Can I Exercise In a Motorized Wheelchair?
Yes, you can exercise in a motorized wheelchair through specifically designed programs focused on stretching and strength building.
Today, many people who are confined to wheelchairs think they will never have the ability to exercise or be able to perform simple stretches. This is no longer the case thanks to the Redman Power Chair. Our motorized wheelchair can stretch and exercise your body, using a process we call Chairapy Wheelchair Yoga.
The Chief 107-ZRX, our unique model of power wheelchair, makes it possible for users to exercise like never before. This model by Redman Power Chair allows you to move into multiple positions such as lying flat, sitting down, or even standing upright. Doing so creates movements similar to various yoga positions, while also gaining many related health benefits. In addition, Chairapy Yoga enhances your physical and mental well-being by positioning your body in any position desired, allowing stretching and flexing of various muscle groups.
What kind of exercise can you do in a wheelchair?
There are various forms of exercise you can do in a wheelchair. Before you start, consult a physician or physical therapist to make sure that the exercises you do will not cause any pain or damage. The main form of exercise accessible to wheelchair users is muscle stretching. You can stretch your arms, shoulders, back, and even your legs. These stretches, such as the Head Tilt, the Shoulder Shrug or Palms Up can help relieve tension and stiffness all over the body (OSUMC, 2019).
If you use a standing wheelchair, such as the Redman Power Chair, you may be able to benefit from other, more extensive forms of exercise. Changing the bodies position from sitting to standing, or even lying flat, can open up lower body movements and put less pressure on your joints.
Why should you exercise in your wheelchair?
You should exercise in your wheelchair because exercise has been proven to improve health conditions, prevent disease, boost energy and improve overall mood (Mayo, 2019). The Redman Power Chair goes a step further and allows for a more natural movement that is safe and comfortable for the user.
Moreover then maneuverability options, it also decreases the likelihood of skin damage when changing positions. While your movement may be limited, a power wheelchair can help you get back your freedom as well as your health. Look for our new video on how to use the Redman Power Chair to move and exercise like you have never been able to before
.If you do not already own a Redman Power Chair and would like to learn more, contact us today to schedule a free demo of our reclining, standing and relaxing power wheelchair. You can also contact us for more information about insurance coverage, funding and finance options, and frequently asked questions.
Gain your mobility back today and reach out to learn about all the opportunities provided by the Redman Power Chair. You will be glad that you did.
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