Dave’s story

Invacare alber emotion wheels

I’d like to share this with you and your customers to thank you for the support you’ve given, and also to give you my experiences in the hope that it helps other people. I have until recently been using a power wheelchair to get around. I relied on the power chair to take me everywhere; indoors and out, and it was great. I was put off using a manual chair due to my lack of strength and fatigue when pushing the wheels, and my hands have poor manual dexterity.

However, a recent health scare has made me rethink my mobility issues and being in a power chair, although reliable and will go almost anywhere, I decided I needed to become more active and remain independent for as long as possible. Also, a downside with a power chair is that it can’t easily be transported in a car.

I did a great deal of searching on the internet and discovered that the e-motion wheels will fit many manual wheelchairs, so I made the decision to switch back to a manual chair fitted with power assist wheels. 

I surprised everyone with my decision including myself, but can’t believe the difference it has made and it has been one of the best decisions of my life.  I’m 65 years old and although I’ve had a few goes at getting to grips with the emotion wheels, I now feel more confident in using them and it's really changing my lifestyle and helping to get me fitter.

Thank you once again for your help!


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