Adjusting to life in a wheelchair can be overwhelming at first, so it’s important to find the right fit for individual needs, to ensure that the user is as well-equipped and as comfortable as possible. Luckily there are loads to choose from!
There are many rules and regulations that buildings need to follow in order to ensure that people in wheelchairs have access, and mobility. A lot of buildings and activities, however, don’t accommodate wheelchairs.
Keeping your prosthetic clean is imperative, as the residual limb will be prone to friction-related skin conditions as is, never mind adding in the complication of infection. Ensuring that your prosthetic leg is properly maintained will ensure its longevity, and keep it looking well kept. It’s also important to ensure that your prosthetic liners are cleaned regularly!
The hormone serotonin is also known as “the happy chemical” because it’s a large component in wellness and happiness. Serotonin can decrease due to multiple factors, leading to feelings of anxiety, depression, irritability and more.
There are countless exercises for elderly people in wheelchairs that can be done at home! With COVID-19 limiting many of our activities like going to the physiotherapist, or even to the gym for our routine workouts, it doesn’t mean that we should slack on keeping physically active.