Mini Cart

Wheelchair Company

Guides & advice on wheelchair use

  1. Self propelled Wheelchairs V electric wheelchairs / powerchairs

    Self propelled Wheelchairs V electric wheelchairs / powerchairs
    People have often queried the benefits of electric wheelchairs / powerchairs versus self propelled wheelchairs. The fact that a wheelchair user has the choice between the two types of wheelchairs is something to be grateful of. Because of the variety of wheelchairs available today, its less easy to choose a wheelchair that is best suited for their individual needs. Many...
  2. What to look for when selecting a sports wheelchair

    What to look for when selecting a sports wheelchair
    There are many things to consider when you are looking for any wheelchair but even more considerations when buying a sports wheelchair. If you are in a position to buy a sports wheelchair purely for sport use then the criteria may be different than if you plan to use the new wheelchair for everyday use as well as for active...
  3. Mobility Products - whats on offer

    Mobility Products - whats on offer
    So many of us have need for mobility devices as a result of a birth condition, accident or disease, or simply due to old age and we are all living longer it seems. Although some of us might need these devices only temporarily, others require mobility products full time. No matter how long we are required to use them, they...
  4. Heavy duty or bariatric wheelchairs

    Heavy duty or bariatric wheelchairs
    It's official, obesity is on the increase and the average weight of both adults and children is swelling ! As obesity becomes an international problem, wheelchair manufacturers around the world have adapted the design and materials used in building wheelchairs. Bariatric wheelchairs have been designed specifically to address the needs of obese folk who can grow to weights in access...
  5. Electric wheelchair knowledge

    Electric wheelchair knowledge
    Originally Invented after the great war, the electric wheelchair has become fairly commonplace in our everyday lives. This is largely thanks to the innovative inventor George Klein, an employee of the National Research Council of Canada who helped veterans injured in World War II and recognised the need for a powered mobility device so invented the electric wheelchair. Since then...
  6. A brief history of the wheelchair

    A brief history of the wheelchair
    The first references of wheelchairs can be traced to the 6th century as a diagram from that time is considered as the oldest evidence of wheelchairs. Many historians believe that wheelchairs may have existed even before this time. An other sketch portraying a chair with wheels was traced to Ancient Egypt. According an historic record, Spain's King Phillip was the...
  7. Wheelchairs for tall people

    Wheelchairs for tall people
    Which wheelchair is best for a tall person ? do we sell any wheelchairs specially designed for tall people ? We are often asked these questions so thought it about time to create a brief guide on what to look for in a wheelchair if you are tall. The average height of men and woman in the UK is on...
  8. Wheelchairs for temporary use

    Wheelchairs for temporary use
    Following an accident or operation you may require a wheelchair for a relatively short period of time. Wheelchair rental is an appealing option not only for those who suffer from temporary disabilities but for wheelchair users who travel. There are many companies that provide wheelchair rentals or wheelchair hire. Folk interested in wheelchair rental or hire services can can choose...

Items 11 to 18 of 18 total