Discover our comprehensive selection of mobility solutions designed to meet your needs. Whether you're looking for a manual wheelchair for everyday use or a bariatric wheelchair designed to accommodate larger individuals, our range of products offers comfort, durability, and functionality to enhance your mobility and independence.
What is a manual wheelchair?
A manual wheelchair is a mobility device that is propelled by the user or by an attendant pushing from behind. It typically consists of a frame, seat, backrest, and footrests, with large rear wheels for self-propulsion and smaller front casters for steering. Manual wheelchairs are versatile, lightweight, and easy to maneuver, making them suitable for a wide range of users and environments.
What is a bariatric wheelchair?
A bariatric wheelchair is a type of wheelchair specifically designed to accommodate larger individuals who require additional support and stability. Bariatric wheelchairs feature a reinforced frame and wider seat dimensions to accommodate higher weight capacities, typically ranging from 300 to 700 pounds or more. These wheelchairs offer increased durability and strength to safely support heavier users while providing comfort and mobility.
How does a manual wheelchair work?
Manual wheelchairs operate on a simple mechanism that allows users to propel themselves forward using their upper body strength. The user grips the hand rims on the large rear wheels and pushes them forward in a circular motion, propelling the wheelchair forward. To steer, the user applies pressure to the hand rims on one side, causing the wheelchair to turn in that direction. Manual wheelchairs are easy to operate and offer users greater independence and mobility.
How to Choose a Manual Wheelchair
When selecting a manual wheelchair, it's essential to consider factors such as:
- Seat Dimensions
- Weight Capacity
- Frame Material
- Wheel Size
- Features and Accessories
Our selection of manual wheelchairs includes top brands such as Medline Excel, Invacare Tracer, Medline K3, Medline K4 Extra Wide, and Medline Shuttle. These brands are known for their quality, durability, and reliability, ensuring that you receive a wheelchair that meets your mobility needs and exceeds your expectations.
Whether you're seeking a standard manual wheelchair for everyday use or a bariatric wheelchair for larger individuals, you'll find a wide range of options to choose from in our Wheelchairs category. Browse our selection today and experience the freedom and independence that comes with enhanced mobility.