The Standing Wheelchair – Scott Liesch Interview

Scott Liesch in the Standing Wheelchair

Scott Liesch in the Standing Wheelchair

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:

  1. manual chair with manual standing
  2. power chair with manual standing
  3. 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.

About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.
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3 Responses to The Standing Wheelchair – Scott Liesch Interview

  1. Wes Davidson says:

    Hi Alex,

    Seems like a really great idea!

    Best regards, Wes Davidson (bd. member)

    On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 8:53 AM, Tuesday Talk With Alex wrote:

    > Tuesday Talk With Alex posted: “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 > Wh”

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