Wheelchair is the best choice

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Is it interesting to know where the idea of making a wheelchair came from and who the inventor is? The fact is that the first wheelchair history is not so clear, but there are some stories about that. There’s an uncertain story about the invention of the first wheel-chair in 1595, which was called an invalid’s chair, and it was made for King Philip II of Spain. The invertor is unknown. The idea was to design a means of transport primarily for the wealthy.

Later in 1655, a self-propelling chair on a three-wheel chassis was made by Stephen Farfler, a disabled paraplegic watchmaker. In 1783, Bath, a wheelchair with two large wheels and a small one, was built by John Dawson of Bath, England. Like many other vehicles, wheelchairs have a long history. Today, wheelchairs are means which take you anywhere.

In a simple word, this vehicle is a chair with wheels designed for the transportation of the people who have difficulty walking. This difficulty can be caused by various factors such as illness, injury, old age problems, or disability. These problems can cause:

  • Spinal cord injuries: paraplegia, hemiplegia or quadriplegia
  • Broken leg(s)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain injury
  • Osteogenesis imperfect
  • Motor neuron disease (MND)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular dystrophy (MD)
  • Spina bifida
  • And so on

These vehicles are in a wide variety of different needs of the users. The seats may differ for the other one because of the usage. Some are individualized controls, and some are electrical or work with batteries. Some made for particular activities like sports, and some made for the beach. No matter you can’t walk, or you can’t run! These manual or electrical tools are here to take you as far as you want to go.

Wheelchair and sports

Thanks to technology, wheel-chairs help you go wherever you want to do and do whatever you want to do. Even people with walking problems wish to be sportsmen or sportswomen, and wheel-chairs or power wheelchair help them make their wishes come true. If you have doubts, please google these names and see how wheel-chairs are helpful in different parasports—Dan Stevens, Natalie du Toit, Kyle Maynard, etc.

Sports for wheelchair users

See? No matter if you have problems with your legs. The different kinds of wheel-chairs and powered wheelchair are designed to help you walk, run, or even doing your favorite sport.

RaceRunning is somehow a new parasport. If you want to know more about RaceRunning and its vehicle (Racerunner Bike) or the classifications part 1part 2, and part 3, click here.

ParaVida Sport is a place that you can find what you need for your favorite sports. If you are interested, you can check out our online store.

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