Tipping and falling are the most common accidents of wheelchair users. For example, you can fall from making your wheelchair go to fast, unlocked brakes, slippery surfaces, the sitting stability of the user and hitting a large bump with one wheel causing the wheelchair to become unbalanced.
Common injuries include soft tissue and nerve damage, sprains, abrasions and contusions. The most frequently injuries parts involve the shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, and wrist.
Preventing any type of injury first involves identifying the cause of the injury in the first place. More often than not, wheelchair injuries are related to the design and selection of the wheelchair involved.
While a wheelchair is designed to provide safe & secure transport, there can be a risk of injury if it isn’t used properly. Fortunately, our wheelchair safety & fall prevention solutions can help.
This category is comprised of seat belts, alarm systems, wheel locks, and more, all of which are designed to protect you or your loved one from harm. Whether you need a stability aid, positioning assistance, or an anti-rollback system, we’ve got you covered.
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