Fixed armrests can be used on a wheelchair and it is the most common type of armrest available. Flip back and removable armrests can be used to allow the user to be able to shift the component to allow them to transfer in and out of the chair easier.
The most common type of chair would be the manual wheelchair. This type of chair is self-propelled, and it is not assisted by the use of a battery or an auto propelling system. This type of chair is suited for someone who has control over his or her upper limbs.
This is because the conventional type of manual chair has large rear wheels to allow the user to propel on their own.
Reclining Wheelchair are specially designed to allow a person to comfortably recline at incremental angles safely and comfortably. Typically used for accommodation of severe hip extension contractures, orthostatic hypotension, and pressure re-distribution for prevention of skin breakdown.
Reclining Wheelchair work better with Elevating Legrests (ELRs); the user’s legs and feet can also be re-positioned for maximum comfort and health benefits. The “ELRs” are optional on some models and standard on others. Be sure to ask about which type of ELR is best suitable for your seating and position needs.
On some wheelchairs this is an option so be sure to check the options and accessories when purchasing. Tilt in Space wheelchairs are often considered for those who seek the best product in a reclining wheelchair or tilt in space wheelchair.
A Bariatric Wheelchair is often referred to as a Heavy Duty Wheelchair or Extra Wide Wheelchair with extra weight capacity, reinforced cross braces, and various other design features to ensure that there is reliable durability to handle the extra support.
Whether it is additional weight capacity requirements, or simply a wider seat pan or seat width, JIT4You.com has a wide range of chairs available in the Bariatric Wheelchair category, there are several models and seat widths to choose from in the Reclining Wheelchair or otherwise known as High Back Wheelchair Category.
We also have Transport Wheelchair models, lightest weight in its category, we also offer wheelchairs that are adaptive and with a weight cap over 550 lbs and 30″ in seat width.
Transport Wheelchair or companion chairs are companion wheelchairs where the purpose is for a companion to push the user. Most of our transporters have swing-away leg rests, fixed armrests, and side panels. Instead of the usual ‘large back – small front’ wheels typical of most wheelchairs, light travel chairs have four small wheels providing much easier maneuverability of the chair.
Choosing the right Wheelchair
For people with spinal cord injuries (SCI), having the right wheelchair is critically important for independence and health. How do you make the right decisions about this expensive, vital piece of equipment? Our speaker, Jennifer Hastings, PhD, PT, is a nationally respected provider, researcher, and educator in wheelchair seating for people with SCI. She discusses the principles of seating for maintaining optimal health after spinal cord injury, the relationship between seating and skin health, and how and when pressure mapping may be useful.She also provides resources for finding a wheelchair seating expert.
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