Month: September 2015

3 Unexpected Problems of Being Wheelchair-Bound

For many folks, being in a wheelchair was never part of the plan. But because of unforeseen circumstances or an accident, that person finds themselves suddenly thrust into a world they’ve never known. If this describes you, I’m here to tell you that you needn’t worry so much. Sure, this will be a major adjustment, but the world has changed…

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4 Tips For Going to the Bathroom in a Restaurant as a Wheelchair User

Going out to eat with friends and family is a major pastime for many people. While this is usually a very enjoyable activity, it can be a bit stressful as a wheelchair user. While most restaurants and other public places have wheelchair accessible restrooms, they may not be the easiest places to maneuver. Below you will find four tips for…

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What Are Some Wheelchair Accessories Veterans Should Use?

If you’re a veteran, let me first say: Thank you very much for your service. Veterans are some of our bravest and most selfless souls, and yet we don’t do nearly enough to help them once they return from overseas. Unfortunately, due to two wars, we’ve got plenty of veterans coming back to life in the States – and some…

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5 Simple Tips for Pulling Your Pants up in a Wheelchair

Getting dressed for the day is one of the first obstacles you will face each morning when your life is spent in a wheelchair. This is no easy feat, and pulling your pants up can be especially challenging. Unfortunately, pulling up your pants isn’t a once-a-day task, as you will need to do so each time you visit the restroom….

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Transferring in a Wheelchair: 5 Safety Tips

If you are a wheelchair user, you almost certainly transfer to and from your chair several times a day. Since this is simply an inevitable part of your life, it’s essential that you know the best and most safe way to go about a transfer. Below you will find five safety tips for the best way to transfer in a…

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What to do if You Fall Out of Your Wheelchair

There are many situations that are certainly undesirable ones to be in, and falling out of your wheelchair is one that tops the list. Not only can it be somewhat embarrassing, especially if you are a new wheelchair user, but it can be incredibly dangerous and may leave you feeling quite vulnerable as well. If you find yourself in this…

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5 Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users

Traveling can be stressful no matter your situation. But as a wheelchair user, you may run in to more obstacles than the average traveler. If you have a trip coming up, there are a few things you will need to keep in mind in order to make your travel experience as enjoyable and easy going as possible. Below you will…

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How to Determine if a Restaurant is Wheelchair Accessible

If you are a wheelchair user, you’re well aware of the fact that every outing requires a bit of planning. One of the most important factors in your day to day life will be if the establishments you are planning on visiting are wheelchair accessible. In order to help your day go more smoothly, do a bit of research beforehand…

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How to Choose a Wheelchair as a Paraplegic

If you were recently injured and find yourself in need of a wheelchair, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to begin. There are countless options out there when it comes to wheelchairs that are suitable for paraplegics, so narrowing down your options is an essential first step. Below you will find a few key tips to keep…

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5 Wheelchair Accessories a T9 Complete Can Benefit From

Living your life in a wheelchair can be challenging, there’s no denying that. Luckily, there are several wheelchair accessories that can be quite beneficial for a T9 complete, as well as other wheelchair users. Below we will discuss the most helpful accessories that you may want to consider investing in. 

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