Making A Beach Getaway Possible for the Physically Disabled

Making A Beach Getaway Possible for the Physically Disabled

Having a physical disability can make it difficult to participate in a wide range of activities and some of them may be favorite pastimes. So, if you’re physically disabled and you love the beach, you may feel that it is out of reach. However, there is no need for you to view the beach from your patio. You can get the help you need to be brought to the beach and therefore, to the fun that you deserve.

There are two options for transportation across the sand. One is by motorized wheelchair, built exclusively for rolling over sand. The wheels of this wheelchair will not sink in the sand like the wheels of an ordinary wheelchair due to the fact that the tires are oversized. They are generally made of plastic or aluminum, so they are much lighter. However, sometimes beach wheelchairs require a push from behind to really get them going. One downside to this form of transportation is that it’s difficult to travel with these wheelchairs. Fortunately, however, many beaches today offer these wheelchairs to beach visitors. You can get more information at lifeguard stations on your choice of beach. These chairs can be wheeled into the water, but only so far. They begin to float once they are submerged past a certain point and this can be a serious problem.

Therefore, an alternative is a portable stretcher. The stretcher material is not the average material used for a medical stretcher, but nylon mesh. This way, the stretcher does not become full of water when submerged. These stretchers have strong, aluminum poles that can be gripped by two to four assistants to get you to the water. Once there, you can be easily submerged and placed on top of a float or ring. Just like that, you’re down with your friends experiencing the ultimate beach experience.