Frequently Asked Questions on Manual Wheelchairs


Manual Wheelchairs
What is a Manual Wheelchair?
Manual Wheelchair is a chair with wheels designed to transport a sick, injured, or otherwise disabled person from one place to another.
How can one control the speed and direction of of a Manual Wheelchair?
The speed and direction of the wheelchair is controlled using hand grips on the wheels.
What are the types of Manual Wheelchairs?
There are three types of Manual Wheelchairs, which are as follows :
Manual or self-propelled wheelchairs
Manual or self-propelled wheelchairs are propelled by the occupant, usually by using large rear wheels, from 20-26 inches in average diameter, and resembling those of bicycle wheels. The user moves the chair by pushing on the hand rims, which are made of circular tubing attached to the outside of the large wheels. A skilled operator can pull wheelies on the back wheels which is key to climbing down curbs etc.
Wheelbase chairs
Wheelbase Chairs is a molded seating system involves taking a cast of a person's best achievable seated position and the either carving the shape from memory foam or forming a plastic mesh around it. This seat is then covered, framed, and attached to a wheelbase this becomes more of a custom wheelchair then a standard type.
Attendant-propelled chairs
Attendant-propelled chairs are designed to be propelled by a caregiver or friend who will push the wheelchair using the handles, and thus the back wheels are rimless and often smaller. These chairs are typically used as transfer chairs to move patients around places like hospitals and airports.
What are the features/benefits of Manual Wheelchair?
• Back support for comfort
• More functionality
• Various varieties for different users
• Easy to use
• Safe and secure
• Long durability
What is a wheelchair with Dual Cross Bar?
This wheelchair features dual axle positions for quick seat height conversion and flame retardant black vinyl upholstery. It has dual cross bar supports, high strength aluminum footplates with easy adjust foot riggings.
What is a wheelchair with Chrome Plated Frame?
Wheelchair with Chrome Plated Frame is constructed of steel, black padded vinyl upholstery and designed specially for adults. It features removable desk-length arms, swing-away detachable footrests and composite handrims.
What is a Four Wheel Activity Chair and what is its feature?
Four Wheel Activity Chair is designed for active use for those children who needs special care. The streamlined design and lightweight frame provide the child with a durable racer perfect for play. The rugged composite frame comes with sport style wheels and is built to meet the demands of childhood. Highly adjustable frame allows the chair to grow seamlessly with the child.