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The most effective wheelchair for individuals, who suffer from paraplegia, is a manual wheelchair. People who live with paraplegia have to use the assistance of a chair in order to get around.
If the individual is still able to move their arms and hands, they can use a manual wheelchair with big wheels in order to be able to self-propel without assistance.
Suffering from Loss of Motor Skills
If someone suffering from paraplegia cannot self-propel without aid, then they can also look into an electric scooter or power wheelchair. This would help them get around if they are suffering from weakness, or loss of motor skills in the arms and hands.
Most professionals will recommend that a paraplegic should have both a manual wheelchair and a power chair.
This is so that the person can switch to and from, depending on the situation. Sometimes they can grow tired when pushing a manual chair, so they can switch to their power wheelchair when this sort of thing occurs.
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