Month: July 2015

How to Avoid Pain in a Wheelchair if you Have a Spinal Cord Injury

Spending your days sitting in the same chair for the duration can lead to quite a bit of pain and discomfort. If you have a spinal cord injury and live your life in a wheelchair, you may be faced with these issues. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to alleviate the pain. Below you will find some…

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An Inside Look at “Sit Skiing”

Those who are adventurers at heart won’t be deterred by the fact that they may be in a wheelchair. There are many athletes out there who are determined to live their lives on the court, or the slopes, or wherever it may be, as they may have done before an injury that left them in a wheelchair. Luckily, more and…

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How to Determine if a Bathroom is Safe for Wheelchair Users

It’s unfortunate that one of the most challenging areas for any wheelchair user is also one of the most private: the bathroom. That’s one place where we’d all like to be perfectly alone, and yet it’s an area where wheelchair users could use some help.

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5 Steps T9 Completes Can Follow to Pull up Their Pants

Pulling up your pants several times each day is an inevitable part of daily life. Those with a T9 complete injury are fortunate enough to have the use of their arms and hands, as well as abdominal muscles, making the task doable. However, it still won’t be an easy feat, to say the least. Luckily, there are a few tricks…

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Is There an Easy Way to go to the Bathroom in a Wheelchair?

When you are unable to stand on your own, there are many things that can be a challenge, from bathing, to traveling, to cooking a meal. Many of these tasks you may be able to make due without or find someone to assist you, for the most part. But the most basic of all needs simply can’t be avoided, and…

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How to Pull Your Pants Up as a Paraplegic

Learning to live as a paraplegic obviously takes some getting used to, but you’re probably well aware of all the big lifestyle changes you’ll have to make. You know that you might need some ramps in front or inside of your home to help you navigate different levels. But it’s the smaller, more mundane changes that can really sneak up…

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What are the Top 5 Wheelchairs for Athletes?

Just because you are in a wheelchair doesn’t mean that you have to give up what you love. If you are a sports fanatic, there are ways to stay active while living your life in a wheelchair. Many companies have decided to focus on designing wheelchairs with the needs of athletes in mind. Below you will find a list of…

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6 Steps to Going to the Bathroom in a Wheelchair

When your life is spent in a wheelchair, there are many things that can be challenging throughout your day. Unfortunately, visiting the bathroom is one of them, and it is also something that you will have to do multiple times, every single day. This is why it’s important to find the simplest way to complete the process. By following the…

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What Wheelchair Products Should I use if I Have a Spinal Cord Injury?

Those who spend their lives in a wheelchair face many obstacles that others don’t. Finding ways to make life more manageable is often at the forefront of their minds. Luckily, more and more companies are catching on to the fact that wheelchair users want to participate in the activities that able-bodied people do on a day-to-day basis. There are many…

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