Today, Derek Moxam talks about adapting to life in a wheelchair, sharing his experience in hopes to offer some community support for people with disabilities. Watch as Derek shares his spinal cord injury story with us, and how he was able to adapt to his new life, new home adaptation, equipment etc. at his home on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. He also shares how he was able to manage depression and adversity with an inventive physical and mental wellness routine.
If you find yourself using a wheelchair for daily mobility, it can be difficult to adapt to your new life. The following video includes some tips and insight that might help you get through this tough time. It is important to build your resilience. You will have to make adjustments to your lifestyle and the way you do things, but acceptance and change doesn’t have to be a negative experience.
Adapting to life in a wheelchair is a long process. It can be a daunting task for someone who has never dealt with the condition before. The first step is to understand what your body needs to do in order to get around. It is important for the person using a wheelchair, as well as their family and friends, to identify what areas of their life need adapting and then work together on how best to achieve this.
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