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More about Self Propelled Wheelchairs

What to Consider When Buying a Wheelchair

If you’re looking for  self propelled wheelchairs for sale, Mobility Solutions is here to help.  We have a selection of self propelled wheelchairs for sale and our professional mobility experts can help you find just what you’re looking for.

Try Before you Buy: It’s always a good idea to try a wheelchair before you buy.  Taking the time to browse all self propelled wheelchairs on offer and getting familiar with how they work will always set you in good stead.

Seat Width:  Self propelled wheelchairs come in a range of seat widths to choose from.  While sitting comfortably in your wheelchair, you should ideally have an inch or so of space on either side of your hips.  This gives you valuable extra space and means you won’t be uncomfortable if you’re wearing a thick coat for example.

Full or Desk Arms: Full arms support your forearms and wrists for comfort.  Some lightweight self propelled wheelchairs these days have shorter arms, also known as ‘desk arms’.  These shorter arms don’t support the full forearm but do allow the wheelchair to get closer into desks and tables without needing to transfer out of the your chair.  Desk arms also make it easier to push yourself as the arms don’t get in the way as much.

Cushions:  If you are planning on spending a long time in your wheelchair, we recommend purchasing a cushion for your seat.  Mobility Solutions have a range of wheelchair accessories including cushions that can help you stay comfortable and avoid any strain.

Travelling in your wheelchair:  Most of our range of self propelled wheelchairs for sale have the ability to fold into a more compact size and be stored in your vehicle.  However, if you have a wheelchair accessible vehicle and want to travel while in your wheelchair you’ll need to choose carefully.  Some of our lightweight self propelled wheelchairs are crash tested but not all.  Make sure to let your mobility expert know if you’re planning on travelling in your wheelchair so they can help you choose the right one.