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The Top 5 Things You Can Do To Improve Wheelchair Comfort

by | Apr 21, 2021 | Wheelchairs

Your wheelchair is an important part of your life. For many of us, it’s given us a way to experience life when we otherwise might not. But for such a great asset in our lives, what if we could make it even better? In this blog post, we share the top 5 ways you can improve wheelchair comfort to help make life a little better and more convenient!

Wheelchair Comfort Tip #1: Work Trays

Looking to get some work done or sit by a pond and sketch? Stay busy wherever you are with a wheelchair work tray! Wheelchairs are usually bulky and being able to work at a table in an office or café can be tricky. A wheelchair work tray makes this easy!

A work tray is a detachable tray that you can strap to your wheelchair. The average size is roughly the size of an airplane tray, although you may be able to find larger ones. While some trays are made of opaque material, you can also find trays that are clear, perfect for those who have trouble with depth perception. Whether you’re working on a laptop, making notes in a book, or sketching on loose sheets of paper, a work tray gives you more options without having to worry about finding a table that fits!

Wheelchair Comfort Tip #2: Wheelchair Cushions

Wheelchairs are specifically designed to be comfortable, but sometimes it just doesn’t cut it. If you have chronic pain or an injury, you may need more added support than the average wheelchair can provide.

When searching for a wheelchair cushion, it’s important to make sure that you discuss your needs with an expert, such as our great people at Leading Edge Mobility. Looking for cushions and backs? Request a quote or give us a call to get more information!

Wheelchair Comfort Tip #3: Cup Holders

Attaching a cup holder might seem a little frivolous, but it’s more versatile than you think! A cup holder has more benefits than just holding your drinks. You can use it to carry medications, or use it to hold a rolled up newspaper. Naturally, it can also hold water bottles, tumblers, and cups.

While a cup holder is probably not a must have, it can add a little extra convenience that makes you realise why cars have them too!

Wheelchair Comfort Tip #4: Wheelchair Satchel

If you want something a little more flexible than a cup holder, consider getting a wheelchair bag or satchel. Attachable to the side, back, or under your legs, a bag can add an extra level of convenience when you’re on the go. Store glasses, remotes, books, notebooks, medications, and more inside it!

Wheelchair Comfort Tip #5: Wheelchair Maintenance

Your wheelchair is something you use regularly and it’s always a good idea to make sure it’s properly maintained so you can ensure a smooth and comfortable ride. Check out our blog post on things to check for wheelchair repair and make sure yours is in good shape! Need a tune up? We’re here to help! At Leading Edge Mobility, we believe that everyone is deserving of a great quality of life. That’s why we’re proud to provide not only great products but also services like in-house scooter repair, in-home service, and more! Find amazing products built to make life safer, easier, and more convenient or check out our services today!

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