Second-Chair BluesBy Ball, Marty; Sports 'N Spokes, Vol. 29, No. 2, p. 46
Publication Date: March 2003
Article stresses the importance of having a second wheelchair, which yields less wear and tear on a primary chair, and allows for a ready-made alternative if the primary wheelchair has problems that make it unusable. The author also stresses that it is necessary to have different wheelchairs for different settings. For example, someone who lives and works in a rural area with relatively unpredictable terrain, yet who visits the smooth sidewalks of the city on occasion would benefit from having a chair for each setting. The author also stresses that many people enjoy sports and recreation activities that require specialized wheelchairs. Considerations for dealing with insurance companies are considered.
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