Multi-Functional MS Walking Aids and MS Assistive Devices

Depending on where in the body the nerve damage occurs, MS can affect vision, sensation, coordination, movement, and bladder or bowel control.

As a result, those living with MS may experience varying degrees of disability that present daily challenges at home or work. That’s where MS assistive devices come in.

Adult living with multiple sclerosis using MS walking aids to conquer daily challenges

You Are Not Alone

Nearly one million people in the United States are living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) according to a study funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. MS is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information in the brain and between the brain and body. The protective coating on the nerve fibers (myelin) is damaged and may eventually be destroyed.

At VELA, we understand that living with MS requires the ability to effectively manage any challenges you might have depending on the day.

Much More than MS Walking Aids

As someone living with MS, using a VELA Chair at home or work will provide you with these benefits:

  • Enhanced mobility while seated or standing 
  • Heightened sense of safety and security
  • Easy-to-operate controls
  • Adapts as your needs change
  • Superior comfort and support

Uniquely designed with your needs in mind, our chairs are versatile multiple sclerosis walking aids that can also be used to support other aspects of your normal, everyday routine.

Multiple Sclerosis Affects People in Different Ways

MS flare-ups may present with new symptoms or a worsening of existing ones, affecting different patients in different ways. While no two exacerbations are alike, a flare-up can be mild, or severe enough to cause functional impairment. Even worse, predicting the frequency and severity of attacks is virtually impossible.

At VELA, our stand up chairs for elderly are MS assistive devices that adapt to your challenges and lifestyle as they change, helping you lead a more active and fulfilling life.

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Multiple Sclerosis Mobility Aids with Locking Wheels and an Electric Chair Lift

One of the telltale signs of multiple sclerosis is that your body will sometimes not do what you want it to do. Changes to your balance and coordination can make it difficult and dangerous to walk. Once your mobility is impacted, you may need to rely on the assistance of others to get around.

Our mobility chairs are state-of-the-art MS mobility aids that support user movement and independence. Equipped with four, smooth-running wheels, a VELA Chair can easily be “walked” or pushed around the home or workplace, allowing you to get from Point A to Point B while minimizing your risk for falling. Once you’ve arrived at your destination, you can lock the wheels securely in place with a handbrake, keeping the chair from rolling away.

Because not all surfaces are created equal, our chair can be used as a sit-to-stand lift, because it has an electric lift function that adjusts the seat height up or down at the touch of a button. Once you’ve achieved the right height, you can reach lower drawers and upper shelves by yourself without losing your balance – or smoothly exit the chair and stand up.

Pain management is another important consideration for those living with MS. Easy to operate and very comfortable, a VELA Chair can help alleviate your pain and put your mind at ease while performing normal, everyday tasks.

Is a VELA Chair the best walking aid for multiple sclerosis? The answer to that question is up to you. If you decide so, we advise you to take this quiz to find the perfect chair for you.

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Because Your Safety Is Our Top Priority

Symptoms that can compromise your safety, such as fatigue, dizziness, or poor balance, must be considered when evaluating multiple sclerosis walking aids. At VELA, our walking aids for seniors and adults living with multiple sclerosis doubles as an activity and transfer chair on wheels.

As such, our chairs are designed with a robust central brake that locks the wheels in place, giving you safety and stability when needed most. For example, when it’s time to move from your chair to a bed or couch, simply lock the wheels, raise or lower the seat height, and use the armrests to support your weight during the transfer.

Our chair’s sturdy armrests also provide reliable stability and support while stationary or mobile, giving you a heightened sense of security that restores peace of mind.

Comfort is Key When Living with MS

At VELA, our chairs are ergonomically designed to provide optimal comfort when and where it’s needed. The adjustable padded seat and backrest on our chair helps it conform to your back, buttocks, and thighs while relieving pressure off sensitive body parts.

As a result, you can achieve a comfortable sitting position that helps you breathe easier while relaxing and watching TV, working at a desk, or conversing with loved ones at the dinner table.

Easy-to-Operate Controls that Streamline Your Routine

As versatile MS assistive devices, a VELA Chair can help you streamline your daily routine as you effortlessly glide from room to room at home or the office. Cook meals in your kitchen, change clothes in the bedroom, or finish that big work project with equal efficiency and ease.

When you need to reach something on an upper or lower shelf, lock the wheels with the handbrake and use the electric lift button to adjust the seat without ever having to get up.

Ready to Discover the VELA Chair Difference?

For those living with MS, a VELA Chair could be the perfect “personal assistant” at home or work – one that allows them to be self-reliant while enjoying a higher quality of life.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with MS, there’s no time like the present to discover the VELA Chair difference. As much more than MS walking aids, our chairs help adults of all sizes and ages lead more active and fulfilling lives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is the best walking device for MS patients?

    While traditional aids like walkers and rollators offer support, the VELA Chair is also a valuable tool for MS patients. With its lockable wheels and adjustable settings, the VELA Chair can help enhance mobility and stability. Walk the chair around your house to complete tasks, and lock the wheels once you’re in place.

  • What are the assistive aids for MS?

    MS patients can benefit from various aids such as walkers, crutches, and motorized scooters. The VELA Chair is another noteworthy option, providing a flexible and secure seating solution that can help maintain independence.

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All content draws upon more than 50 years of development and experience with VELA Chairs, encompassing the sale of over 500,000 chairs worldwide. This page has been created in partnership with the author.