8 Wheelchair accessories to help keep you mobile
Mobility wheelchair accessories are as wide and varied as the patients who use them. They can choose from gloves, seat cushions, walking aids, and other daily living aids that make their lives more comfortable on wheelchairs.
Here’s a list of wheelchair accessories provided by the Mobility Experts that are designed to help users:
Head and Back Support: This is an important accessory, especially for those who are required to sit for long hours. A quality support system is made from quality materials like polyurethane foam and hence can be cleaned with water and soap.
Wheelchair backpacks: These bags can be fit to the back of the wheelchair and used to store documents, phones, water bottles etc. Some backpacks are versatile and allow you to carry a wide variety of things like keys, and even valuables. But just because they’re functional does not mean that you compromise on the style quotient. You can choose from a wide variety of colors, designs and materials.
Wheelchair Umbrellas: Wheelchair bound people are often the last to board and alight from any vehicle. This wheelchair umbrella can protect you from rain and the sun. It can also be used for people who are incapable of moving their fingers as they’re hands free.
Mounting kits and attachment components: There are different kits that can be mounted on wheelchairs and attached to the back tubes of wheelchairs. You can choose from a wide range of kits that can be customized according to requirements.
Gloves: These are often used by people on manual wheelchairs to protect the wearer’s hand from getting sore. They can also be used to offer warmth and comfort to the user during winters.
Spoke Guards: These guards not only prevent fingers from accidentally going into the spokes of the wheelchair, but also add style to the wheelchair.
Armrests and hand pads: These armrests and hand pads can be used to provide functional support to patients, especially for those with weakness or paralysis of the upper body. They can be directly mounted on the chair and on the swivel unit for armrests. The forearm rest can be used separately from the hand rest to control the joystick and other hand controls.
Support for foot and calf: The calf often gets sore when sitting for long hours. The foot and calf support can be used to support the calf and place the leg in the correct position in the wheelchair.
These are just some of the accessories. You can always check with your supplier about accessories that are suited for your needs. These wheelchair accessories are also available on the internet.