Best Wheelchairs for Recovering from a Stroke
Comfortable seating makes a big difference in stroke recovery. A Broda wheelchair can help you maintain your mobility and independence after a stroke. At Broda, we focus on making our wheelchairs comfortable, safe, and easy to use. You don’t have to experience unnecessary pain or discomfort during your recovery due to an inexpensive, poorly designed wheelchair. Instead, you can choose from our wide selection of personalized seating solutions.
When to Introduce Mobility Equipment for Stroke Recovery
Can using a compensatory strategy like a wheelchair inhibit a person’s ability to recover fully after a stroke? Research findings indicate a growing body of evidence that early mobilization with equipment doesn’t appear to inhibit physical recovery – it may even facilitate it. Therefore, therapists should feel comfortable introducing rehabilitation and compensatory strategies side-by-side in practice.1 When using a wheelchair, it’s always best to focus on how a wheelchair can help the individual participate in activities that are most meaningful to them. For example, wheelchairs can help a person enjoy social gatherings, ride comfortably in vehicles, in addition to getting around their home.
Responsive to Your Comfort Needs
Broda wheelchairs are one-of-a-kind because the seating surface molds to your body, providing personalized comfort without expensive customizations. Rather than a flat, solid seat, our signature Comfort Tension Seating® system consists of unique suspension straps. These straps distribute weight evenly across the seating surface. The straps have memory retention, meaning that they spring back into place after the user is no longer sitting down and do not hammock like the seat of a standard wheelchair. If you have been dissatisfied with standard wheelchairs in the past, then Comfort Tension Seating® may be an excellent choice for you.
Broda Wheelchairs Help with Fatigue
If you’ve experienced a stroke, you know that fatigue can be a big problem. Broda pedal wheelchairs are easy to self-propel or allow a caregiver to move on your behalf. Additionally, the seat-to-floor height is adjustable to help your feet easily reach the floor. This can help reduce the fatigue associated with stroke recovery and spend more time on activities that are important to you. Broda rehab wheelchairs are
Maintaining Your Independence
With a suitable wheelchair and support, you can continue socializing and remain active and comfortable. Many Broda wheelchairs are compatible with our WC19 transport package, which allows the wheelchair to be used in vehicle travel. These packages are crash tested and certified to be safe for transportation. If maintaining your mobility and independence is a priority during stroke recovery, then a Broda wheelchair is an excellent choice.
Durable & High Quality
Broda manufactures each wheelchair in North America with premium materials. The frames are constructed with 16-gauge, powder-coated tubular steel, built to outlast any other wheelchair. We also offer an industry-leading 10-year frame warranty and a 2-year warranty on all wheelchair parts. You can be confident that your Broda wheelchair will last for as long as you need it, with minimal repairs.
If you’re looking for a reliable and comfortable wheelchair after a stroke, look no further than Broda. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn how Broda wheelchairs can help you during your recovery. Our team is here to help you find the perfect wheelchair for your needs. Contact us today to get started!
Boland, P., Levack, W., Perry, M., & Graham, F. (2016). Equipment provision after stroke: A scoping review of the use of personal care and mobility aids in rehabilitation. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(2), 73–88. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616664910