If you are looking for a comfortable wheelchair, you will need to decide which type of manual wheelchair best suits your medical needs. It can get confusing sometimes to pick a chair because there is so many different options that you can choose, but it may not always be the right choice. One type of wheelchair that is recommended for patients is the reclining chair; it allows you to move the backrest in order to be in a more comfortable position.

If you are suffering from a certain medical condition, such as severe hip extension contracture, or orthostatic hypotension, a recliner wheelchair may be ideal for your current condition.

Using a Reclining Wheelchair Full Time

If you currently use a wheelchair full time, don’t you think the next wheelchair you’re thinking of buying should be comfortable? If you are looking for a wheelchair to buy you may come to find out that there are a TON of options out there. There might be more chair options than the last time you cared to look.

One of these types of chairs that are getting more and more popular includes the reclining wheelchair. A recliner chair is designed for individuals who are in need of a boost in their blood circulation and when they suffer from orthopedic conditions such as hypotension.

Recline wheelchairs are designed to allow the user to recline comfortably at incremental angle positions, without exerting so much energy. These types of chairs offer a change in positioning, allowing the user to open the seat to back angle, which is a lot more comfortable than a conventional seating system. This sort of positioning promotes good back posture and helps avoid back injury from long-term seating.

There are many reasons why you would purchase a reclining chair, we made a list that you can skim through below to get more of an idea of what you need.

Ease Pressure Sores

The reclining feature that comes standard with this type of chair allows the user to help distribute body weight to avoid pressure sores.


Long-term seating can be painful without the right type of equipment, recliners allow the user to experience a comfort level not seen with conventional chairs.

Bowel and Bladder

It is much easier to assist a patient with their body waste if they are seated in a reclined or angled position.

Transfers Made Easier

A reclined chair can be angled so that the seat is parallel with a bed.


Helps alleviate hypotension; elevating leg rests are recommended for this condition.



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