posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 11:57 AM
reply to post by VonDoomen
well im not a wheel chair bound person... but, sadly my cousin is. she has cerebral palsy and cannot walk at all without help... she has a light
weight normal wheel chair and a VERY heavy, clumsy electric one...
i can tell you that many people i know who are wheel chair bound do other exercises anyway... for example; my cousin goes to lots of different
exercise/activity classes - firstly, it means she has a larger social life (a very good one at that!) - secondly, because she goes to different
classes, they exercise different parts of the body - thirdly, she really enjoys the classes, it makes her feel better about herself, and more
importantly makes her happy..!
i definitely do not think that her main source of physical activity is propelling herself around in her chair... one reason is that she doesnt like it
because it hurts her arms. shes only a wee thing, stands at about 4' 9", she has the tiniest arms and legs and she can only push herself around for
so long... and because she does so many other activities and exercises - she has no need for that to be her main source of activity. also shes always
been able to lift herself up using her arms, even when she was small... i suppose because of her being so light this helps her alot.
but this new chair looks fantastic..! im going to send her the link and see what she thinks... i will let you all know if she gets back to me with a