Finding the Right Wheelchair

Is a one-hour webinar enough time to learn the ins and outs of finding the best wheelchair for you? Probably not.

UsersFirst’s webinar last week attracted over 400 people. We received lots of feedback from the audience saying they would like for us to discuss more details about actual features of wheelchairs. In case you weren’t able to attend, you can check it out in the webinar archive section at National Spinal Cord Injury Association’s website.

During the webinar, we highlighted UsersFirst’s brand new on-line tool: Mobility Map. It goes over the process of finding the best wheelchair for you. Everyone is very different given who you are, what you want to do with your wheelchair – your lifestyle and what is important to you. Even so, we can present, for example, the specifics of manual wheelchairs. UsersFirst can review the various features that are commonly available and then match the features up to how they might be of use to you, in your life , with your abilities.

It would be fantastic to receive your questions prior to our next webinar so we can address them. The next webinar is scheduled for April 26th. Registration details will be available soon. We will head into the ins an outs of the manual wheelchair: the different types, sizes, weight, wheel sizes, backs, seats, wheel position, the best way to push a wheelchair, etc.

Let us know your questions or issues you have had and we will address them. Drop us an email at usersfirst@unitedspinal.org.

We look forward to your feedback.

Ann Eubank, LMSW, OTR/L, ATP
VP Community Initiatives
UsersFirst, a program of United Spinal Association

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