Category Archives: Wheelchair

How Long Does it Take to Get Used to a New Wheelchair

How long it takes you to get used to a wheelchair depends on the type of wheelchair you are using and what your prior experience with wheelchairs may be. You may have chosen a basic wheelchair or a power wheelchair. But, being a first-time wheelchair user, you may find it difficult for a couple of […]

Ways to Help a Wheelchair User

Is your friend or loved one in a wheelchair and you are wondering how you can help them? If you would like to help them in more ways, you should start to understand the basic parts of a wheelchair.  Knowing the basic parts and structure of a chair will be helpful with properly handling the […]

Ways to Prevent an Injury While Using a Wheelchair

In order to prevent an injury when using a wheelchair, you must be able to identify the cause of the injury in the first place. The most common injuries that arise from wheelchair use will involve the shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, and wrist. Injuries can include soft tissue, nerve damage, sprains, abrasions, and contusions. Below […]

Obtaining a Wheelchair with Little to No Income

Wheelchairs can be expensive. So how does one obtain a wheelchair with little to no income? Below are some ways that you can get a wheelchair with low or no income. Please keep in mind this is a simple overview. Medicare For Medicare to pay for a manual wheelchair, you must have a condition that […]

How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Wheelchair Motor?

All electric wheelchairs are priced differently and the price increases for the higher quality wheelchairs that have more technology and higher resistant material. The motor is not meant to last forever and breakdowns can occur anytime if it’s not maintained. The average cost is $125 for labor plus materials. Repairs can also be low cost […]

The Best Wheelchair Wheels

There are many types of wheels for wheelchairs that serve different purposes, so the best wheel is determined based on the purpose that the individual intends for. The different types of wheels can be categorized as pneumatic tires, solid tires, and flat free tires. Pneumatic tires are those that contain an inner tube that is […]

The Future of Wheelchairs

The design of the wheelchair has been through so many changes over the years and has continued to evolve and improve into the present. The future of the wheelchair is fascinating and filled with the newest technology available that will continue to improve the lives of people. Technology like the machinery that can help mold […]

How to Attain a Wheelchair at Walt Disney World?

All Disney Parks has had an unwavering commitment to providing a welcoming and all-inclusive environment. Walt Disney World Resort located in Orlando, Florida is no exception. Here is some information on how to attain a wheelchair at Walt Disney World. For guests who require assistance, manual wheelchairs and Electric Conveyance Vehicles are available for rent […]

Do wheelchairs need maintenance?

Like any other equipment, wheelchairs require maintenance for many reasons. Proper maintenance will help increase the lifespan of a wheelchair and prevent it from breaking down. The greatest benefit of a routine maintenance on a wheelchair is the chair’s performance. With proper functioning parts, it will decrease drag on the wheelchair and propelled with ease. […]