Having a regular exercise routine is vital for anyone who uses a wheelchair. By including some moderate physical activity in your daily life, you can help improve your overall health and reduce your risk for a host of chronic illnesses. In many ways, exercises made for wheelchair users are even more critical than exercises intended for non-disabled people, as they are designed to prevent a wide range of potential ailments and can go a long way to improving your outlook and mood. Active Ability can help you get started with an exercise program tailored to your needs so that you can begin enjoying a more active lifestyle.

Why Exercise is Important for Those Using Wheelchairs

For many Australians who are wheelchair bound, accessibility isn’t the only daily challenge they face. If you are currently using a wheelchair, you may be having difficulty managing not only your physical symptoms but potentially mental or emotional ones as well. These issues are common and can often be improved through relatively simple lifestyle changes. With the inclusion of a wheelchair exercise program, you may be able to regain function, raise your self-esteem, and prevent secondary musculoskeletal conditions that develop as a result of wheelchair use

While having a disability may make it feel like even taking care of the day-to-day basics is a challenge, there are likely still several ways you can include exercise in your daily life. When you do so, you may begin to feel more capable in these other areas of your life, while also prioritising your self-care. Exercises for those who are wheelchair bound are critical for keeping your body strong, your mind alert, and ensuring that you have the energy you need to accomplish your day.

Through a program designed by an accredited exercise physiologist, you will learn how to achieve improved fitness and management for a variety of underlying conditions, while promoting aspects such as weight loss or healthy ageing. An exercise physiologist will also be able to help you better understand the importance of exercises, especially for wheelchair users, when it comes to your overall health and well-being.



The exercise physiologists, dietitians, and physiotherapists at Active Ability are trained health professionals who can come to your home anywhere in the Sydney or Wollongong area to provide you with exercises made for wheelchair patients and other wheelchair users. Our mobile service helps you build good habits, such as including physical activity in your daily routine, in the home environment, where you are most likely to perform them. This helps set you up for success, laying down positive patterns you can follow every day. No matter what your current level of ability may be, or what underlying conditions you may have, we can work with you to help you feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally.

To get started with a wheelchair exercise program that takes the whole you into account, contact Active Ability for more information. We are looking forward to working with you toward achieving your health and fitness goals.