What is MS?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system, disrupting the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. The cause of MS is still unknown and the progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted.
Impaired mobility is one of the common symptoms in those with early MS disease, with about 50 percent of existing patient populations requiring mobility support and mobility aids some or all of the time. Maintaining mobility is ranked as one of the highest priorities and the most concerning symptom among those with MS. Understandably, as loss of mobility is one of the most disabling effects of MS and has significant effects on individuals’ independence, employment, and quality of life.
Approximately 79 percent of those living with MS in the US report experiencing difficulties with walking. Those with limited mobility due to MS often see a decrease in their ability to perform daily activities and maintain overall independence. In a more recent survey of 703 community-dwelling, working-age adults with MS, over 60 percent were found to own at least one mobility aid – most commonly manual wheelchairs.
What is a mobility scooter?
Electric mobility scooters can be an effective alternative to mobility aids like manual wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches. Mobility scooters can be very helpful for individuals who are still able to stand and walk a few steps, sit upright without torso support, and control the steering tiller.
The SmartScoot™ mobility scooter can help those suffering from mobility difficulties continue living independently and perform daily activities without obstacles, maintaining an active lifestyle and improving overall well-being. SmartScoot’s compact, lightweight design makes it easy to take it along with you in the car, on planes, and even on cruise ships. With the SmartScoot mobility scooter, tasks that were once a struggle can once again become a stress-free part of everyday life.
Roz, from Australia, suffered from impaired mobility from MS for two years before purchasing her SmartScoot mobility scooter and she was in love with it within 24 hours! Contact us with any questions you may have about the SmartScoot mobility scooter.