Wheelchair Footrest Replacements
Looking for replacing wheelchair footrests?
There generally two types of footrests available. Many of them are swing away and can be used across many brands and models. Sometimes a wheelchair will come with other types like Elevating Legrests so that you can use them right out of the box. These are also foot rests, but they elevate. When shopping for a wheelchair, it’s often a good choice to decide if you need footrests or elevating foot rests right out of the box.
Because they are not “cheap” it’s often an item people think of buying after they have a wheelchair. But a very important one. When going up a ramp, hill, or bump, it’s often important to make sure that your wheelchair is safe and will not “tip” over. This is why footrests are made. Make sure you call us to get the right footrests for your chair or replacement.
Getting the right wheelchair footrest replacement
The reason why getting the exact right one for your wheelchair is very important. Each chair is designed differently. The center of gravity, height of axles, seat to floor height. They are all different. Just because you can fit one in, doesn’t mean it was “designed” for your chair and still can possibly remain unsafe. Most manufactures may change the tube size so that the “wrong” one won’t fit. This is like a safety mechanism built in. It’s like an electrical plug. There are different shapes and sizes and it’s very important not to mix it up. Some people would actually want to have both swing away foot rest and ELR foot rests to swap it out as they see fit.
But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Just call, message, or email us and provide us with your model number and serial number. We will be able to give you the exact anti-tipper you are looking for. As you can see, getting the right anti-tippers for your wheelchair footrest is super important.