Mobility Scooters are commonly sighted on many streets, their improved designs come with three or five wheels and they can include shade, horn, lights and storage space.
But are they the right fit for you?

If you are experiencing mobility difficulties, a mobility scooter can assist you to manage long distances outside of home. This could mean that you can go to the shops or visit your friend independently. Studies have shown that mobility scooter users viewed their devices positively as they give them a sense of independence, satisfaction and well-being.

On the other hand, research has indicated that mobility scooters can lead to more sedentary behaviours which can impact your health negatively. Mobility scooters can also be dangerous if you experience memory, cognition or visual issues.

Occupational therapists and physiotherapists from MyRehab Team can assess your eligibility for a mobility scooter and help you make an informed decision.
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