Wheelchair Safety for New Users

Get Ready to Go with the Wheelchair Sports Click Straps

The security of any wheelchair user comes first, that is why the security of every rider needs to be checked. The use of straps is one of the most effective ways of ensuring you are safe in your wheelchair to take every twist, turn and even bump. And if you are a sports person you will agree with me when I say strapping is a must not only for your safety but for your ultimate comfort, Sportaid is the place to get the wheelchair sports click strap that has amazing features which I will share with you in this post.

Features of Wheelchair Sports Click Straps

  1. The straps are easy to use, they come with a ratchet on each pad that is adjustable, hence can be adjusted to your comfort.
  2. Your comfort is guaranteed with the ¼ “high-density EVA foam pad. And the good news is that it comes in twos.
  3. These straps are created for security, and to enhance it 4 strong double zip ties are provided to tie it onto your wheelchair. This enables you to sit firm and comfortably in your chair.

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Wheelchair Safety for New Users

Wheelchair Safety for New UsersYour doctor treated you and after so many deliberations you had to use a wheelchair for mobility. That was not good news, but it is the situation that you are now in. It could be your first day in a wheelchair you are all scared and  are relying on the overwhelming guides of how to operate your wheelchair and at times even guesswork. What you should focus on is your safety, and with a little practice, you will be enjoying the rides maneuvering the kerbs like a pro. The following safety tips will keep you in your chair.

Be Visible

Use reflections, lights, flags and other flashy items to stay visible on the road in the dark. Pedestrians, motorists and other road users will spot you from a distance.

Discard the Luggage

It goes without saying that as a new wheelchair user you will want to have your bags and stuff with you like before. The first place you will want to carry your bag is at the back of your wheelchair. This is not advisable. The weight of your bag may be too much for your chair and you may get your first fall the chair may tip off during transfer. Continue reading

Safety Tips when using your Wheelchair

Safety Tips when using your WheelchairSafety should come first for any wheelchair user. It does not matter if you are a pro user or are still a learner, in both instances safety still comes first. Your safety will depend on how you handle your chair and above all how you maintain it.

Slipping

Most of wheelchair accidents are caused by slipping. To avoid slipping ensure that you always inspect your tires. Treat the tires of your wheelchair the same way you treat your car tires. Check your tires treat and replace if they are worn out. Monitor the chair levels and have them filled to the correct amount.

Learn the tricks

Using a wheelchair like a hobby, it gets better with time. A new user is more likely to get an accident as compared to an experienced rider. To stay safe in your chair make sure your caster wheels are facing straight forward when transferring in to your wheelchair.

Cuts and bruises

Wheelchair accidents are not limited to falls from tipping over only. You may sustain cuts or bruises from the edges of your hand rims while propelling the wheelchair. Inspect the edges of the rims for any rough, jagged edges. Protect your hands from the risk of cuts by wearing a protective glove. Continue reading