Manual Wheelchairs, Power Wheelchairs, and Scooters
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What type of wheelchair is best suited for me?
Making the decision on which wheelchair to get isn't always an easy one. Before you even decide on a specific model, you have to know what type of wheelchair to get. Take a look some of the basics on manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and scooters.
- Manual wheelchairs are suited for those who have lower spinal injuries or neuromuscular conditions affecting only the lower half of the body. If you have good upper body strength, consider the using manual wheelchairs.
- Those with quadriplegic conditions will need power wheelchairs.
- Scooters are a good option for those who only need occasional mobility assistance. Scooters tend to be a more socially accepted form of mobility assistance for some people as well.