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How to learn to use a wheelchair to get around? Are there wheelchair driving workshops or classes?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Rehab Medicine

Yes, operating a wheelchair either electric or manual requires some skill.
Your local rehab doctor and therapy team can help you / your family members learn to operate the chair. Typically, an out-patient physical therapist supervise the learning, but sometimes, occupational therapy is involved if fine motor skills are needed to work the controls.The vendor who is supplying the chair may help you.

In brief: Rehab Medicine

Yes, operating a wheelchair either electric or manual requires some skill.
Your local rehab doctor and therapy team can help you / your family members learn to operate the chair. Typically, an out-patient physical therapist supervise the learning, but sometimes, occupational therapy is involved if fine motor skills are needed to work the controls.The vendor who is supplying the chair may help you.
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