Why use a wheelchair?
A wheelchair is a moveable chair with wheels that a person can control manually or electronically. A wheelchair prescription is given to people who need help moving—for instance, because they are unable to walk on their own.
Patients with temporary or permanent disabilities can benefit from a wheelchair prescription. For instance, a paraplegic experiences no feeling in the legs and may require a wheelchair for the rest of his or her life. A person with broken bones may need a wheelchair prescription until injuries have healed.
There are many conditions and afflictions which may result in the need of a wheelchair. Ottobock provide a wide range of mobility solutions to suit your needs. To find out which wheelchair is best for you, please click on your related condition.