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How to Choose Between a Manual or Power Wheelchair


Depending on your needs, a manual or power wheelchair might be best suited to help you regain and maintain your independence. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of chair. Here are some helpful tips to decide whether a manual or power wheelchair is ideal for you.

Manual Wheelchairs

Manual Wheelchairs

Manual chairs require adequate upper body strength and balance to propel forward, which can cause more fatiguing with long distances or uphill slopes. For those with sufficient tone and balance, use of a manual wheelchair can contribute to aerobic and muscular health. Manual wheelchairs are easier to transport and require less maintenance, not dependent on charging or technological capabilities. Most Manual Wheelchairs offer complete customization and are available in many different styles from Transport, Standard, Lightweight and Ultralightweight.

Power Wheelchairs

Power Wheelchairs

Allowing those with little strength and stamina to travel distances with ease. Power wheelchairs feature a variety of design types; from travel chairs to heavy-duty models and mid, front and rear-wheel drive types. This variety allows for greater use in different scenarios or terrain. The sophistication in the controls allow for ease of use with those having limited hand dexterity. Power chairs offer great turning radius for indoor use and around tight spaces. With Power Chairs take very little effort to use, it is a good idea to have a supplimental excercise program available along with a good cushion to prevent muscle breakdown.

 

SpinLife Knows: If you have limited fine motor skills, operating a power wheelchair may be challenging and not the best choice. We recommend a Scooter with a Delta handle.

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