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Can You Say Yes to these Questions?

Have you thought about where you would like to go and what you would like to do in a wheelchair?

Can you get in and out of the wheelchair easily?

Will the wheelchair still suit your needs in a year or two?

Does the seat fit properly?
Your thighs should be supported all the way along to near the back of your knee, with your feet supported firmly by the footrest.

If you want armrests, do they support your arms comfortably when resting?
There should only be a small gap between your hips and the armrests.

Is the back rest comfortable and as supportive as you want?
If you want a cushion for more comfort then this will alter the position of the armrests and back.

If you want to self-propel, is it easy for you?
Try manoeuvring the chair for a reasonable time to practice and see how tired you get.

Can you reach all the parts necessary such as brake, footrest and propelling wheels?

Will the wheelchair go through doors and around furniture where you want to go?

Will you, or the helper, manage slopes and kerbs if you need to?
Do try these before you buy.

Is the chair light enough for you or a helper to lift?

If you will have someone pushing you sometimes - are the handles at a good height for helper?

Have you thought about where you will store the chair?

COULD YOU ANSWER "YES" TO ALL THE QUESTIONS?
IF NOT TELEPHONE OUR HELPLINE ON 0151 924 6800

Useful Tips to Help You Decide

There are over 200 manual wheelchairs on the market, so shop around.

Some wheelchairs can have special features such as a reclining back and extended footrests.

Rain capes, bags, trays and special cushions are available.