Living Life In A Wheelchair

Living Life Lab | Living With Physical Disability

Living with a physical disability brings a unique set of challenges. It creates the necessity to carefully consider each an individual is to complete each task. Beyond the tasks that keeps an individual alive hobbies need to be re-learned to accommodate the special needs of the body and outings require advanced planning. Our Living With Physical Disability tip of the week are themed around education, quality of life and equipping you for maximizing your quality of life and independence.

Tip Of The Week: Tip #13

  • Ask your health care team for training in using a reacher - grabber. This tool acts as an extension of your arm. This will allow you to avoid moving and bending in ways that aren't compatible with your body. This is an option to improve your independence, quality of life and possibly boost your morale.

Check back again on Wednesday March 11th 2020 for another tip