Safe, reliable and comfortable - there’s a reason why wheelchairs are so popular. Easy to store and transport, a manual wheelchair is perfect for d...
Safe, reliable and comfortable - there’s a reason why wheelchairs are so popular. Easy to store and transport, a manual wheelchair is perfect for day-to-day living or taking on holiday with you.
Yes, many manual wheelchairs are designed to be portable and foldable, making them suitable for travel. It is recommended to check with your specific transportation provider, such as coach or airline, regarding their policies.
What is a manual wheelchair and what are the different types?
A manual wheelchair is a mobility device that is propelled by the user or an attendant, without the aid of a motor or battery. A "self-propelled" wheelchair is designed for independent use by individuals with sufficient upper body strength to manoeuvre the chair on their own. They come with handles for occasional attendant control. A "transit" wheelchair is to be solely pushed and operated by an attendant, with handbrakes at the rear to control movement in tight spaces and on slopes. They are typically lightweight and compact for easy transport.
How do I choose the right manual wheelchair for my needs?
Consider factors such as your physical abilities, lifestyle, weight, and the terrain you will be navigating. Consulting with a healthcare professional or an occupational therapist can help you determine the best wheelchair for your specific requirements.