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    Reclining electric wheel chair

    Does anyone have advice on the most comfortable reclining electric wheelchair? Sitting upright is the most perfect torture for me. Also one that has straps that hold me to the seat so that I don't slump forward. At present I used a frame for the limited outside movement, but it would be nice to go for a "walk" with a friends dogs.

    #2
    If your chair is provided by Social Services it will have those features. They’ll need to assess your needs first though. A common make is Quickie. Mine is a Salsa Mini 2 and comes with tilt and recline functions as well as a seat strap.

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      #3
      Thank you Tony. I slipped through the net a little at first and now various services are jumping. As the neuro physio said the other day "there has been a balls up". Thank you again.

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        #4
        Salsa mini2

        Very good in confined spaces and adaptable..

        Doug
        Diagnosed April 2017

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          #5
          Thank you Doug Carpenter. Do you think it would be good for accompanying someone for a dog walk? As in, if the footpath was a little rutty. I am 6 foot 1 . It would just be nice to get the opportunity to get out other than in a vehicle. I have looked at most mobility scooter things for years and thought, I wouldn't be able to use those as I would be too upright and also the bumps would cause too much pain. It sounds like the Salse Mini2 is the answer.
          Thank you again to Doug and Tony

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            #6
            Yes. But do get assessed by wheelchair services or your OT. There are special neurochairs.

            Doug
            Diagnosed April 2017

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              #7
              Christopher Do you attend an MND Clinic or have an MND Nurse, Christopher?
              ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
              Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                #8
                Just saw this post and thought I was going mad 🤪…. but I did reply to this question in the introduce yourself thread 👍
                Foxes Never Quit 💙

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                  #9
                  Ellie and JamesW
                  I was not connected into the various services until very recently as I had been in denial and just hid away. The hospital a few weeks ago organised the home visit dieticians who were fantastic. The neuro physio last week (mentioned in another post) said there had been a "balls up". The speech people are coming this week too as I have lost most of my voice (the GP said not to talk). The neuro OTs have not done their home visit yet. For the last nine years every other reason was investigated for the falls that kept causing me to have operations. So it has taken stubborn me to finally listen to the third or fourth doctor who told me I had MND for me to listen. Even when I was told by a chap who had stuck a probe down my throat as I was having difficulty swallowing four years ago, that I had a neurological issue, I just thought, oh he means its in my head (a bit silly). So now all the services have jumped on me due to "rapid deterioration in neurological symptoms". When you live alone, you have no one who sees the changes. You just get on with it until something snaps, as it did recently.
                  So yesterday was the day when I finally worked out how to post on here.

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                    #10
                    Your Neuro OT Will assess your needs for a wheelchair and refer you to your local Wheelchair Services provider if necessary 👍
                    Foxes Never Quit 💙

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                      #11
                      Christopher Sorry, it's unclear to me from your post above - do you have a confirmed MND (ALS) diagnosis and if you have, perhaps you would be better off attending a specialist MND Clinic.
                      ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                      Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                        #12
                        Sorry Ellie yes, i do ramble on. I have a confirmed MND diagnosis, from many different neurologists as I didn't believe them. It took a very kind team at the local hospital while I was in bed to give me guidance recently. So the guidance and assistance I have received on here has been amazing too.
                        As we know it is a diagnosis by exclusion and have had the last ten years having many operations on shoulders and elbows and spine after falls and tests for everything else under the sun. Probably didn't help that I had the diversion of ankylosing spondylitis and a cyst on the brain as well. So can just about talk and swallow now, sprained my neck last week because I washed my face (laugh).
                        In every storm there is calm behind the headland.
                        Thank you again.

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                          #13
                          My husband had an invacare TDX. It did everything, up, down, tilt, lay flat. We had to buy it as wheelchair services wouldn’t provide one as he could potter about the house. It was great, we could still walk the dog together.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Jackie R View Post
                            My husband had an invacare TDX. It did everything, up, down, tilt, lay flat. We had to buy it as wheelchair services wouldn’t provide one as he could potter about the house. It was great, we could still walk the dog together.
                            Thank you Jackie R for your advice. It would be great to get out of the house and go for a "walk". Thank you.

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                              #15
                              I've got a quickie mini, can manage walks in forest but a bit bone shaky at times
                              would like an off roader 😆 the grandkids would love that

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