Wheelchair skills

Regardless of diagnose there are techniques that can be developed and independence to be gained. Different areas where wheelchair skills that can be of value :

·      Energy saving basics

·      Sloping surfaces.

·      Different pavements.

·      Challenging surfaces: sand, grass, snow or cobblestone.

·      Maneuver the wheelchair with one hand busy.

·      How to move in confined spaces.

·      Reaching at high level.

·      Heavy doors.

·      Driving down a flight of stairs

·      Going up and down an escalator.

·      Receiving help – knowing ergonomic and security of your helpers role.

·      Wheelchair maintenance – getting rid of energy consuming details.

·      Large household shopping.

·      Getting up a flight of stairs.