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Guide To Wheelchairs That Fold & The Best Candidates For Them Guide To Wheelchairs That Fold & The Best Candidates For Them

There are approximately two million new wheelchair users in America every year. Did you know that there are some distinct advantages to wheelchairs that fold? Let’s examine the benefits of investing in wheelchairs that fold compared to those that don’t.

Understanding the Importance of Wheelchair Bearings Understanding the Importance of Wheelchair Bearings

Wheelchair bearings are a vital component of a wheelchair. Let’s examine their benefits and come to understand why they're a necessity for successful mobility.

Top 3 Considerations for Wheelchair Alterations Top 3 Considerations for Wheelchair Alterations

If you rely on a performance wheelchair, there are things you can do to improve its functionality to lead an active lifestyle. When it comes to wheelchair alterations, keep these top three considerations in mind.

How Wheelchair Footrests Are Essential for Good Posture How Wheelchair Footrests Are Essential for Good Posture

Here’s how wheelchair footrests are essential for good posture to improve comfort and minimize pain.

5 Ways to Make the Workplace Conducive for People with Disabilities 5 Ways to Make the Workplace Conducive for People with Disabilities

Let's look at the various ways you can make your workplace inclusive and accessible for individuals with disabilities, including making things accessible for individuals using titanium rigid wheelchairs.

3 Reasons to Remain Self-Reliant 3 Reasons to Remain Self-Reliant

For individuals who need to use a wheelchair, it’s important that they remain self-reliant. Besides the obvious issue of always needing assistance if you’re not self-reliant, there are several more serious issues at play.

Boost Your Accessibility and Mobility by Installing Off Road Wheelchair Tires Boost Your Accessibility and Mobility by Installing Off Road Wheelchair Tires

When you install off road wheelchair tires, you can conquer all of those tough trails, tracks, and terrains with much more ease.

3 Qualities You Should Consider When Selecting Wheelchair Wheels 3 Qualities You Should Consider When Selecting Wheelchair Wheels

You need to carefully select your wheelchair wheels to ensure you get the best out of your ride. You should consider the top quality wheelchair wheels such as spinergy wheelchair wheels.

3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Wheelchair 3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Wheelchair

There’s plenty to consider when choosing a wheelchair, like whether it has a comfortable wheelchair arm pad. Learn three important factors to consider here.

3 Winter Wheelchair Tips 3 Winter Wheelchair Tips

There are several ways to handle this, stay self-reliant, and keep your mobility despite the winter weather, including using folding wheelchairs.

wheelchairs that are rigid Get Your Wheelchair Winter Ready

Heading outside during the winter months with your wheelchair might seem like a daunting task, but don’t let the fear keep you inside. Get out and enjoy the beauty that the winter season can bring by preparing in these easy ways.

Wheelchair Hand Rim Options and Factors to Consider Wheelchair Hand Rim Options and Factors to Consider

To reduce and prevent these painful effects, you should choose the wheelchair hand rims that are comfortable for you to operate. Luckily, you have many push rims options to choose from. Let’s explore some of the wheelchair hand rims available for your use.

inclusive excursions 5 Tips for Wheelchair Routine Maintenance Practices

Whether you use a rigid or a folding wheelchair, you should follow the recommended routine maintenance practices for your wheelchair to give you long service and perform optimally. You should not wait until you make inclusive excursions to service your wheelchair. At least once a week, you should check some of the wheelchair parts such as the brakes. Here are the wheelchair routine maintenance practices you should follow.

1. Check Your Brakes

You want to make sure that the brakes are working properly to prevent catastrophic accidents. If you maintain an active lifestyle using a high performance wheelchair to get around, you should always check the brakes to see that they are working perfectly. The good thing is that you will feel when the braking system on your wheelchair is problematic. Brake problems can be caused by low tire pressure, wrongly installed brakes, and wet tires. If you enjoy inclusive excursions and touring places with difficult terrain, your brakes should be working at their best capacity to boost your mobility and accessibility.

2. Tires and Inner Tubes

The two rear wheels of your wheelchair are hugely responsible for your mobility. Typically, most wheelchairs utilize pressure wheels with inner tubes, but there are some with tubeless wheels. If your wheelchair utilizes pressure wheels, you should occasionally check the tire pressure to ensure that it is at the correct level. The manufacturers recommended tire pressure is usually printed on the tire, to guide you.

If you mostly use your wheelchair around town, you may not have deflated tires as much as you would have if you regularly take inclusive excursions. On the other hand, if you inflate the wheelchair tires beyond the recommended pressure, the tires might burst. If you love to tour places with a rough terrain that might work up your wheels more intensely, it is recommended that you install off road wheelchair tires. You should also have the bearings for wheelchairs checked by an experienced mechanic to ascertain when they need replacement or oiling.

3. Check For Wear and Tear

Some parts of your wheelchair may need replacement due to wear and tear. These parts include wheelchair casters, footrests, wheelchair comfort cushions, and wheelchair arm pads. However, some of these parts such as the wheelchair footrests may sometimes outlive your wheelchair because they are long-lasting. Nonetheless, some parts such as the seat and back upholstery will wear out quickly upon regular and continuous use. When riding on your wheelchair, you should listen for any unusual sounds, as it could mean that there are some loose screws that need to be tightened.

4. Oil the Casters and Wheelchair Bearings

Well-oiled wheelchair casters will improve your mobility a great deal. Not only will the wheelchair move with much more ease but also they will not produce annoying sounds due to friction. Well-oiled casters and wheelchair bearings will serve you longer due to the reduced friction. Additionally, you will not have to use much of your energy pushing the wheelchair forward as the wheels will move easily. As a result, you will not have back pains as you can comfortably push your manual wheelchair without much strain.

