Treat Your Butt Right!

Treat Your Butt Right!

When I was paralyzed about nine years ago, I, like many of us at the beginning, had little idea about everything that quadriplegia would entail. I knew nothing about what my bladder & bowel care would be like. I didn't know that I wouldn't be able to use my triceps even though I could lift my arms, nor that I wouldn't have hand function. Basically, I thought I was going to be capable of everything except using my legs to walk.

Posted on 6/2/2020


COVID-19 Tips for Wheelchair Users

COVID-19 Tips for Wheelchair Users

Greetings from Beneficial Designs. My name is Peter Axelson. I am a wheelchair user, designer, and engineer, and I am reaching out today with important information regarding COVID-19 precautions to be taken by wheelchair users.

Posted on 5/19/2020


7 Fun (and Accessible) Things to Do While Self-Isolating

7 Fun (and Accessible) Things to Do While Self-Isolating

During this time of self-isolation, you may find yourself with more free time at home. While this situation can be overwhelming and you may find it difficult to be productive at home, these seven fun and accessible things to do are perfect for filling some free time, and are great options for spending a few minutes before work or winding down after work.

Posted on 5/5/2020


Questions to Ask When Getting a New Power Wheelchair

Questions to Ask When Getting a New Power Wheelchair

Whether it's your first power wheelchair or your third, selecting the right one for you is a personal process. There are pros and cons to many chairs out there, and much like driving a car, it's all about how it feels and suits your unique needs. Here are just a few tips to consider when thinking about your next power wheelchair purchase.

Posted on 4/21/2020


The American Wheelchair Bowling Association

The American Wheelchair Bowling Association

The American Wheelchair Bowling Association (AWBA) was founded in 1961 by Richard Carlson and 13 other men in wheelchairs who wanted to bowl and would not take "no" for an answer. Over the last 59 years, the AWBA has grown to over 500 members around the country, competing in seven regional tournaments and one National Championship.

Posted on 4/7/2020


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