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Throughout the development of the medical industry, one of the most common medical devices used is the wheelchair. Equipped to provide easy transportation for individuals with physiologically related issues, injuries, and disabilities. A wheelchair can propel the patient from one place to another with wheels. Composed of either three or four wheels, wheelchairs stabilize the patient even through rugged terrain. Additionally, there are variety of wheelchairs that fit the specific needs of the patient such manual wheelchairs and electronically motorized wheelchairs. With manual wheelchairs, the patient can propel themselves by using the big wheels or by the assistance of another individual through the handles behind the seat. However, the use of an electronically motorized wheelchair, the experience is much easier! By simply using the operational hand gear, located on the armrest of the wheelchair, the patient can rotate and make simple turns with just the use of a hand. In addition, the speed of the wheelchair is easily adjusted to the comfort level of the patient.
I have encountered many cases throughout my medical journey that wheelchairs are a highly recommended option for people suffering from a variety of injuries such as broken bones, sprains, and fractures. However, there are times when crutches and walking boots don’t feel comfortable anymore and the patient wants to try something new to relieve the pain. That’s when a wheelchair would be your best option! For patients suffering from knee or ankle injuries or just resting your feet, utilizing the footrest available will become your best friend! With standard swing away to elevated footrest, both options will satisfy the patients based on their condition. Patients that simply need to rest their feet, the swing away footrest will be the best! On the other hand, the elevated footrest is more efficient for patients suffering from knee or ankle injuries or need elevation for swelling problems. Furthermore, the elevated footrest can be adjusted by pulling the handle located next to the footrest while pushing the footrest to the desired degree of comfort.
With the help of our medical staff, we provide you quick and easy tips to help you utilize your wheelchair its full potential! Feel free to visit our store at 105 N. Greenville Avenue Allen, Tx 75002 or our website @ www.universalmedicals.com to see the variety of options we carry for wheelchairs and wheelchair related products!