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Is A Self Propelled Wheelchair the Right Choice for You?

Choosing the right wheelchair for you may be a little daunting from the wide range of choice, no need to fret, we are here to help!

If you suffer from a disability but are still able to use the upper part of your body, then a self-propelled wheelchair could be the ideal choice for you. A self-propelled wheelchair is perfect to help you regain your freedom of movement and independence, without having to rely on friends or family.

As many people spend hours sitting in these chairs it is important that you are comfortable and can rely on the chair you chose. 

How To Use A Self Propelled Wheelchair

A self-propelled wheelchair is generally powered by the person sat in the chair. The large wheels at the rear have push up rims which allow the user to steer and propel the chair. A lot of these chairs have handles on the back allowing for someone to push the chair if needed.

Why Choose A Self Propelled Wheelchair?

Take back your independence with a self-propelled wheelchair. Unlike other wheelchairs, you don’t have to rely on relatives or friends to get around. 

If you are in a wheelchair you may feel restricted from fitness activities. However, when you use a self propelled wheelchair you are improving your general fitness and getting stronger, there is also a number of sports you can play in one of these chairs such as wheelchair basketball or even wheelchair tennis, allowing you to still enjoy the things you love doing.

They are designed with larger wheels on the back, allowing the individual in the chair to easily drive themselves forward. Many of the wheels have quick-release buttons making it easier to put in the car and take it with you. Most self-propelled wheelchairs fold upwards by pulling the seat up making them perfect companions for car travel.

These chairs are the perfect solution for both indoor and outdoor travel.

What Is the Lightest Self Propelled Wheelchair?

Our lightest wheelchair in our range is an Ergo Lite 2 weighing a mere 9.2kg for the transit wheelchair. The ultra-lightweight lowers the risk for back injury by reducing the physical effort required to lift it. In addition, the rear wheels and the footrests of this model are detachable, reducing the weight to 6kg.

The Ergo Lite 2 is an ultra-light aluminum wheelchair with the ergonomic features of the Ergo Lite. Transfer easily in and out of the wheelchair with the detachable swing-away footrest. This chair has 18” quick-release rear wheels.

Ergo Lite 2

If you have any further questions about self-propelled wheelchairs or if you would like to enquire about any of our products, please get in touch with one of our team members today.

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