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Manual Wheelchair
Self propelling folding wheelchair

Does your self-propelling wheelchair meet your individual needs?

A self-propelled folding wheelchair has two large back wheels for propulsion and is predominantly designed to allow the wheelchair user to manually and independently mobilise whilst remaining seated.  This is unlike an attendant propelled wheelchair which has smaller back wheels and is designed to be pushed by a carer/proxy. In determining whether your self-propelled folding […]

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Wheelchair Spares

Do You Know How To Manage Your Wheelchair Spares?

  Wheelchairs incorporate lots of different bits and pieces. Do you know which wheelchair spares you should have in the house, just in case? This article will look in detail at the wheelchair spares that are available, and how to manage them. Wheelchair Parts Need Replacing Have you ever found yourself with a deflated tyre […]

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Heavy duty Wheelchair

How do you know your heavy duty wheelchair is suitable for you?

Heavy duty wheelchairs are traditionally designed to accommodate the increased weight of a plus sized user based on weight.  However, increasingly it is not only weight that needs to be considered but body shape which dictates increased width of wheelchair. The needs of the plus-sized heavy duty wheelchair user require the design to include additional […]

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manual wheelchair

Maintaining your Manual Wheelchair for Optimal Performance!

Manual wheelchair performance is only as good as maintenance A smooth ride encourages efficient propulsion and decreases upper extremity repetitive strain injury.   Without wheelchair maintenance, an individual can feel as if they have lost function and/or need to move into a new piece of equipment when in fact some simple repairs improve the performance. In this […]

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Wheelchair footrests

Why are wheelchair footrests essential for posture?

What is a wheelchair footrest? There are a few common types of foot support for a wheelchair, the two most common being a footrest and a leg rest.  The wheelchair footrest consists of a hanger which attaches to the wheelchair and can be unclipped to swing away from the foot space to allow the user […]

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Transit Wheelchairs

Postural support and Transit Wheelchairs

A Transit Wheelchair, or sometimes known as a transport wheelchair, is normally attendant propelled and therefore unlike a self-propelling wheelchair has smaller back wheels.  This means that the carer or family member can quickly and easily enable the wheelchair user to move locations. Posture is often associated with moving/handling of objects or loads but in […]

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