Wheelchairs, Scooters, the Alinker

the best types of wheelchairs and scooters for multiple sclerosis:

the revolutionary Alinker  //  all-terrain wheelchairs  //  ultra-lightweight travel scooters

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GUIDE

All-Terrain Manual Wheelchairs

ActiveMSers has reviewed and vigorously tested manual wheelchairs designed to handle the rigors of exploring the outdoors. The results of our off-road wheelchair evaluation surprised on a number of levels, and not just on the hiking trail.

22 min read

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GUIDE

Travel Mobility Scooters

Disability mobility scooters are a godsend if you have walking issues. The issue? Most are heavy and not easily portable without a lift. Enter the travel scooter: lightweight, nimble, and foldable. ActiveMSers tested and reviewed the best on the market.

9 min read

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PRESS

Wheelchair Buying Guide

Having used a wheelchair on and off since 2009, and full-time since 2018, Health Central turned to me for advice on what to look for when buying a new manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or scooter,
when you have multiple sclerosis.

7 min read

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FEATURE

Reviewing the Alinker

Walking aids for people tend to be straightforward: canes, poles or crutches for modest assistance, a rollator for more support, and then a full-on walker (tennis balls optional). But there is another radical option: The Alinker, the world’s first walking bike.

8 min read

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VIDEO

My Beach Wheelchair Experience

Going to the beach when you use a wheelchair or scooter used to be near impossible, but with the advent of beach wheelchairs—with huge, inflatable tires—exploring the sand once again became a
reality. The new danger? Getting swept out to sea!

0:31 min

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PRESS

How to Stay Social When You Are in a Wheelchair

There is a common misconception that people who use wheelchairs are “confined” or “trapped” in one. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead, look at wheelchairs as freeing, which is what I told the editors at Web MD.

4 min read

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DON'T MISS

  • The are essential rules to follow if you are going to be using handicap parking spaces [BLOG]

  • That time I decided to take matters into my own hands and managed to flip my wheelchair backwards at a very public concert [BLOG]

  • I discovered exploring Machu Picchu in a wheelchair is actually possible [BLOG]

  • Grocery store scooters with batteries that die are the bane of my existence [BLOG]

  • Using a wheelchair turned a dream vacation into an extraordinary one [FEATURE]

DIG DEEPER

  • 10 years before getting diagnosed, I wrote this inspiring ad for a disability advocate who uses a wheelchair, and it still resonates [BLOG]

  • When trying to tote a drink in a wheelchair meant making hard decisions [BLOG]

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