Each person who uses a wheelchair has different needs. Regardless of why you need assisted mobility, you deserve equipment that will work with you, not against you. This is why being fitted for a wheelchair is so important, and why it can change your entire experience. There are a few main measurements that should be taken in order to determine the right fit for the wheelchair user. Read on for more information about fitted wheelchairs, and see how the process can help you in your endeavors.
Why Do You Need a Fitted Wheelchair?
Did you know most wheelchair users are utilizing equipment which isn’t properly fitted to their body type? It’s true! And for this reason, a fitting or customer wheelchair consultation becomes necessary. Comfort is key to a happy life, and when your daily routine includes wheelchair use, your need for comfort is extended to your wheelchair. It’s even possible using a wheelchair ill-suited for your body can lead to medical problems, such as chronic pain or sores. It may even harm growth patterns! Because of this, having a fitted wheelchair is ideal.
How Do I Get Fitted for a Wheelchair?
To be fitted and obtain a custom wheelchair the first step is to get in touch with a Maryland Custom Wheelchair Supplier. They will be able to help you determine the best features, of the variety of available wheelchairs, which suit your body type. Let’s go over a few of the most important aspects:
- Armrest Height
- Seat Depth
- Seat Width
- Seat Height
- Height of the Back of the Chair
- Footrest Length and Style
So while your fitted, customer wheelchair won’t necessary be a mold casting of your body, it will be custom tailored to best suit you. Wheelchairs are extremely versatile so with all the available types of wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories we can develop a customer wheelchair which best suits you.
Are Wheelchair Accessories Necessary?
Though it may seem frivolous with a custom wheelchair, accessories can still provide great benefits. They can make life much easier, but they can also prevent medical problems by increasing mobility and comfort. For more information on wheelchair customization options, check out this page on our custom wheelchairs.
Freedom Mobility is Your Home for Fitted Wheelchairs
Looking for the perfect wheelchair? Freedom Mobility is your one-stop-shop for all of your mobility needs. We are dedicated to your comfort and your freedom to live your life to the fullest, regardless of any limitations you may be experiencing. To learn more about how you can customize your wheelchair, give us a call at 443-445-3518, today!