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Making Your Wheelchair More Comfortable for Fall

Category: Tips
October 31, 2019

Just as the seasons change, so can your wheelchair. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that you are sitting comfortably this fall.

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Keep a Blanket in the Chair

An essential item that should be kept in every wheelchair during the fall is a small blanket. These are perfect for those chilly fall nights that you’re out and about. The best kind of blanket to keep on board is one that won’t take up much room in the chair but is also thick enough to keep you warm.

Avoid Bulky Clothing

One thing that can contribute to discomfort in a wheelchair is wearing big and bulky clothing. The excess fabric in these clothing can alter your posture and eventually lead to back pain. Instead of wearing bulky clothing, be sure to stock your wheelchair with blankets, as previously mentioned, to ensure that you stay warm.

Cross Your Legs

This simple trick can make or break your comfort. By crossing your legs, it helps redirect pressure from your lower back. If you decide to do this, make sure that you are switching legs every few hours to prevent your legs from getting numb. 

Add Your Own Personal Touches

Just like you would add your own personal touches to your car or your home, you can also apply your own personal touches to your wheelchair. They do not have to be drastic, but including things that you deem important such as a picture, a sticker, or even your handy mug can all help in making your wheelchair more comfortable.

Seat Cushions

If you’re looking to dramatically improve your wheelchair’s comfort, investing in a seat cushion is your best option. There are many benefits to investing in a seat cushion that make it the perfect fall wheelchair accessory. Some of these benefits include:

  • Relieves back pain 
  • Helps you stay in place in the chair
  • Helps with posture 

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