Mobility

As our bodies age, we are not able to maintain the same level of movement as we could in our younger years. But with the advancement of technology, it is possible to love a fulfilled and healthy life even if you are not able to move as much as you once did.

Mobility aids and devices can help you from moving from your bed to the toilet, as well as transport you across seven seas to visit a different continent.

This section aims answering all your questions about mobility devices that can help seniors and the disabled lead a more complete life.

How To Pick The Best Walker

Walkers are generally used by people who are unable to walk without support and cannot balance themselves properly. The condition might be temporary or permanent. Whichever the situation is, when…

The 7 Best Upright Walkers For Seniors 

Here is my list of the seven best upright walkers for seniors, based on my personal research. As we grow old simple tasks such as walking, sitting, and standing can…

Can People in a Wheelchair Scuba Dive?

Scuba diving is one of those activities that is on almost everyone’s bucket list, even for those people who may be in a wheelchair.  Just being in a wheelchair doesn’t…

How To Make Your Car Wheelchair Accessible?

Stuck in a wheelchair but love to drive? Here’s how to make your car wheelchair accessible so that you can enjoy your drive comfortably. We use cars for traveling, shopping…

How To Get A Wheelchair At The Airport

Are you a wheelchair user and are planning to travel by air? Do not plan your trip without reading this guide on how to get a wheelchair at the airport….

Your Guide To 2 Seater Disability Scooters

Planning to buy a 2 Seater Disability Scooter? Don’t go ahead without reading this comprehensive guide first! Sometimes, due to old age or injury, people lose mobility and have trouble…

Best Walker For Balance Problems

In this article, I will talk about the best walker for balance problems and some other good options for you to consider. For a quick summary, you can see the…

Can an Electric Wheelchair Get Wet?

Having an electric wheelchair can make it so much easier to get around when you have mobility issues – especially if you need to run errands or be in and…

How to Dispose of an Electric Wheelchair

When it comes to electric wheelchairs, we all do our best to take care of the equipment given to us. These assistive devices are expensive to purchase and they can…

Where Can I Donate an Electric Wheelchair?

An electric wheelchair is a great tool to help give mobility and independence to those who may otherwise be stuck at home, or left relying on other people to help…

Upright Walker vs Rollator

Upright walker vs rollator: what’s the difference? Let’s find out! Nearly 24% of adults above 65 need some or the other form of mobility aids. We all know the reasons:…

How Safe Are Upright Walkers?

How safe are upright walkers? Let’s take a look. Many readers have asked me: how safe are upright walkers? So, I decided to investigate this question in detail. When you…

Can You Rent An Upright Walker?

Everyone cannot afford an upright walker. But can you rent an upright walker? The short answer is yes but read on to know more. After their coverage on TV, upright walkers…

Where Can I Buy An Upright Walker?

Where can I buy an upright walker? We will answer this question for you in this informative guide. When people grow older, they find it difficult to walk or stand…

How to Protect Hardwood Floors From Walkers

Using a walker can help with your mobility and help keep you independent around your home, but when you’re dragging it across the floors a walker can cause damage to…

Alternative To Tennis Balls On A Walker

Are you seeking an alternative to tennis balls on a walker because they keep getting worn out? Read on to know more. Walkers are a common mobility aid for the…

A Guide on How to Get a Wheelchair for Free

One of the challenges faced by the differently-abled is a lack of easily accessible information about the different programs and facilities available to make life easier. With this article, we…

A Guide on How to Get a Mobility Scooter for Free

Advances in technology have made a huge difference to the quality of life and the possibilities of mobility available to the differently-abled. Different mobility aids are now available in varied…

How Much Do Crutches Cost?

The WHO World Report on Disability states that 15% of the total world population faces some or the other form of disability. Out of these, 2-4% have severely deranged functions….

Do You Need Crutches With a Walking Boot?

In medical science, geriatric or elderly people are treated as a separate category in themselves for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The reason for this remains that not only are they…

How to Weigh Someone in a Wheelchair?

Weighing yourself regularly is critical to keeping healthy. More so, for someone who is wheelchair-bound and has limited mobility. If you have been wondering, how to weigh someone in a…

How to Keep Warm in a Wheelchair

Winters can be beautiful, especially, early mornings or evenings can be surreal. Who can blame you if you want to be outdoors to enjoy that kind of weather? If you…

7 Best Wheelchairs With Commode

In this article, we have reviewed the best wheelchairs with a commode. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot of the top 6. As…

How to Choose a Wheelchair for the Elderly?

