Who can benefit from a mobility scooter?
In most cases people that use mobility scooters have mobility issues but what causes those mobility issues can be quite varied.
Below we have listed some of the different conditions or illnesses which we see on a regular basis that can have a negative impact on a person’s mobility and in most cases, people with these conditions or illnesses can benefit from using a mobility scooter.
We do recommend speaking with your GP or occupational therapist for advice before purchasing a mobility scooter.
COPD and other types of respiratory illnesses means the person’s lungs aren’t working as they should be and as a result the person often has shortness of breath. This then directly impacts their mobility and oftentimes they are unable to walk long distances. Our range of scooters are available with large front or rear baskets if an oxygen tank needs to be carried.
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints which usually involves pain, swelling and stiffness in one or more joints. Usually there is also a reduced range of motion which along with the joint pain can affect the person’s mobility. Related or other conditions such as fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis can have similar symptoms.
Our scooters come with a padded seat and are available with suspension making them comfortable to sit in and drive. The seat can also swivel making them easy to get in and out of.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
Our mobility scooters only require the use of one hand to control the scooter and also the sensitivity of the controls can be adjusted if required.
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel, which is carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain, bursts or is blocked by a clot. It is very common for stroke survivors that their mobility will be reduced in some way. Oftentimes one side of the body will be weak, but there may be weakness in just one arm or leg.
The controls of our mobility scooters require very little effort to use and the controls also can be adjusted to suit the persons requirements. If for example a person has a weak right hand we can adjust the controls so the person only has to use their left hand to move the scooter forward or back.