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Mobility Scooter To Maintain An Independent Lifestyle

There is no question about the importance that mobility has in maintaining an independent lifestyle. Almost everything we do requires some movement from one place to another. Electric mobility scooters are playing an important role for many with this.

Electric mobility scooters can be used by the elderly, those suffering from disabilities that affect the ability to walk, or those affected by illness. Having freedom of movement increases a person’s ability to interact with others and be part of the community.

Mobility scooters are often used by people with arthritis, other conditions where walking is painful and difficult. Using a personal mobility scooter is a boon for those who were forced to depend on others to get out, or just stay home. And they are ideal for people who need help getting around but don’t need a wheelchair.

There are several factors which can help determine if a person will be able to use a scooter of this type rather than a wheelchair.

The scooter user has to be able to walk a few steps and get off and onto the scooter unassisted. It’s also important that the person have a degree of strength and flexibility in their upper body, so they can off and on the scooter. If these things are not present, then the person will likely need to use a wheelchair instead.

Today’s electric mobility scooters come in a variety of different models and styles. Before looking at anything else decide whether you want a three or four wheel model. In deciding, think about where you will use your scooter for the most part.

All scooters operate in the same basic way, using a steering column or tiller, which is basically a set of handlebars with controls. Everything is controlled with these hand operated controls, from stopping and starting, to speed and turning.

An electric mobility scooter is easy enough for almost anyone to operate, even if you’ve never driven. Most scooters are battery operated and it’s a simple matter of plugging the charger into a standard outlet to recharge the battery.

Physical impairments shouldn’t keep anyone from being involved in daily activities or getting together with family and friends. Electric mobility scooters can restore an independent lifestyle and bring back the joy of living.

Article extracted from mobility journals and adapted with local content.

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