Manual, Tilt-inSpace and Power
We’ve been testing and selling wheelchairs for more than 30 years.
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Manual wheelchairs are a very practical method to increase an individual’s daily activities, to make life simpler and eventually a lot more fun.
Manual wheelchairs give the user more range of motion than ever. Distinctively for those who wish to continue a dynamic lifestyle, take part in sporting activities or spend time traveling.
They can be conveniently folded due to lightweight construction, space-preserving design, and can be kept in a compact compartment within most vehicles, making transportation quick with little to no stress on the body.
*Family 1st offers various folding wheelchairs from quality manufactures including (but not limited too) Invacare, Sunrise and Drive Medical.
Tilt-In Space wheelchairs offer a wide array of clinical benefits. From pressure reduction through better positioning and weight shifting to reducing stress on the body by the upgraded seating surfaces that promote posture and support.
Tilt chairs are typically prescribed by an occupational therapist.
Power chairs are often a more suitable option for those who are physically unable to use a manual wheelchair. Power chairs are available in a wide array of seat widths, depths and heights, and feature a number of armrest, leg rest and seating options. Power chairs can offer various control options for the user such as a joystick, proximity switches, sip-n-puff, head arrays, infrared switches and magnetic angle sensors just to name a few.
Before considering a power chair be sure to consult with an occupational or physical therapist.