We’ve all heard the benefits of standing, but that can often be difficult for people with paralysis. However, the Standing Wheelchair allows those with disabilities to stand whenever and wherever they want.
I spoke with Scott Liesch, of The Standing Wheelchair Company, and he described how the chair has helped him stay healthy while living with a spinal cord injury. The chair allows people to take pressure off of their hips and buttocks, stretch their leg muscles and be at eye level with others that are standing.
The chair comes in three configurations, depending on the person’s needs:
- manual chair with manual standing
- power chair with manual standing
- power chair with power standing
In the video, Scott uses a power chair with manual standing. Medicare insurance does not cover the standing wheelchair, but some private insurance companies will help fund the chair. Even if you are denied the first time, you may be approved on the second attempt.