Best Wheelchairs for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are complex conditions. When caring for a person with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), finding the right seating and mobility solution is critical. Every TBI is unique, so there’s no concrete timeline for how and when a person will recover. Recovery may occur over a span of weeks to years. Having a comfortable, well-built wheelchair can increase independence and quality of life.
Balance Problems after a Traumatic Brain Injury
Some people experience balance impairments following a TBI. Impaired balance increases a person’s fall risk and leaves the possibility of further injury. When choosing a wheelchair for brain injury recovery, it’s best to choose a high-quality wheelchair with a stable frame. This will help to prevent the chair from tipping over and make it easier for the user to get in and out of the chair.
Broda offers a variety of wheelchairs that are perfect for people who have experienced a brain injury and resulting balance impairments. Our pedal wheelchairs can contribute to building new neural connections through proprioceptive input. These wheelchairs feature a low seat-to-floor height, allowing the user to self-propel with their hands or feet. Some also include our Dynamic Rocking feature, which mimics the soothing motion of your favorite rocking chair. This feature can be turned on or off, depending on the level of activity desired.
Broda wheelchairs have many adjustable features, so you can be sure you’re getting the best, most personalized support. If your needs change at any point in your recovery journey, it’s easy to make adjustments and swap out accessories at home. For example, many of our wheelchairs have adjustable arm supports, leg supports, seat widths, and seat-to-floor height. The adaptability of your Broda wheelchair can help you meet your rehabilitation milestones.
Patients who experience a traumatic brain injury often exhibit cognitive challenges,1 Patients may have problems with memory, attention, and executive function. As a result, it’s important to choose a wheelchair that is well built with safety in mind.
Our wheelchairs are designed for safe, easy operation. For example, many of our wheelchairs feature tilt and recline and include caregiver friendly instructions. Broda wheelchairs are easy to propel giving the user the greatest level of independence in many settings. The arm supports can be raised, lowered, or even removed, making it easier to perform standing transfers and side transfers.
The Perfect Seating Solution for Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you’re looking for a wheelchair that will give you or your loved one the best possible recovery experience, then look no further than Broda. Our wheelchairs provide comfort and support during brain injury rehabilitation. If you or a loved one is recovering from a brain injury, then consider investing in a Broda wheelchair. With their high-quality construction and personalized fit, Broda wheelchairs will help you or your loved one stay comfortable during the long road to recovery.
Watanabe, L. (2012, March). Traumatic brain injury & seating. Mobility Management. Retrieved May 9, 2022, from https://mobilitymgmt.com/Articles/2012/03/01/Traumatic-Brain-Injury-Seating.aspx