Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Which Wheelchair is Right for me?

Wheelchairs come in a variety of colors, sizes and movement options. While determining the size (child or adult) and color of your wheelchair might be easy choices, you need to ask yourself what is the best movement option? Do you want to be able to move the wheelchair manually? Or would you prefer to travel long distances in your wheelchair?

 Here we will discuss the difference between electric, manual and power wheelchairs.

Power Chairs: A power chair, similar to a scooter in design, is a wheelchair propelled by an electric motor. Power chairs, also known as motorized wheelchairs, are ideal for traveling long distances and over rough terrain.

Manual Wheelchairs: A manually powered wheelchair requires you to move them. By turning the wheels, you will be able to move from place to place. Some manual wheelchairs are foldable and can be stored in a closet.

Electric Wheelchairs: Electric wheelchairs are similar to power chairs in which they are propelled by an electric motor. However, they still have the same appearance as a manual wheelchair. Some electric wheelchairs are foldable and can be stored just like the manual wheelchairs.

If you are looking for a wheelchair, contact the knowledgeable staff at Miller MobilityProducts. We have many different wheelchair models available. Visit one of our showrooms today and find the wheelchair or power chair right for you. 

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  1. There are many mobility products for handicapped available in the market. People do get confused. But your post will help many in deciding which is the best wheel chair for them.

  2. My mother needs a wheelchair and I have no idea what kind to buy her. I want to make sure that it will be the right kind for her. I'm sure your service will help a lot of people in the same situation. It's always good to consult someone who is knowledgeable about handicapped equipment and supplies.

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