All You Need To Know About Self-Propelled Wheelchairsback to top
Self Propelled wheelchairs differ from other types of transport wheelchair as they can be used without the help of a care person. Large rear wheels allow the user to manage the wheelchair with relative ease. They also allow the user to choose the speed the wheelchair is moving at a comfortable speeding ensuring they’re always in full control.
These chairs are designed to be used by the chair's occupant, although they normally have pushing handles on the back so that someone can offer a helping hand where needed. They can be easily folded away for storage at home and in the car and the frame is relatively light so can be manoeuvred with ease.
They can be used for short and simple trips, such as heading round the shops or for a day out with the family. This allows others to keep their hands free and the user can keep their independence.
If you’re wanting to find product specific information then take a look at all the individual products. Within the pages, you’ll find everything from the user weight capacity to the seat dimensions and the folded width. It’s important you look at this information to ensure the wheelchair will fit through doors in your home and that it’s the right size for you.
If the user is likely to rely on someone else pushing the chair, you’re probably better off with a transit wheelchair. If you’re needing something that supports a larger wheelchair user, then take a look at our range of bariatric wheelchairs.
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