Welcome to the definitive guide on “How to choose a wheelchair for the elderly?”. We will help you every step of the way, simplify technical terms, and give you an…

Most Comfortable Wheelchairs

In this article, we have reviewed the most comfortable wheelchairs. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot of the top ones. “Aerodynamically the bumblebee…

Best Manual Travel Wheelchair

There are close to 2.7 million wheelchair users[1] in the United States, and with an aging population, this number is growing rapidly. While electric wheelchairs give wheelchair users freedom of…

Best Wheelchair Footrest Pads

We have reviewed the best wheelchair footrest pads. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot of the top 6. There are 2.7mn wheelchair users…

Our Favorite Rollator Walker Accessories

In this article, we have reviewed some of our favorite rollator walker accessories. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot of the top 6….

Best Narrow Walkers for Seniors

We have reviewed the best narrow walkers for seniors. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot of the top 6. Walkers for seniors are…

Best Stroller For Wheelchair Users

In this article, we have reviewed the best stroller for wheelchair users. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot of the top ones. The…

Best Pediatric Wheelchairs

In this article, we have reviewed the best pediatric wheelchairs. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot. Or you can scroll down for detailed…

Best Walking Aids for Elderly

We have reviewed the Best Walking Aids For Elderly. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot of the top 6. As per a research…

Top 10 Coolest Wheelchairs

In this article, we have reviewed the top 10 coolest wheelchairs. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot of the top ones. The only…

How To Use A Rolling Walker Properly

As our parents or loved ones grow old, their muscles weaken, and their stamina decreases, which often causes them difficulties in maintaining balance and stability while walking or standing. Usually,…

Best Pink and Purple Wheelchairs

In this article, we have reviewed the best pink and purple wheelchairs. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot of the top ones. There…

Best Bariatric Rollator Walkers

In this article, we have reviewed the best bariatric rollator walkers. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot of the top 5. According to…

Best Beach Wheelchairs

We have reviewed the best beach wheelchairs. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot of the top 5. Did you know there are 2.7…

5 Best Umbrellas for Wheelchairs

Life for the approximately 2.7 million people in a wheelchair [1] can be a challenge. Apart from the burden of disability, these individuals may also lose a degree of their…

The Best Dogs for Someone in a Wheelchair

Most people think that dog is a man’s best friend. But for those suffering from a physical disability, their canine companion can be much more than just their best friend….

Best Wheelchairs for Stroke Patients

In this article, we have reviewed the best wheelchairs for stroke patients. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot. Or you can scroll down…

6 Best Wheelchairs for Hajj

We have reviewed the best wheelchairs for Hajj. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot. Or you can scroll down for detailed product reviews….

11 Best Wheelchair Carriers

Adding a wheelchair carrier to your vehicle can truly allow you to go places. In this article, we review the best wheelchair carriers for you. If you are in a…

How to Prevent Stooping in Old Age?

It is common to see elderly people stooped or hunched over. But if we take precautions early, it is possible to prevent stooping as we age. In this article, we…

Trays and Baskets for Walkers

We have reviewed the best trays and baskets for walkers. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot. Or you can scroll down for detailed…

Best Hemi Walkers for Seniors

We have reviewed the best Hemi walkers for seniors. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot. Or you can scroll down for detailed product…

How to Install Wheelchair Tires

All wheelchairs typically come with their tires properly installed. Nonetheless it is wise to learn how to remove and reinstall tires on your wheelchair. If you know what you are…

How to Push a Wheelchair up a Steep Ramp

Your wheelchair, be it a manual or a battery-operated one, gives you great freedom in your everyday life, giving access to most of the public places like malls, theatres, beaches,…

Is a Knee Scooter Better than Crutches?

