LIFE IS A RIDE... IN A WHEELCHAIR
Text: By Šárka Jelínková, Zuzana Gregorová, occupational therapists
Propulsion is a repetitive upper limb movement to turn the wheels of a wheelchair. It’s part and parcel of getting around and one of the most important skills of anyone in a wheelchair.
That’s why learning to do it right is critical.
Adverse effects of a bad movement stereotype won’t be long in coming. They are more pronounced when riding long distance, but even when moving around indoors, it’s essential to pay attention to proper form. The ergonomics of sitting, working, and doing sports is very important, but equally important is finding time to relax and recover. It’s up to each individual to decide how to take care of their body.