What Wheelchair Accessories are Worth the Investment?

December 25, 2015 | 5:00 am | By Pants Up Easy

One of the oldest sayings in modern history is attributed to famed circus magnate P.T. Barnum: “there’s a sucker born every minute.” We’re talking about the man who got people to pay for a flea circus – he knew how to make a buck. And as the years pass, more and more folks are starting to learn how to milk the public for every dollar. Just check out any random infomercial and you’ll see.

For instance, how about the UroClub? Have you ever been on a golf course and were somehow unable make it to the nearest restroom? If this imaginary problem plagues you, then the UroClub has you covered. It’s the first (and probably last) fake golf club that you can urinate directly into. Now your life will be complete.

This is just one of countless useless products out on the market. Today, we’d like to help you avoid similar products in the wheelchair accessories aisle. Here are the accessories that are actually worth the investment:

A comfortable seat cushion

Most wheelchairs prioritize function over comfort, especially if it’s a more affordable model. That’s why you should always be sure to invest in a comfortable seat cushion. Everyone is a little different, so take the time to evaluate different cushions. It would be best to try out these cushions in the store, but you’ll find a much better selection online.

Light-up casters

Sure, this might seem like a superfluous decoration you don’t need. But what’s the harm in adding a little flair to your chair? Sometimes it’s fun to stand out. And even if the fashion statement doesn’t matter to you, they still provide the added benefit of lighting up your chair. That’s very convenient for whenever you’re out and about at night. It’s a cheap and effective way to show off while still helping yourself out.

Wheelie bars

These are also referred to as anti-tip bars, because they’ll help ensure your wheelchair stays upright. If you’re interested in actually performing any wheelies or using these to help you ascend curbs, they’ll come in handy, but they’re also an excellent safeguard. It can be alarmingly easy to tip over in your chair.

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