You are probably going to be spending a lot of time in your wheelchair, so it should be as comfortable as possible. Temporary wheelchairs can be uncomfortable, but there are several things wheelchair users can do to make their experience smoother and their comfort level higher. Let’s look at some ways to make wheelchairs more comfortable.
Wheelchairs Designed with Comfort in Mind
Wheelchairs may not always be designed with comfort in mind. A comfortable wheelchair is a key factor in not just relieving physical pain, but also improving overall quality of living. Accessories designed with extra padding and support can help make staying in your wheelchair most of your day a less stressful experience. Comfortable wheelchairs will often have many of the additions listed below and can be a great option for wheelchair users who will be in a wheelchair long term.
Custom Seat Cushions Provide Custom Comfort
Custom seat cushions can make a huge difference for your new wheelchair. Cushions can be fitted to ensure the perfect fit and support for your individual needs. These types of cushions take into account height, weight, and range of mobility with additional head and neck support when needed.
Try Added Padding to Maximize Your Comfort
By adding padding in multiple areas, such as the armrests, wheelchair users can be comfortable no matter how they are sitting in their chair. In addition to arm rests, additional padding can be added to the sides of the seat to provide additional support in staying upright.
Extra Supports Help Keep You Safe and Secure
Extra supports, such as an adjustable footrest or head support can make a huge difference in your overall safety and comfort. Likewise, additional side supports can also help a lot. Additionally, a restraint can help keep you more comfortable by keeping you in place in the chair, without sliding or slouching as they day goes on.
Freedom Mobility Is Here To Help You Transition Into Your Wheelchair
Transitioning to a wheelchair doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable experience. At Freedom Mobility it is our mission to make our customers as comfortable and mobile as possible. If you are in need of a new wheelchair, or some accessories to make your current wheelchair more comfortable for you, call or visit our location today! We’d love to help you make a successful transition into your new wheelchair.