4/13/2020 0 Comments
Read The Mobility White Paper Topics and Work To Find The Right Mobility Device For YouIn my last blog I talked about the mobility white paper topics that you can work on if you want to learn more about good mobility. I also mentioned that there are ways that you can use this white paper to get a better understanding of what it is that you will be doing. This is very true and has some great benefits for you if you know how to look at this document in a different way.
The mobility white paper topics that I'm going to cover are the areas of types of mobility devices, ways to determine if a certain mobility device will be safe for you to use, and how to move forward in terms of licensing and insurance. All of these topics are very important but are all broken down into their own sections. If you use the document to your advantage, you will be able to gain a better understanding of what you need to do to improve your life.
First you will need to understand the differences between a manual wheelchair and a mobility device. A manual wheelchair is a chair that has a drive mechanism that allows the person to move around. The chair is operated using the user's muscles. The main function of the mobility device is to give a person control over their wheelchair without having them push or pull on it.
While manual wheelchairs can be controlled using the user's muscles, they cannot be used like manual vehicles where the wheel moves when the user moves. Because of this, manual wheelchairs are best used for short trips, just long enough to get the person to their destination without causing any problems.
With that being said, the primary difference between manual wheelchairs and mobility devices is the ability to be driven. Manual wheelchairs are capable of being driven without the help of a motorist, but mobility devices are normally not driven but rather are guided by a motorist that is there to monitor them.
The most common type of manual wheelchairs is the walker and there are a lot of variations on these designs. Walkers are similar to walkers but are wider, longer, have more stability and include hand rails for the user to hang on to and can hold more weight than the typical manual wheelchair.
Mobility devices are usually wider, shorter, lighter and are not designed to be walked on. They can carry heavier loads however and can often be operated by someone who is also physically able to do so.
Now that you know how to read the mobility white paper topics, make sure you take the time to study up on all of the options available to you. The mobility white paper is full of helpful information that you can use to help you be sure that you're choosing the right mobility device for you.