Quadriplegic using a Permobil Standing Wheelchair
hey guys it’s Abby from in the waiting
blog calm and I want to show off my
standing wheelchair for you guys cuz I
know some people have questions about
them so I’m gonna show it off a little
bit and you can find more description
about my chair and the details below as
there are descriptions in the bottom I
also wanted to explain my wheelchair and
a little bit of a voiceover in order to
control my chair and to put it in
standing mode all I do is operate it by
my joystick and a couple of buttons as I
push my joystick forward it is going to
put my chair into standing position
when I am in this position I have
multiple muscle spasms when I have these
muscle spasms the best way to adjust is
by stopping the wheelchair and lifting
by my elbows to adjust my hips and my
weight shifting allows my feet to move
easier as I pull each hip backwards I
did learn how to adapt with these
stronger muscle spasms as I was standing
and it took a little bit of time but
I’ve gotten the hang of it pretty well
once my body is adjusted and back to
normal I continue to stand to help
balance the wheelchair the front
Castor’s the small little wheels in the
front will eventually touch the ground
for me to stand even just a little bit I
have to wear my knee box my knee guards
they hold my knee in place so that my
hips don’t slide forward and out of my
wheelchair that would be very very bad
you can also notice a guard by my chest
this helps with my core balance as well
and this is a great safety measure
if I get lightheaded while standing I
can also require my chair a flat this is
great so that I don’t have to sit back
down then stand back up go through all
the muscle spasms hip adjusting and
my favorite perk of this standing
wheelchair is that I can drive my chair
around no matter what position and then
if I’m standing I can drive my chair
around if I’m laying flat and horizontal
I can drive my chair around or if my
feet are sticking out elevated it really
doesn’t matter and that’s what I love
most about it it really gives me more
independence so I can reach higher
objects or go to concerts and be more
independent at home instead of standing
to recline you can also sit in recline
this is great if you feel any
lightheadedness as well and it lifts
your legs above your head
for the last two functions I want to
show of my wheelchair would be the
footrest and elevator the footrest is
great if I want to stretch my legs out
and the elevator is great because it
gives me more independence if I’m
shopping or at home whenever I have to
reach for higher objects or say I’m
going to a concert the elevator can go
eight inches tall which is a huge
significance when you’re sitting down so
short all the time
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Standing Wheelchair Review
The first thing that you need to consider before purchasing a standing wheelchair is the quality of its frame. If it is cheap, it will just break after a few months of use and you will be spending your money for nothing. You can buy a cheap wheelchair but it may not last long.
Then, you need to consider the comfort and convenience that a wheelchair is supposed to offer. Some chairs may have an adjustable armrest for better posture, while other have a padded backrest for better back support. If you have a long time standing time, you may want to buy a chair with a footrest. But if you only have a short standing time, you will be better off with a chair that does not have any armrests at all.
The most important consideration is the ease of use that the standing wheelchair has. You do not want to be spending your time with a chair that is difficult to move about, you just do not want to be wasting your time using such a chair.
There are many different types of wheels for a standing wheelchair. If you are going to be going to a variety of places, you may want to get a wheel with a brake that is remote. It will allow you to keep your balance and prevent your chair from getting damaged while you are in motion. If you are only going to be going to one place, you may want to get a wheel that is not so advanced, for now. But once you become accustomed to the wheelchair, you may want to upgrade to a higher wheel for the future.
After you have decided on the type of wheel you want, the next step is to find the right chair to fit your needs. If you have a long time standing time, you may want to invest in a standing wheelchair with a headrest that is adjustable. But if you are only going to be standing for a short amount of time, you will not need one with the headrest.
You also need to consider how much space the chair can fit into. It is best to get a wheelchair that can fit into a smaller space, especially if you have a very tight budget.
When you buy a standing wheelchair, there are other things you should know about the chair. There are many accessories you can buy for your wheelchair, including special wheels that can add stability to the standing wheelchair and reduce fatigue while you are sitting in the chair. You can also buy handrails that will help you keep your hands from moving around while you are sitting.
If you want to buy a wheelchair that is both comfortable and durable, you may want to consider an electric standing wheelchair. There are electric wheelchairs that have a motor, so that you do not need to exert any effort while you are sitting and you can move around easily.
Standing Wheelchair FAQ
Standing wheelchair for elderly
Indoor Exercise Wheelchairs were initially designed to help people who are unable to walk or stand due to some form of mobility limitation. These devices help the person stay independent and mobile even if the person is confronted by various physical requirements. However, today, they are becoming more popular because people find them comfortable as well as easy to use. These devices use electric motors to power wheels that move in a forward and backward direction depending on the preference of the user. The person using it can choose to use a manual wheel or an electric one.
These chairs are also known as medical wheelchairs and are specifically used by the elderly people to aid them in carrying out various activities such as walking, reading, feeding themselves and also getting in and out of bed etc. The use of this equipment for these purposes can greatly reduce the strain on their joints and also increase their independence. However, since these chairs come with all types of seats that come with seats and backrests, these are much comfortable to use and provide a lot of support to the elderly people. The movement of these chairs is smooth enough so that the elderly can move around freely and carry out the everyday activities without feeling any sort of pain or discomfort.
The price of these wheelchairs depends on the quality and also on the material used to manufacture it. The most expensive type of this chair is the portable standing wheelchair for elderly which is made up of plastic and vinyl. They are light weight and have reliable electrical motors that help them move in all directions without causing any sort of fatigue or any sort of difficulty. These wheelchairs also contain seat cushions that can be reclined or even removed completely when required. Another important thing to note while purchasing such wheelchair is to look for the warranty that is provided along with it so that it covers all the damages that occur with time.
Author: Dr. Dave MilesAll information provided by Community Clinic Association clients and approved by Dr. Dave Miles.
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