WheelChair Tips: How to Care for Your Wheelchair
"The lifespan of a wheelchair has a lot to do with the knowledge the customer has of his or her own lifestyle"
Determining What Chair Works Best For You: Hitting a bullseye on your next wheelchair takes some research. One of the most important factors of determining what chair fits your needs is to compare your personal needs to the material it is made of. Today, there are many different types of materials available. Steel and aluminum are the most common. We have taken the liberty in trying to explain to you the features and benefits and the types of materials available so that you can be better educated when picking out your own chair.
Types of Wheelchairs to choose from
Understand Your Lifestyle
The life-span of a manual wheelchair has a lot to do with the lifestyle of the user. If you are very active, spend a lot of time outdoors, participate in sports and leisure activities, you will tend to put higher stress on your chair versus someone who spends most of their time indoors. Going over curbs and confronting other obstacles will produce high stress on your wheelchair. It is important for active users to maintain their wheelchairs on a regular basis and to know who to call when they feel something is not right. We encourage you to reach out to your DME provider so they can help you service your chair before something does happen.