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It’s unfortunate in our Society today, but many people become disabled for a variety of reasons. These include age, obesity, disease ,injury, and surgery. At some point in their lives, these people will come to the realization that they will need some form of mobility product to get around.

The most taken route for people in the past is to get a wheelchair. Wheelchairs come in two forms for people to use. The manual wheelchair is the one which the user forces his arms to move the wheel rims by a lever. And of course there is electric wheelchairs which are powered by batteries and can be so much more convenient for a person.

The second type of mobility product that helps people get around is called the mobility scooter. Mobility scooters come in two different forms. There is a Class 2 on-road type and a Class 2 on-pavement type.

So which would be better for you ? The wheelchair or the mobility scooter?

Well you need to ask these specific questions…

1. Are you going to have to stay in your mobility aid for any extensive period of time? If you figure on having to so then it would probably better to not get a mobility scooter. The reason for this is you get better support to your head and neck over a long period of time with a wheelchair.

2. What kind of general strength do you have? Honestly, if you are frail and weak please consider getting a mobility scooter or electric wheelchair. They will serve you best.

3. What kind of surface will you be travelling over with your mobility device? With a mobility scooter you may have difficulty travelling over some rough and bumpy surfaces. In some cases, an electric wheelchair would be better suited.

Hope this gives you a little insight in making a decision in choosing the right mobility aid for you!

Robert Marsh runs a Site where he provides the best in mobility aids including electric wheelchair [], mobility scooters, rollators, lifts, lift chairs and beds and much more.


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