Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Mobility Scooters: An Introduction


Mobility scooters are designed for people who have some mobility but are challenged by slopes or distances. A wide variety of mobility scooters, in various price ranges, are available to fit your needs from leading manufacturers such as Invacare, Pride, Sunrise Medical and Drive Medical. Mobility scooters come in a number of styles which can accommodate a wide range of user needs. When selecting a mobility scooter one should consider where the scooter will primarily be used (indoor, outdoor or both), how often the scooter be transported in a car and any specific seating/accessory needs.

Most mobility scooters are defined by four features which separate them from power wheelchairs: Scooters are directed by a tiller at the front of the base that can steers the front wheel. This arm can be tilted and locked allowing a safe and comfortable ride for all users. Forward and reverse motion is controlled by two thumb levers. The seat of scooters is usually mounted on a stem, allowing many scooter seats to rotate from side to side. Finally, scooters have a base board instead of footrests. Scooters are steered using a tiller, you need sufficient arm strength to drive it and thumb mobility to use the controls.

Below is a brief outline of the three types of mobility scooters generally available. If you are not sure where to begin or if you need help picking the right scooter for you, please consult a mobility professional.

Foldable Mobility Scooters: Easily folded and ready for transport, these scooters are perfect for the active person who likes to travel. Additionally, foldable scooters, often called travel scooters, disassemble into light parts that are easy to lift into the trunk of most cars. Sealed batteries make these travel scooters airline safe; make sure to check with your carrier booking your flight.

3 Wheel Mobility Scooters: Looking for a full featured scooter with excellent maneuverability? You should consider a three wheel mobility scooters. Three wheeled scooters offer full-size comfort and are ideal for both indoor maneuverability and outdoor durability. Scooters in this category offer a wide array of features including: swivel seats, arms rests, storage baskets and more. And, with a maximum weight capacity of 300 to 400 lbs even larger framed users can be accommodated.

4 Wheel Mobility Scooters: A fourth wheel and a wider wheel base create the most stable platform within the mobility scooter category. Four wheel mobility scooters are designed for maximum stability and built specifically for outdoor use. Some larger models have knobby tires and high ground clearance; these scooters are a great choice for even rugged terrain. Some models offer a range of 25+ miles per charge and a top speed of 10 mph! The wide wheel base, which makes the 4 wheel mobility scooters great for outdoor use, often makes the turning radius wide as well. Indoor users with tight living spaces should keep this in mind.

Make sure to a mobility scooter is right for you. Consult with a doctor and mobility professional prior to purchase

In business since 1997, 1-800-Wheelchair.com is a leading dealer and distributor of mobility scooters, wheelchairs and more.

Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs, Walkers, Lift Chairs & More


MORE RESOURCES:

How To Get Rid of Cystic Acne With These 5 Simple, Completely Natural Tips ...
Bustle
When I was in high school, I suffered from about six months of cystic acne. Believe it or not, I was incredibly stressed about tennis, of all things. As much as I preferred to hang with my punk peers, I was fully committed to having a professional ...



Popdust

The Acne Industry's Dirtiest Secret—Exposed
Popdust
I am a corporate finance executive—a math nerd through and through—and I struggled with acne for almost 20 years. The acne troubled me not only in the sense that it remained an omnipresent “feature” of mine—a day-ruiner that made me self-conscious ...

and more »


For Acne, Oral Contraceptives, Antibiotics Comparable at Six Months
Monthly Prescribing Reference
(HealthDay News) — At six months, oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) are comparable to systemic antibiotics for acne management, according to a review published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Eubee Baughn ...
Oral Contraceptive Equal to Antibiotics for Acne CareHCPLive

all 2 news articles »


5 Reasons You STILL Have Acne
Huffington Post
What's happening: Half of all women will suffer from acne at some point in their post-teen years, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Acne is most often triggered by hormonal fluctuations during puberty (as you remember) as well as during ...

and more »


Yahoo News

7 Foods That Can Trigger Acne
Yahoo News
Acne is a complex issue—there's no single cause of breakouts, and what triggers a pimple in one person might be benign to another. With that said, if topical treatments haven't made a difference, it may be time to change what you eat. More doctors and ...

and more »


Jagran Post

Simple Natural Acne Cures Tips
Doctor Tipster
Having acne can be embarrassing, but worry not since there are many natural acne cures that can help you rid of this skin problem without the risk of adverse effects than when using medication and chemical treatments. It is admittedly quite difficult ...
Give yourself an acne-free look!Jagran Post

all 3 news articles »


Needling treatments improve appearance of acne scars over time
Healio
Improvement in the appearance of acne scars was seen over time after three needling treatments, with minimal pain reported, according to researchers. The researchers enrolled 20 participants with acne scars on both sides of their faces in a rater ...



Good4Utah

Medical Myths: Are You Making Acne Treatment Mistakes?
Good4Utah
A common medical myth is that acne is a condition that mostly affects teenagers. The truth is that millions of adults suffer from adult acne, many of whom didn't even have it as a teenager. It's important to treat adult acne properly in order to clear ...



Coffee & Acne: Could There Be A Connection?
Refinery29
For those who struggle with acne, it seems like there's a new food every other day that you're not allowed to indulge in. Gluten, dairy, alcohol — the list just keeps getting longer. But, for xoJane contributor Zoe, it was actually her morning cup of ...

and more »


Daily Mail

Beauty Bible beauty clinic: How can I improve sever acne and scarring?
Daily Mail
Here is pharmacist Shabir Daya's advice: 'I believe that acne and spots need to be addressed using skincare that does not strip the skin of its natural oils, plus taking a supplement that works to cleanse and purify the bloodstream of toxins and ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.