Most people go about their day without so much as a second thought in their minds as to how they will physically get around. Instead, they just hop in the car, jump on a bicycle, or take another form of mass transit. However, for those who have a physical disability, suddenly, you have to consider things that you never considered before.
FACT: In 2016, there were approximately 282,000 people who were estimated to have a spinal cord injury. [source]
Something as simple as operating a motor vehicle, cooking, doing household chores or even picking up your children for a hug – can all present a challenge where none previously existed. For this reason (and others), we proudly offer a variety of mobility products and adaptive equipment to help those with spinal cord injuries (as well as other physical disabilities) move around a little easier.
Mobility Equipment by Van Products
Adaptive equipment comes in varying forms. From driverless cars and adaptive cruise control technology to equipment that can help a physically disabled person take a bath – there is no doubt that this type of specialized equipment is enhancing people’s ability to function in their environment.
Van Products offers a variety of mobility products to help spinal cord injury patients (as well as other people faced with physical disabilities) more freedom of mobility to move around their home, place of business, or otherwise.
Some of the mobility products we offer include:
- Hand controls
- Wheelchair Tie Downs
- Automotive Seating
- Stair Lifts
- Wheelchair & Scooter Lifts
- Wheelchair Platform Lifts
- Wheelchair Ramps
- And more
We know how important it is to be able to move around independently, which is why we only sell the best mobility products from top brands that you can trust.
Helping Those With Spinal Cord Injuries
The National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Statistical Center reports that the annual incidence of SCI is approximately 54 cases per million in the United States or roughly 17,000 new SCI cases each year. People with spinal cord injuries benefit greatly from the use of adaptive equipment because of its ability to improve the quality of their lives.
Because many people with spinal cord injuries suffer from complete loss of mobility or partial mobility, the use of adaptive equipment has become that much more important – especially when it has been customized to the unique mobility issue faced by that person.
Part of this growing market of adaptive equipment is the use of handicap/wheelchair vans. According to Disabled-World.com:
In recent years, technological advances have introduced automotive adaptive devices which either reduce the physical effort required to control and/or operate a vehicle or alter the way in which driver control initiatives are applied to the vehicle control systems. These adaptive devices provide the possibility of driving a vehicle for many drivers with disabilities.
To learn more about spinal cord injuries, check out this spinal cord injury article by the Mayo Clinic. Live in the Raleigh, NC area? You can also get involved at the local level by visiting the North Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association (NCSIA).