All You Need To Know About Bariatric Wheelchairsback to top
When you buy a wheelchair, you need to make sure you get the type you need right as specific types have been created for specific user needs. Bariatric wheelchairs are specially designed to accommodate the larger wheelchair user.
These heavy-duty wheelchairs are typically heavier than other wheelchair models because the frames are wider and built with added strength in mind. Due to their bigger than usual size, the user is provided with a more comfortable experience and additional support. The chair is constructed especially to accommodate both the weight and size of the user.
The seats and the back of the chair have additional reinforcement and are built with a heavyweight vinyl or upholstery material to provide the support required.
Bariatric wheelchairs are also ideal for those who suffer from serious muscle weakness that are a direct result of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal issues. This includes:
- Huntington’s disease
- Muscular dystrophy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Injuries to the spinal cord
You will also find a selection of folding bariatric wheelchairs, ideal for days out, holidays, shopping trips, or any occasion where portability is a priority. Getting out is important, these wheelchairs ensure you’re still able to do just that.
Other information such as weight of the wheelchair, maximum user weight, seat measurements and folded measurements can be found on the product pages. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, then use our live chat and we’ll do the best to help!
We offer wheelchairs to suit all tastes and budgets. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, then don’t hesitate to ask.
If you’re needing a wheelchair that powers itself, then take a look at our range of electric wheelchairs, powered by a battery and electric motor.