It is estimated that 80% of people with MND will need a wheelchair. It is important that you have an appropriate posture and mobility assessment, as early as possible, to identify your individual requirements and what type of wheelchair or mobility equipment you may be entitled to from statutory services.
The MND Association has worked with 3 key wheelchair manufacturers to develop several different models of the Powered Neuro Wheelchair which are suited to the needs of most people with MND and other similar progressive conditions. This specification was developed with key stakeholders, including people with MND, and designed to enable a high-specification powered wheelchair to be affordable for local wheelchair services to provide.
The following video provides a guide to the Powered Neuro Wheelchairs and demonstrates how they may be of benefit. You can watch the full video or select from the individual chapters.
Some of the key features of a powered neuro wheelchair are:
If you’d like to see further details on the different models of Powered Neuro Wheelchair shown in the video, you can follow the links to the three key manufacturers below:
To be referred to your local statutory Wheelchair Service for assessment, ask a health and social care professional (HSCP), such as your GP, neurologist, occupational therapist, or physiotherapist.
Our Information Sheet for health and social care professionals on ‘Wheelchairs for people with motor neurone disease’ provides further details on: access to wheelchairs; types of wheelchair for people with MND; and Powered Neuro Wheelchairs.