Manual Wheelchairs

Manual Wheelchairs are moved by individual themselves without the help of a battery. These wheelchairs come in many varieties and configurations. They are lightweight, highly portable and durable. Their weight varies from 21 to 40 pounds.

Manual Wheelchair Buyer's Guide.


How to choose a new wheelchair?

Is choosing a new wheelchair an easy task?

No! It’s not that simple. A wheelchair is much more than "looks." There are as many differences in wheelchairs just like any other consumer products. Wheelchairs have strong differences in how they feel, how they fit, how they respond and what they enable us to do.

People who use wheelchairs vary in; Age, gender, body type, diagnosis, activities they want to do and places they will use their wheelchair. Because people, their abilities and their needs are so different there are many possible combinations between people and mobility equipment.

Selecting the right wheelchair needs having a good strategy and research when you are looking for a specific type of wheelchair.

Think twice if: You’re not sure which type you need – it’s important to get the right one.

Standard Wheelchairs

Standard wheelchairs are the most commonly used type of wheelchair, if you’re searching for a standard wheelchair with a durable frame and long-lasting support.

Weight Capacity – Up to 700 lbs.

Wheelchair weight – 40 – 90 lbs.

Seat Width - 20" - 24"

Arm Option – Detachable/ Permanent  Arms

Footrest Option – Elevated/Permanent/swing away leg rest

Seat to Floor Height – 15” – 24”

Transport Wheelchair

Transport foldable wheelchairs are a perfect lightweight portable frame. Chairs weigh between 18-29 lbs., and most also feature swing-leg rests, and fixed armrests and side panels.

Weight Capacity – Up to 350 lbs.

Wheelchair weight – 17 – 50 lbs.

Seat Width – 16” – 22”

Arm Option – Detachable/ Permanent  Arms

Footrest Option – Adjustable/Permanent/swing away leg rest

Seat to Floor Height – 18” – 20”

Reclining Wheelchairs

These wheelchairs allow a user to recline at incremental angles safely and comfortably. Some chairs has Elevating Leg Rests, on others they are optional.

Weight Capacity – Up to 400 lbs.

Wheelchair weight – 40 – 60 lbs.

Seat Width – 16” – 22”

Arm Option – Detachable/ Permanent  Arms

Footrest Option – Elevated /swing away leg rest

Seat to Floor Height – 19” – 22”

Lightweight Wheelchair

Ranging from 29-34 lbs., a lightweight wheelchair covers a wide range of conditional needs and lifestyle options.

Weight Capacity – Up to 500 lbs.

Wheelchair weight – 14.5 – 40 lbs.

Seat Width – 14” – 20”

Arm Option – Detachable/ Permanent  Arms

Footrest Option – Elevated/Permanent/swing away leg rest

Seat to Floor Height – 15” – 24”

Ultra-Lightweight Wheelchair

Ultra lightweight wheelchair series is a great choice when you need a wheelchair that is lightweight, foldable, and durable.

Weight Capacity – Up to 350 lbs.

Wheelchair weight – 14 – 30 lbs.

Seat Width – 14” – 22”

Arm Option – Detachable/ Permanent  Arms

Footrest Option – Elevated/Permanent/swing away leg rest

Seat to Floor Height – 17” – 20”

Frame type – Folding/Rigid

Tilt Wheelchairs

Tilting Wheelchairs prevent serious health issues like pressure sores by allowing the wheelchair user to tilt their seat position to a more comfortable setting.

Weight capacity – Up to 400 lbs

Wheelchair weight – 40 – 60 lbs.

Seat Width – 16” – 22”

Arm Option - Detachable/ Permanent  Arms

Footrest Option – Adjustable

Seat to Floor Height – 6” – 22”

 

Before you proceed for buying wheelchair it will be important for you to think about o the following important questions. As you come up with answers it may also be important to discuss with them with your family. Here they are:

1.       Where will I use my wheelchair most?

2.       What will I use my wheelchair occasionally?

3.       What kinds of activities that I do (or did) everyday are most important to me to get back to doing?

4.       How will I get my wheelchair (and myself) from place to place?

5.       How much of the day will I be spending in this wheelchair?

6.       How will I transfer from the wheelchair to other surfaces?

7.       If I will need help with my wheelchair who will that come from and what features about my wheelchair are important to them?

8.       How will I get my wheelchair around my neighborhood or yard? What kinds of surfaces or slopes are involved?

After you have thought about these answers ahead of time, then you will approach the evaluation process a little differently than most new consumers. Good Luck!