As someone with worsening mobility issues or a permanent disability, a wheelchair might be necessary to improve your accessibility. For an active lifestyle, the best option may be a folding wheelchair. But how will wheelchairs that fold benefit you?
Folding Wheelchairs Are Great for transport
The self-reliant go-getter needs a wheelchair that adapts to his or her lifestyle. For someone constantly on the run, a folding wheelchair will easily fit into any type of transport. It won't take up much space, making it a perfect fit for public transit or your car's smaller trunk.
No assembly needed
Folding wheelchairs are built for people leading an active lifestyle. Instead of struggling to disassemble your rigid wheelchair whenever you leave the house, opting for an easy, folding wheelchair will save you time and effort. Without the need for disassembly and reassembly, you will be able to travel more easily.
Folding wheelchairs are usually much lighter than their rigid counterparts. This makes storing and utilizing them much easier for elderly individuals. Many folding chairs are made from titanium, a lighter material than the traditional options. This offers the added benefit of sturdy material along with the lighter weight. Titanium wheelchairs also have "dampening effects", which reduce the amount of vibration on the body when the wheelchair is in motion.
Additionally, the lighter weight of a foldable wheelchair is beneficial for those with painful joints or stiffness.
Folding chairs are also much more capable of moving over rough terrain than rigid wheelchairs. Because of the foldable wheelchair's innate flexibility, travel over bumpy surfaces will result in less jostling and less sliding. This is due to the wheelchair's contact with the ground; with a folding wheelchair, all four wheels are able to stay on the ground, reducing impact.
Folding chairs are best for individuals who need complex seating to be installed. With a disability, you might need certain modifications to achieve a level of comfort. With the versatility of a folding wheelchair, accessibility
is a breeze due to its customizable options.
If you want the best in accessibility, then it's time to consider a folding titanium wheelchair. Nearly 20 million adults experience difficulty walking or ascending stairs, and more and more people are discovering the benefits of these modern, light-weight chairs. For more information about the right wheelchair for you, contact DME Hub to see what types of wheelchairs are available. Together, we can find the perfect chair for your needs.