Although most people believe that they can always move around on their own without assistance, the reality is that many people will trust on medical mobility devices at some point in their life. Some people only have difficulty moving because of their age, while others may have a disability accident that leaves them disabled. There are numerous sites that provide disability and mobility equipment for all Australians.
Fortunately, there is no shortage of medical mobility equipment for those in need. In fact, it has progressed a lot over the years and is becoming more comfortable and convenient than in the past.
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Here are some types of devices commonly used by persons with disabilities.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of medical mobility devices is that a wheelchair is just a wheelchair designed to replace walking. The simplest chairs have to be pushed manually by a second person or by the person sitting on the chair. This chair has large rear wheels that can be easily gripped and moved by the chair itself, allowing people to move with their own hands.
A scooter is similar to an electric wheelchair in that it is movable and designed for people with limited mobility. The biggest difference between scooters and motorized wheelchairs is their design. While a motorized wheelchair looks like a traditional wheelchair, a scooter looks like a motorized vehicle
- Pedestrians and Sticks
Pedestrians and walking sticks range from simple and light devices to devices with heavy wheels designed to assist people with very limited strength. They come in a variety of styles, colours and sizes and, like any other mobility device, can be tailored to suit individual needs.