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-- Manual Wheelchairs Your Options
As you know, a manual wheelchair requires human power to move. If you decide to buy one, you will definitely feel surprised at the plethora of options available. Buying one is going to be a tough job. Only an understanding of your requirements and a therapist’s assessment would be able to help you in the matter. Here is a review of some of your options in the field.
Types of manual wheelchairs
Wheelchairs which don’t use electricity are generally classified into two; folding ones and those with rigid frames. Folding ones, as the name suggests are easy to store. Simply fold the chair and keep it wherever you want. However, their lack of durability and weight may cause trouble. Still they are preferred due to the flexibility they offer; especially when travelling on uneven surfaces. The frame adjusts a bit so that all the wheels may touch the ground. This is something the one with a rigid frame lacks. But, it is more comfortable and lightweight when compared to its folding variant. Your other choices here include the following.
• Economy chair: This is the best if you are willing to sacrifice convenience to affordability. You get a folding chair with all the basic adjustments. Economy wheelchairs are designed for short-term use.
• Standard wheelchair: It is a step above the economy version and is ideal for short trips. You may come across this type of chair in institutions where many would get benefited from it. With a heavy frame, the chair is designed to withstand moderate abuse.
• Ultra lightweight chair: It is designed for an active user. Easy to maneuver and built to last long, the chair would not weigh more than 20pounds. Price may appear to be a bit high. But, the equipment is worth spending for.
• Wheelbase chair: It is a platform built for a person with a complicated posture. The seat is designed with a view to help the user to achieve a comfortable posture. The manufacturer takes the cast of the user and shapes the seat accordingly. It then gets attached to the wheelchair.
• Attendant-propelled chairs: These are chairs without rims with a small back wheel. Here, a caregiver pushes the chair for the patient to move around. These types of chairs are generally used in the facilities like airports.
You can also go for a heavy-duty chair if that is what you want. The reinforced frame would carry up to 600 pounds.
Manual wheelchairs may not have all the comforts available in their power variants. But, they are great if your upper body is strong enough to maneuver a chair on your own. You will do the exercise you need to stay fit without you noticing it. Besides, a power chair is definitely an unwanted expense if the disability is temporary.
Consult a physician or seating specialist, do your own research and make a choice when shopping. The freedom you gain will pay back the time and money you spent for it. A bit of extra effort to locate fund providers will help you get a chair almost free of cost.
Get advice and help from professional staff at Better Life Mobility Center San Diego, CA http://www.betterlifemobility.com/Locations/San-Diego or check online section of manual wheelchair they offer at this link http://www.betterlifemobility.com/Mobility-Products/Wheelchairs-Scooters/Manual-Chairs.
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