How to Get a Smoother Ride in a Wheelchair

Whether you are confined to a wheelchair for a limited time following an injury or medical procedure, or you are confined to a wheelchair long term, comfort is of utmost importance. While the comfort of the actual seat is important, it’s also essential to make your ride as smooth as possible. Let’s look at some things that can help make riding in a wheelchair smoother, even on bumpy surfaces. 

Wheelchair Cushions

First, it is important to make sure your wheelchair is outfitted with a quality wheelchair comfort cushion such as the kind offered here at Freedom Mobility. A bumpy ride can be made much more bearable with some good padding. By purchasing a good cushion for your wheelchair that is custom fitted to your body and your needs, you can prevent discomfort, pressure point sores, and uneven weight distribution.

Wheelchair Back and Accessories

Having a support back on your wheelchair can also help make a bumpy ride feel less unpleasant. By having the proper back on your chair, with lumbar support, you can prevent pain and discomfort during longer rides in your chair. Likewise having the right accessories for your chair can make a huge difference on a long and potentially bumpy ride. If you are prone to sliding down in your chair, having the right accessories, such as wheelchair support straps can make a huge difference. Similarly using head and neck rests can keep your neck from becoming fatigued and uncomfortable. By working with a company who specializes in wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories, such as Freedom Mobility, you can greatly improve your satisfaction with your chair.

Wheelchair Wheels

Lastly, investing in quality wheels for your wheelchair is a must if you will be spending a significant amount of time in the chair. Just as mountain bikes have different tires than street bikes, wheelchairs have different tires for different needs. By investing in a tire that is designed for bumpier terrain, you can limit the impact of any bumps in the road you encounter. If you have recently been confined to a wheelchair, or you simply want to upgrade yours to be more comfortable, give the wheelchair professionals at Freedom Mobility a call today. We are experts at outfitting our customers with everything they need to be as comfortable in their wheelchair as possible. We will work closely with you to determine what wheelchair equipment would best suit your individual needs so that you can get back to living your life as comfortably as possible.

Administrator December 7, 2023
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