Standing for short periods at a time every day has numerous health benefits for wheelchair users. Not only are their physical health benefits, but there are also benefits to the wheelchair user’s mental health. If you are considering including standing rehabilitation into your daily life, consider this KARMA standing wheelchairs.
The benefits of standing wheelchairs
Physically, the benefits of a standing wheelchair include reducing pressure sores, reducing muscle soreness, and slows down osteoporosis. Sitting and laying down all day can decrease the user’s bone density that can’t be combated by only taking supplements. In order for the body to absorb calcium, the bones need to be stimulated, which is the only way to slow down osteoporosis. Therefore, standing is the only way to increase bone density and maintain healthy bones.
Not only are there physical benefits, but a standing wheelchair can also have a positive impact on a person’s mental health. A standing wheelchair increases self-confidence and the user’s sense of independence. Often wheelchair users can feel like they’re at a disadvantage because of the height difference from a sitting position, however standing puts the user at eye level with their peers. They can also access bookshelves etc. without the assistance of others, thus accelerating their freedom and independence.
Ergo Stand is KARMA’s iconic power wheelchair with power standing function. This compact and highly adjustable wheelchair is suitable for both use indoor and outdoors. The narrow wheelbase makes the chair easy to navigate around the home, along with the front-wheel drive wheels that make turning in small spaces simple and easy.
Not only is the Ergo Stand capable of utilizing the health benefits of standing for the wheelchair user, but the Ergo Stand can also recline 80°-120°. Reclining in the wheelchair can redistribute sitting pressure and allows the user to relax comfortably in the wheelchair.
It’s imperative to the user’s safety to consult a doctor and/or therapist before trying and purchasing a standing wheelchair. Although there are numerous health benefits, not everyone is suitable for every type of wheelchair.