Recuperating from a broken ankle or foot can be a long and painful process. While you are trying to adjust to movement with the least amount of pain, you need…

5 Best Mobility Scooters for Outdoors

Below is a snapshot of the best mobility scooters for outdoors. We also review each of the products in detail below. “Being able to walk pain-free is a blessing. Being…

Best Crutches for Long Term Use

According to the US census, about 5% of the American population (about 16.5 million people) uses a cane, crutch or a walker1. A number of reasons may lead one to…

Best Wheelchair Cushions for Elderly

In this article, we have reviewed the best wheelchair cushions for the elderly. If you are in a hurry, the table below gives a quick snapshot. Or you can scroll…

Best Wheelchair Headrests

As you become accustomed to your wheelchair, over a period, you start spending more and more time on it. This is particularly true if you would need help from your…

Best Narrow Electric Wheelchairs

The primary benefit of a power wheelchair is that it gives you back your freedom and restores your access to most places, with minimal effort. However, if your wheelchair is…

Best Fitness Watch for Wheelchair Users

Although we have had the Paralympic Games since the 1950s, the wearable fitness tracker industry has been slower in adapting fitness and activity monitoring to the needs of those with…

How to Carry Things in a Wheelchair

When you have purchased a brand new wheelchair, you will take some time to get used to it. A self-propelled wheelchair takes significant upper body strength to drive forward using…

Best Wheelchair for Broken Leg

If you have ever gone through an episode of a broken leg, you might understand how difficult life can become with limitations on your mobility. A fracture or a broken…

Best Wheelchair for Scoliosis

In this article, we review wheelchairs for scoliosis. You can look at the quick snapshot below or scroll down for in-depth reviews. There are multiple conditions and diseases which may…

Best Wheelchair Tire Pump

The average user of a wheelchair postpones maintenance work on the wheelchair. Among such periodic activities that are postponed, non-maintenance of optimal tire pressure ranks quite high. But, if you…

5 Best Wheelchair Arm Rest Covers

Wheelchair armrest covers provide additional insulation, padding and enhance the life of your wheelchair. In this article, we review the best wheelchair arm rest covers for you. If you are…

6 Best Electric Wheelchairs in Canada

If you are looking to buy an electric wheelchair in Canada, you would probably be doing as much research as you would while buying a car. Sure enough, your wheelchair…

Best Electric Wheelchair Seat Covers

Most electric wheelchairs are cushioned. Many people like to cover their wheelchair cushions with seat covers for extra padding and easier cleaning. Here we will discuss the utility of a…

Best Knee Scooter for Foot Surgery

Here, we explore the best knee scooters for foot surgery. We look at each scooter’s pros and cons and how they can fit your needs. If you are in a…

What is a Knee Scooter?

A knee scooter is a non-motorized mobility aid with two three, or four wheels. It is used as an alternative to regular walkers, crutches, or cranes. A knee scooter includes…

7 Best Wheelchair Seat Belts

In this article we review the best wheelchair seat belts to augment your safety. If you are in a hurry, below is a quick snapshot of the top wheelchair seat…

Best Bags for Wheelchairs and Walkers

Helpandwellness.com is reader supported. At no extra cost to you, if you buy through any of our links, we may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn…

What is the Width of a Standard Wheelchair?

Do you know what is the width of a standard wheelchair? This article will answer this and several other queries that you may have about wheelchairs. The average width of…

How to Get a Wheelchair Up and Down Stairs

Your power or manual wheelchair has immense benefits for you. You have rediscovered your mobility and freedom on your wheelchair. It has helped you get back your access to most…

Best Places to Travel in a Wheelchair

It will take you a bit of time to settle in your wheelchair and get used to the controls. Also, spending significant time on your wheelchair requires some getting used…

12 Best Lightweight Transport Wheelchairs

In this article, we have reviewed the 12 best lightweight transport wheelchairs below. If you are in a hurry, have a look at the table below for a quick snapshot…

Best Power Wheelchair Batteries

If you have been a power wheelchair user for some time, you would already know that your batteries are the heart of your wheelchair. The heart stops beating and your…

12 Best Power Wheelchairs for Outdoor Use

Powered or electric wheelchairs are extremely convenient devices if you like being outdoors. With growing awareness about wheelchair-friendly construction and facilities, a good electric wheelchair goes a long way towards restoring…

How to Choose a Power Wheelchair?

Considering getting a power wheelchair for yourself or your elderly loved one? You’ve probably browsed the Internet and found yourself overwhelmed with too many choices and options available. Were here…

What is a Rollator Walker Used For?

A rollator walker is a mobility device that usually consists of a foldable frame connected to 3 or 4 wheels, with handlebars for holding and typically a seat for temporarily…