Lightweight wheelchairs offer all of the same benefits of standard wheelchairs and then some. Lightweight wheelchairs are easier to self-propel, easier to push and can usually be transported more easily as well. For all of these reasons, lightweight wheelchairs are the most common types of wheelchairs used today.
There are two different types of lightweight wheelchairs: transport wheelchairs and self-propelled wheelchairs. The lightweight types of transport wheelchairs are more portable and easier to push, making them perfect for occasional use to transport a family member with mobility impairment. The lightweight self-propelled wheelchairs are more maneuverable than standard wheelchairs and can often be folded or collapsed by the user for transportation purposes.
Who Should Use Lightweight Self-Propelled Wheelchairs
Just because you require the assistance of a wheelchair to get around, doesn't mean you have to be restricted in your mobility. If you have good upper body strength and stamina, lightweight self-propelled wheelchairs can make it easier for you to get around. To choose the right wheelchair for you, make sure the overall weight of the wheelchair is light enough for you to lift into a car after yourself.
At All Time Medical, we offer numerous different brands of lightweight wheelchairs at a wide range of prices. Many of our wheelchairs include a variety of options, including removable armrests, adjustable leg rests, flip back arms, adjustable seat back height, dual axles, high-performance wheels and a number of additional features. Most of our wheelchairs can be customized to suit your needs and fit your required seat width as well.