Recliner Wheelchair

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Benefits of Reclining Manual Wheelchairs

  • Recliner Chairs provide comfort and reduce the risk of skin breakdown especially for people who remain seated for long periods of time.

  • Recommended for elderly people who are using a wheelchair as their primary means of mobility.

  • Ideal for those who are not able to comfortably sit in a standard wheelchair due to a stroke. They require additional support to be both comfortable and safe.

  • They come with a high back and a head rest to support the head of the user while in the reclined position.

  • The reclining feature is usually managed by a hand brake system on the handles at the back of the chair.

Who requires reclining wheelchairs?

  • Elderly people or those with skin breakdown issues can benefit from recline wheelchairs.
  • For people who might feel drowsy during the day and need to relax but are reluctant to frequent transfers. The recline feature allows them to have short naps without transfer to the bed.
  • Reclining wheelchairs are designed to accommodate more specialized seating and positioning accessories like special cushions, backrests and head rests.

A good reclining wheelchair must have the following features:

  1. Solid seat pan – It provides an ideal support for cushions.
  2. Adjustable armrests – They make the chair more comfortable to sit in and more convenient for transfers. They can be adjusted according to the height of the seat cushion whenever required. 
  3. Flip away arm rests - Makes transfers in/out of wheelchair more convenient.
  4. Good cushion – An appropriate cushion helps in pressure relief thereby reducing the chances of skin breakdown.
  5. Anti-tippers – They help in preventing wheelchair from tipping backwards.
  6. Calf support – Often people with decreased lower body control cannot position their legs in a correct manner on the leg rests. Calf supports help them keep their legs in the proper place.