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The mobility scooter is one the best kinds of mobility devices you can buy. They are ideal for those who have reduced mobility. With this device they can still go places when they want without having to rely on others for assistance.
Mobility scooters provide all the functions of a wheelchair but in the form of a scooter. The user does not need to have some upper body strength to steer the handle bar. They are better for piece of mobility equipment for individuals who don’t have the strength to push themselves.
Before You Buy, Do Research
These scooters are readily available at medical supply stores. If you are trying to figure out which one to buy or if you are looking for deals, you best bet is to research online first. You often find better deals online compared to the regular stores. Some online stores only specialize in mobility scooters.
Mobility scooters fall into 4 main categories: travel, 3-wheel, 4 wheel and heavy duty scooters. The various categories have specific qualities suited for different groups of disabled people.
Only When You Need It
Travel scooters are perfect for those who don’t need or use a scooter regularly. They are often lighter compared to other scooters and can be taken apart for storage. The user is often able to take the scooter out on their own when needed and put it back when they are done.
3 and 4 wheel scooters aren’t too different in their standard models. Stability is the main difference between the two, with the 4 wheel scooters being more stable and usually last longer, but 3 wheel scooters are more maneuverable.
3 wheel scooters should only be used indoors on flat surfaces. Scooters with 4-wheels are better for people who plan to be out doors or go off road.
Heavy-duty scooters are designed to carry heavier weights, as much as 500 to 1,000 pounds. As a result these scooters are sturdier and heavier and if you plan on using it with a vehicle you will need a lift.
They are great for those who love the outdoors. Their wheel base is wider and higher clearance which means they can easily travel over different terrains.
For those who need to get around, the mobility scooter is a great piece of mobility equipment. If you are lacking in upper body strength these scooters are perfect for you and help you to regain some of your independence and freedom.
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