How do you qualify for a power wheelchair?
Furthermore, what conditions require a wheelchair?
Medical Conditions Requiring A Wheelchair
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Breast Cancer.
- Cerebral Palsy.
- Congestive Heart Failure.
Also know, how can I get a free wheelchair?
Ask a GP, physiotherapist or hospital staff to refer you to your local wheelchair service for an assessment. You'll need to do this before you can get an NHS wheelchair. The local wheelchair service will decide if you need a wheelchair and, if so, what type. You might be able to get a voucher.
Some people use wheelchairs because it's dangerous for them to walk. They can pass out or collapse. Others use them because walking is painful and causes dislocations (I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and fibromyalgia and this is the case for me).