Ian Franks has MS and, because he has severe mobility problems, he is also a wheelchair user. Today he says don't be afraid to use wheelchairs, they are tools to help you get around and improve your independence.
Wheelchairs remain a fear in the minds of many of us who have grown up hearing the phrase “confined to a wheelchair”. While that is not part of our current language about disabilities, a fear still remains about needing to use one. In truth, however, a wheelchair is a tool that can make our lives … Continue reading Some thoughts on making your home wheelchair-friendly
Out and about independently in his wheelchair. Surfing the internet, for want of something better to do, I came across the old but now outdated expression ‘wheelchair bound’. It was in an article about MS published by Medical News Today in which Honor Whiteman wrote: “According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, around two thirds of people … Continue reading Wheelchairs enable users and restore independence