Monday, 11 August 2014

We Help You Move Your Steps

GPC Medical Limited is a pioneering international standard company that manufactures all kinds of mobility aids. A mobility aid specifically refers to different types of artificially made supportive aids that help an individual who is immobile to move.

Not able to move on your own is a very stranded and difficult situation for individuals. The feel of being not independent and always insecure about your own steps can be emotionally hurting too. However, there are various mobility aids to help you become mobile on your own depending upon the nature of your immobility.
 

Mobility Aids are Helpful to Whom?


Mobility aids although used as a generalized term to help in the mobility of people suffering from the ability to move on their own has specific requirements for different patients with different needs.

Aged People - As we grow older, our bones begin to lose their strength, and as a result, we are not able to carry our own weight. Although not all old people require mobility aids but as per the health of an individual the elder people may need mobility aids. A mobility aid would help an elderly feel good and more secure about moving without support of another individual.   It helps the elderly person feel more independent and boosts their self-respect.  

During the Recovery Period after a Surgery - After a surgery the patient is weak and needs to recoup and get back on his feet. The surgeries may be of different nature. The ones that are directly related to walking may need more time to recover as compared to others. Knee replacement surgeries or spinal surgeries may take longer as compared to others. Mobility aids are a boon at this time to help the patient remain mobile and have the freedom to move with assistance from the directed mobility aid by the physician.

After an Accident or Injury - An accident or an injury may make the person unable to move during the recovery period. During this period also the mobility aids can be of great help again depending upon the gravity of the injury and the nature of the fracture. As directed by the physician the mobility aids can help the person remain mobile during this period.

Overweight People - There is an increasing population who is growing towards obesity, especially in developed and developing countries. The extra burden of weight on your knees and spine can make the person immobile or lends to difficulty in moving over a period of time. Mobility aids can help obese people transfer some of the body weight on to the walking aids helping the person to move.

Disabled People - People with chronic disabilities and an assistance required for their movements  also use the mobility aids to help in their movements.
 

What are Mobility Aids?

Folding Walker with Wheels
Folding Walker with Wheels

A mobility aid is a comprehensive term used for devices that help an individual move. With the assistance from the mobility device the person with inability to move on their own can become mobile either with assistance or by simply using the mobile aids. It helps to resurrect the independence of movements for the person suffering from immobility. 

Walking Aids - Walking aids like canes, crutches, walkers, walker gait hybrid, and gait trainers help the needy to transfer their weight to the walking aid and hold them with the centre fold of the gravity. These walking aids help to transfer the weight from the spine and the knees to the walking aid being used. The additional support given by these walking aids helps the person to move more confidently and with an air of independence.

Folding Wheelchair
Folding Wheelchair
Wheel Chairs - Wheel chairs are a very important mobility aid. It becomes a substitute for walking for the immobile patient. There are two types of wheel chairs. Manually operated wheel chair or electrically operated wheel chair. Depending upon the need of the patient and the ability and purpose for moving the wheel chairs are used.

Mobility Scooters - They are very helpful for people with balance of their foot and ability to hold the handles of the scooter to become mobile without being insecure. They are usually used by the elderly to move around on the streets and also get their own shopping done, offloading the burden on the mobile scooter.

Rollator - A rollator is also an assistance moving aid for increasing the mobility for people who can walk but still need assistance to off load the burden from their legs. It is like a wheeled walker.

Staircase Lifts - These are specialized mobility devices to help the patient move up and down the stairs without using their own legs. They are customized as per the need of the place they are to be used at.

GPC Medical Limited manufactures a complete range of these mobile aids to provide its customers the specific mobility aid. We undoubtedly give you the best mobility aids available in the market and deal with the specific requirements of the patient’s need. Since, each individual has a different need a physician should be referred to before buying the mobility aid.

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