Mastering Mobility - The Present & BeyondBy Ball, Marty; Sports 'N Spokes, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 16-17
Publication Date: March 2004
Article provides suggestions on how consumers can choose the best wheelchair to suit their individual needs. The author discusses a number of consumer resources, including Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) gyms, medical equipment dealerships, rehabilitation clinics, the Internet, and people who are experienced in wheelchair use. Gyms at VAMCs often have access to many different types of wheelchairs, while medical equipment dealerships can often have manufacturer’s representatives provide free demonstrations of their products. Most high-quality rehabilitation centers also have access to the latest styles of chairs and seat cushions. The Internet is a good starting point for an initial search, as are people who are experienced with wheelchairs. Wheelchair evaluation and assessment strategies are discussed.
Published by: PVA Publications (Website:http://www.pvamagazines.com)
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Web Site: http://www.pva.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J47923