5. Use OEM’s Parts When Replacing

The quality of your replacement parts are as good as their manufacturers. When you need to replace any parts of your wheelchair due to wear and tear, you should use original parts recommended by the manufacturer. Some of these parts such as wheelchair casters can be pricey if you have to replace them every now and then. That’s why you should go for the original parts so that they give you service for a long time.

Given that the wheelchair takes care of you by improving your mobility, the best thing you would do is maintain it well. In North America, about 3.6 million people above the age of 15 use a wheelchair. If you love inclusive excursions and touring off-road terrains, you would want to service your wheelchair more often -- preferably after one or two trips.

6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Wheelchair 6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Wheelchair

There are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you get the best high-performance wheelchair for your needs. Here are six factors to consider when buying a wheelchair.

wheelchair arm pads Proper Care for Your Wheelchair

Regular maintenance of your wheelchair is of paramount importance. If the chair is in optimum condition, fewer accidents are likely to occur.

How to Choose the Best Wheelchairs That Fold How to Choose the Best Wheelchairs That Fold

Folding wheelchairs are ideal for persons with an active lifestyle and constantly move from place to place. With a wide selection out there in the market, it may not be that simple to choose the best folding wheelchair.

Don't Get Stuck Replace Old Wheelchair Bearings for a Better Ride Don't Get Stuck Replace Old Wheelchair Bearings for a Better Ride

Have you noticed that your wheelchair has become noisy, making squeaking sounds that are annoying? Does your wheelchair flutter or wobble while in use? If so, your wheelchair bearings are more than likely not in great shape.

7 Critical Factors to Consider When Choosing a Shower Seat in 2020 7 Critical Factors to Consider When Choosing a Shower Seat in 2020

You need to be careful when selecting a shower chair so that you get the right fit for your needs. Some chairs come with armrests and back support to prevent lower back injuries.

The Right Wheelchair Alterations Can Conquer Any Challenge The Right Wheelchair Alterations Can Conquer Any Challenge

Modifications and alterations to wheelchairs can change lives for the better, especially if you have an active lifestyle. Challenges with mobility should not stop you from enjoying the quality of life you deserve.

3 Signs Your Wheelchair Needs Maintenance 3 Signs Your Wheelchair Needs Maintenance

Around 3.6 million people in the U.S. over the age of 15 use a wheelchair, and when you live an active lifestyle your wheelchair can easily feel like an additional part of your body. That said, just like how taking care of your body on a regular basis is essential to your health, so is wheelchair maintenance essential to your chair's proper function and mobility.

How to Easily Eliminate Bathroom Safety Hazards How to Easily Eliminate Bathroom Safety Hazards

Although the rhetoric of being safer at home is being emphasized in light of the global pandemic, the truth is that our houses may have hidden dangers that can put our well-being at risk.

Social Distancing Got You Down? Tips on Getting Outdoors in Your Wheelchair Social Distancing Got You Down? Tips on Getting Outdoors in Your Wheelchair

As social distancing becomes common practice, it may seem to everyone that an active lifestyle will be harder to maintain. Staying indoors and away from other individuals may seem like the solution, but on the contrary, it is possible to social distance and get outdoors.

Active Lifestyles for Wheelchair Users Active Lifestyles for Wheelchair Users

The fact that you are using a wheelchair does not mean that you cannot lead an active lifestyle the way everyone else does. It may have been an injury or an illness that confined you to that chair, but it should not be the reason you are adding weight and risking your health. Because of that, you have to know how to become active even as you move around on your special seat.

What To Look For In Performance Wheelchairs What To Look For In Performance Wheelchairs

Performance wheelchairs are designed for speed and quick mobility. Usually, this translates into a lighter wheelchair made from lightweight materials.

Woman in wheelchair exploring the great outdoors 5 Wheelchair Accessories For An Active Lifestyle

Your high performance wheelchair helps you get around. But certain accessories can help you get around even more smoothly. From wheelchair impact guards to seat pouches, wheelchair accessories are designed to be versatile and functional in a range of situations.

How to Decide Which Wheelchair Cushion is Right for You How to Decide Which Wheelchair Cushion is Right for You

An estimated 3.6 million people over the age of 15 use a wheelchair in the United States, many of whom lead active lifestyles with the help of their chairs. While wheelchairs are great on their own for mobility, after a time they can become uncomfortable if you don’t have the right wheelchair cushions to make them as comfortable as possible.


Crucial Factors to Consider When Buying a Shower Chair and Accessories Crucial Factors to Consider When Buying a Shower Chair and Accessories

Do you need a shower chair? Or is your shower chair lacking a shower chair replacement seat and other accessories? Read on to learn how to choose the right assistive devices and more.

Five Benefits of Shower Chairs for Limited Mobility Individuals Five Benefits of Shower Chairs for Limited Mobility Individuals

Over 20% of the poorest people in the world have a disability, and it is because of this that accessibility and affordability need to go hand in hand. To help individuals with limited mobility live more self-reliant lives, access to wheelchairs and shower chairs are essential.

What Is A Performance Wheelchair? What Is A Performance Wheelchair?

Did you know that there are 2 million new wheelchair users every year? Thankfully, there is a chair to accommodate a wide array of different needs. One of the most popular types of wheelchairs, for example, is a performance wheelchair.

How to Clean Different Types of Wheelchair Cushions How to Clean Different Types of Wheelchair Cushions

Does your high performance wheelchair have dust, dander, mold, or any debris? Such dirt and stains on your wheelchair cushions and covers give them a bad look. It may also lead to illness, allergies, and eye and nasal infections.

   
 

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