss with your caretaker, doctor or physical therapist they can help you to determine what type of wheel chair you are going to need. Your physical condition determines for example the best way to deal with the brakes or how much assistance you will need on a daily basis when you consider the different options.

There are for example great differences in the seats a manual wheelchair often comes with the possibility of different kind of seats and cushions, this is not just so you can sit comfortable, but it also to prevent sores that can come from constant sitting. Most motorized wheel chair scooter have much less options regarding the seats and this makes it important to take this in consideration. Luckily there are more options each year and there are many different brands so it is worth to do your research.

There also can be other things to consider like weight, there are many manual wheel chairs t are very lightweight and this can be very convenient when you need to transport the wheel chair. It can also make it easier to maneuver.

Durability is another point to consider, a lightweight wheelchair might not be as durable as a slightly heavier one and a motorized wheel chair scooter has also a lifetime you need to consider.

What Can A Motorized Wheel Chair Scooter Offer You?

There are three and four wheeled motorized wheel chair scooters but they can not be used to drive in a van because the seat of the scooter is often set very high. The scooters often come with a little basket in the front and a bag in the form of a net on the back. This makes it easy to carry groceries or other items.

There are some heavy duty motorized wheel chair scooters that can carry up to five hundred pounds but most are designed to carry a person up to two hundred and fifty pounds. They are not designed for more then one person.

These kind of wheel chair scooters can give you a lot of freedom and assistance in daily live. But it takes some research and help to find the ight one that will fit your personal circumstances, it is possible to take test drives and we advise you to do try a couple of different types of motorized wheel chair scooters and if you have the opportunity talk to some of the actual users of the scooters instead of listening to the salesperson's.
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