Wheelchairs are no longer heavy and difficult to maneuver. Today's wheelchairs are lighter, faster, and easier to use. A basic standard manual wheelchair incorporates a seat and back, two small front (caster) wheels and two large wheels, one on each side, and a foot rest.
- Rolling walkers
Wheelchairs are often variations on this basic design, but there are many types of wheelchairs, and they are often highly customised for the individual user's needs. The seat size (width and depth), seat-to-floor height, footrests/leg rests, front caster outriggers, adjustable backrests, controls, and many other features can be customized on, or added to.
The following brief descriptions should help get you on your way:
With four small wheels and light weight frames, transport wheelchairs are the perfect choice for transporting someone to and from the house or around the mall. A transport wheelchair is narrower than a standard wheelchair, making it a good choice for tight hallways and narrow doorways around the house.
Standard Weight Wheelchairs
With weights starting at 35 pounds, a standard weight wheelchair is the perfect choice when you need a wheelchair that will be used less than 4 hours per day, but needs to be self-propelled. A full selection is available from the most basic models with fixed legrests and armrests to wheelchairs that have elevating legrests and removable armrests. There are also models with a "hemi" height option. This option allows you to lower the set-to-floor height and remove the legrests so that the user can use their feet to help propel the chair. All standard weight wheelchairs fold for easy transport and storage. Consider a foam cushion for additional comfort.
With weights ranging from 28-34 pounds, a lightweight wheelchair is a great choice when you need a wheelchair that will be used more frequently, when you need special options, or when you have your heart set on a specific frame and upholstery color combination. This category covers it all, with lightweight wheelchairs starting as low as $249.00 up to wheelchairs that are available with a full range of options including adjustable angle back, wild frame colors, pneumatic (air-filled) tires, a wide range of seating sizes and heights, and multiple legrests and armrest choices.
With wheelchair weights as low as 14 pounds and available in both rigid and folding models, an ultralightweight wheelchair is for the full-time advanced user who demands performance and for those who want the lightest chair possible for ease of use and transport. Our expert staff members can help you to select and configure the perfect ultralightweight wheelchair to meet your needs. Some great choices include our Viper and Cougar wheelchairs.
Take it to the hoop or to the mountains, this category covers it all. With wheelchairs for everything from tennis and basketball to skis and handcycles, we can get you the right equipment for whatever pastime you choose.
A reclining back is a great option for those who spend the majority of their time in a wheelchair as it offers more positions. And a tilt wheelchair offers alternative positioning and pressure relief for those who are unable to re-position themselves. Both of these options add weight to the wheelchair, so keep this in mind if easy transport is a concern.
Heavy Duty Wheelchairs
With weight capacities ranging from 300 to 650 pounds, these heavy duty wheelchairs can accommodate nearly any user. We carry a full range of heavy duty wheelchairs, from economical bariatric transport chairs, to complex highly-configurable models.