We have a wide range of wheelchairs for you to choose from. If you want help choosing a wheelchair or need a prescriptive (fully customisable) wheelchair, call our friendly team of advisers.
There are so many different types of wheelchair to choose from that buying for the first time can be a really daunting task for families. Often it is a decision that affects not just the wheelchair user, but other family members too. We are here to help you make sense of all the unfamiliar features and terminology to make sure you get the wheelchair that is right for your needs.
Transit or self-propelled wheelchair?
Probably the first decision you will need to make is whether
the user would like to be able to use the wheelchair without the need
for a companion to push it. If they do want to be able to move it
themselves, then a self-propelled wheelchair will be best.
Self-propelled chairs allow the user to manoeuvre the wheelchair with
their hands by turning the large back wheels. Consider this type of
wheelchair even if the user will only move independently occasionally,
for example, to simply change the position of the wheelchair. If the
user will always need a companion to push them a transit wheelchair, the
ones with small back wheels, will be more appropriate.
Choosing the right type of wheelchair
Having decided if you need a self-propelled or transit
wheelchair, now give some thought to exactly what you want to use your
chair for. If it’s for short outings with the family then perhaps a
basic, lightweight model will do the job. Lightweight wheelchairs are
generally more portable and fold easily into a car boot. For more
prolonged use a heavy duty wheelchair may be better as they tend to be
more comfortable and durable.
Many wheelchairs now have extremely sophisticated features to
help make the users life easier and some can even be fully customised to
support particular issues. If you would like help choosing which
features are right for you or if you need a prescriptive wheelchair that
is fully customised, please call our friendly team who will be happy to