Reclining wheelchairs can be adjusted to a variety of different positions, depending on the needs of the user. With raised backrests, reclining wheelchairs provide full back and neck support, a feature that is particularly important for patients with diminished muscle tone. Most of these wheelchairs can be reclined a full 180 degrees to a completely flat position when needed.
Reclining wheelchairs have the same functions as standard wheelchairs, and they can be either self-propelled or pushed. They differ from other wheelchairs, however, in that they are often heavier and they have more detachable and adjustable features. Armrests on reclining wheelchairs are usually detachable, and the leg rest can usually be elevated 180 degrees to create a bed-like position.
Choosing Reclining Wheelchairs
Choosing a reclining wheelchair is much like choosing any other wheelchair. You have to make sure the wheelchair fits the user, the user's environment and the user's purposes. When determining the fit for the user, you have to take into consideration the seat width, the seat height and the weight capacity of the reclining wheelchair.
At All Time Medical, we have a number of different reclining wheelchairs from several different quality manufacturers from which you can choose. You can compare the features offered on each of the wheelchairs and their prices to determine which one is best for you or your family member. Most of our wheelchairs come with lifetime warranties on the frames so you can be assured that you will get the most from your investment.