It’s time to talk about how to choose the right mobility aid for you. When it comes to mobility equipment in Essex, there are many options and most aids can be modified to suit your needs. Here’s a few pointers to help you decide which mobility aid is the best for you.
1st Step Mobility offer an abundance of walking aids, such as walking frames and shopping rollators. These kind of mobility aids are usually used if you need a little bit of extra support and stability whilst walking – something to ease the strain on muscles and joints. Walking aids are a great choice if you’re looking to stay active!
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters
For those who aren’t able to walk long distances, there’s also wheeled alternatives – otherwise known as wheelchairs! A manual wheelchair allows you to be mobile and active by moving your arms to push the wheelchair forwards.
There’s also a power wheelchair, which is an electric chair powered by you. Nowadays, there are so many ways power chairs can be adapted to suit people’s needs – some people can even drive a wheelchair powered through your voice or eyes!
If you don’t think you can use a manual chair, but don’t think you need a power wheelchair, we also offer mobility scooters as another alternative.
Personal care aids
When it comes to personal care equipment, there’s more choice than ever! If it’s getting in and out of the bath that you struggle with, then investing in a slatted bath board might be beneficial to you. Or if it’s access to the car that you need some help with, a revolving car seat or handybar will make getting in and out of the car easy and comfortable!