While currently there is a wide range of mobility aids available that constantly improves over the years and helps a lot of people with various conditions and diseases lead a better quality of life, there is always going to be some people who will be reluctant to begin using any type of mobility aid.
Some people who might never have imagined themselves needing to use anything other than their own will and intent might have unexpectedly found their life changed quite quickly, from british troops who have returned injured from their time abroad, to people hurt in road or work related accidents and people being diagnosed with life changing and mobility altering conditions and diseases.
Many people are fiercely independent and for some the mere mention of beginning to use mobility aids might result in aggression and disapproval, not only from younger people but older people too who feel proud and used to doing things their way, when they want to without looking towards people or objects for assistance.
Its completely understandable that someone might not want to begin using any type of mobility aid because some might see it as giving something up, or giving in to the condition that they are living with or accepting a dramatic change that happend in their life that has lead to the need for mobility aids.
But mobility aids actually enhance and improve the quality of life for you, from allowing you to move around your home better to getting outdoors more and allowing for exercise too that might otherwise be too difficult.
Whatever you use, it will mostly enhance and bring improvement, depending on your mobility needs there is usually improved independance from using them, after all no one should expect you to give up any of your independance and if what you use means that you can do more by yourself then thats clearly a good thing.
There are often cases of children who once they have received and are using the right kind of powerchair for their needs they suddenly bloom, the difference that it makes to their daily life can be quite significant.
Even at a young age they notice the difference, there is much improvement and as most people want to be able to do things for themselves its natural that a child will begin to show signs of increased development with the right powerchair.
From very young children to adults of all ages there are a lot of benefits that can be experienced from the use of a mobility aid and although you may at first want to avoid using them, often there is a positive change in thinking as you begin to embrace their use and feel that it can be quite liberating.