Standard Wheelchairs

by admin on April 27, 2014

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Mobility Made Easier With Standard Wheelchairs

Did you know that more than 1.6 million people in the US depend on wheelchairs to get around? Those numbers are staggering, and this doesn’t even include those who use them in the short term for accidents or surgeries. Standard wheelchairs are wheelchairs most frequently purchased.

Standard wheelchairs have two large rear wheels which allow the chair to be self propelled. Conventional standard wheelchairs can support up to 250 pounds of body weight. Extra wide bariatric models are available for those who are over 250 lbs.

Manual brakes are positioned on the wheels for self propulsion. In addition, also look for hand brakes at the rear of the wheel chair which can be used by an attendant.

Other features to consider are wheelchair weight. Lightweight manual wheelchairs are increasing popular; they require less energy to move around. Consider the type of arm rests that are necessary. Removable armrests are convenient when one wants to sit at a desk or dine at a table. It is extremely helpful to have removable arm rests when needs to use a transfer board on a regular basis. Some individuals require arm support and arm rests are essential for them. Removable arm rests allow flexibility for the individuals medical needs.

Abledata offers a useful fact sheet on assessing the appropriate standard wheelchair for your needs. Standard wheelchairs purchased for long term use should be carefully researched. The unique needs of the wheelchair user dictate what you will ultimately choose.

We have displayed a large selection of standard wheelchairs for you to review.

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