Why Proper Wheelchair Fitting Matters
Most people think that providing a wheelchair is a simple matter of buying one and giving it away.
This couldn’t be farther from the truth!
In order to avoid harm to the user and give the user the greatest degree of independence and mobility, wheelchair provision needs to include a whole series of steps starting with an initial screening and assessment and ending with a proper fitting and adjustment. In many cases, follow up soon after provision is also necessary.
Proper wheelchair provision is important to Whirlwind because it significantly increases the benefit to wheelchair riders, our reason for existence.
We do our best to see to it that our chairs are provided in accordance with the World Health Organization’s Guidelines On The Provision Of Manual Wheelchairs In Less-Resourced Settings!