Back to basics – helping users source the right lightweight wheelchairs

January 5, 2018 4:51 am
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Choosing the right model from our range of lightweight wheelchairs can make all the difference to your life. Your mobility aid should enhance your experience and, at Karma Mobility, we have a wide range of products to help with this.

There are a number of factors to take into account when choosing from our range of lightweight wheelchairs. Useful questions to ask yourself include:

  • Where do I want to use my wheelchair?
  • How will I transport my wheelchair?
  • Do I want to be able to self-propel my wheelchair?
  • Where will I store my wheelchair?

Below are some of the variables that you can discuss with your local supplier. Karma Mobility products are available in showrooms around the country, so you can go and test the model you want to buy and talk to someone who can help you weight up the various pros and cons.

Weight

Lightweight wheelchairs are lighter than their motorised counterparts. However, there is still a wide range of weights to choose from. You can even get ultra-lightweight models.

Weight is probably one of the most important factors to think about, as it can affect manoeuvrability, transportation and your ability to self-propel.

Cost

Very lightweight models can be more expensive. There is often financial assistance available depending on your circumstances. A search on the internet is a good place to start looking for potential sources of funding. Your local stockist may also be able to help or perhaps your healthcare provider.

At Karma Mobility, we pride ourselves on offering a broad range so that people can get the support they need within their budget.

Propulsion

Do you want to be able to move your wheelchair around by yourself? If the answer is yes, you will need one of our lightweight wheelchairs with handles on the outside of the wheels to ensure that this is easy for you to do.

We have lightweight and heavy-duty models, as well as configurable chairs for maximum comfort.

Whatever your circumstances, we do our best to meet your needs in a way that gives you independence and reliability. We also offer a range of accessories to add even more to your experience of our lightweight wheelchairs.

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This post was written by Mark Duffield

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