Do It Right!

March 2010
PN;Mar2010, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p20
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The article provides tips in selecting the proper wheelchair for people with spinal-cord injury (SCI) in the U.S. It suggests the importance of considering the physician's advice since they often prescribe wheelchairs that justifies the specific type and options needed for SCI patients. It advises to read wheelchair reviews to identify the best that fits the patient's needs and explores the manual-wheelchair types and options as well as the power wheelchairs.


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