Depending on the functional impairments of a patient, physiotherapy over short or long periods may be required, whether at hospital, at home or both.
Functional impairment as a result of apoplexy can cause problems in terms of managing everyday activities at home or at work, caused for example by paralysis of the legs or arms on either side of the body. Many people find that they tire quickly, have difficulty getting into and up from a sitting position, have poor balance, difficulty walking, trouble standing up for long periods or holding kitchen utensils and cutlery, while some people also experience problems with orientation.
VELA has a wide selection of customised chairs, sit-stand chairs and electric wheelchairs, which can make everyday life easier and offer more independence for people with functional impairment as a result of apoplexy.
If you have slight functional impairment, for example poor balance or difficulty walking, a customised chair or sit-stand chair can significantly improve your daily life:
Increased mobility: The user can easily 'walk' the chair forward, and thereby move around without assistance while sitting in the chair.
Greater safety: Users who have poor standing balance, for example, benefit from the extra safety and peace of mind afforded by the central brake system. This means that the chair remains completely stationary when the user gets up or sits down. The armrests offer added safety and support and help the user to lower themselves slowly and safely into the chair.
Easier operation: If the user has reduced strength in their hands, special easy-to-operate handles and switches can be fitted.
Improved sitting posture: Users achieve a comfortable and ergonomically correct sitting posture, as the seat and backrest can be adjusted according to different situations and needs.
More comfort and support: It is possible to purchase extra padding for the seat, backrest and armrests as well as various seat cushions such as pressure-relief seat cushions, which promote comfort and ease pain.