The transition to a wheelchair is not easy but there are many upsides for people who have severe pain or physical limitations. Wheelchairs and motorized scooters can help you regain your independence. A few steps to take to maximize the benefits a wheelchair can offer you is:
1. Get a wheelchair that is well fitted to your body, your needs, and reflects your personal style.
2. Understand that your wheelchair is a tool to help you stay safe and live a more fulfilled life. It allows you to do the things you ordinarily wouldn't be able to do.
3. Get involved in an activity that is wheelchair friendly. There are many groups to join including athletic wheelchair groups.
4. Network with other people who have similar physical limitations.