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Wheelchair Measurement and Sizing Guidelines ...
Wheelchair measurements are critical for everyday wheelchair users. Use this guide In order to have a comfortable and functional piece of equipment which will meet all their needs and provide for the best possible results. This guide is by no means is perfect and often there are circumstances which require ignoring the basic rules of thumb for measuring a wheelchair however this guide is applicable to approximately 90% of the wheelchair users.
Seat width is usually the width of the user plus 1" to 2".
Seat depth is usually the seat depth of the user less 1" or 2".
Seat height is usually the height of the user where they are able to access tables and transfer without too much difficulty.
The footrest should be the distance from the back of the knee to bottom of the heel while wearing the shoes the user usually wears.
Back height will vary from user to user but normally should be a little above the middle of the back around the bottom of the shoulder blades.
Note: When a wheelchair cushion is used, the thickness of the cushion has to be calculated into the measurements for all of these measurements except the seat depth.
More Help and Info on Wheelchairs: At EasyMedOnline we carry a wide variety of manual transport wheelchairs / chairs to fit any lifestyle and mobility needs. There are many types of wheelchairs listed below with their features to consider including transport wheelchairs, standard wheelchairs, reclining wheelchairs, lightweight wheelchairs and heavy duty wheelchairs. Whichever chair you choose you can rest assured you’re receiving the best pricing around along with FREE shipping on AL L manual wheelchairs!
Standard wheelchairs, Lightweight Wheelchairs and Transport Chairs: Transport wheelchairs / chairs are meant for those who need to be pushed to and from their desired location. These wheelchairs come standard with all four small caster type wheels and the chair can be easily folded and stored into most trunks or small spaces for storage.
This is the most basic self propelled wheelchair on the market. This manual chair comes standard with more common larger wheels on the back and smaller casters on the front of the wheelchair. Although this is a basic standard chair it does still offer some customizable options such as elevating leg rests and flip back or removable arm rests. The standard wheelchair also folds but weighs more than many transport wheelchairs, with weights starting around 38lbs.
Reclining or tilt wheelchairs are great for users who need more neck or head support along with the option to recline the wheelchair. Many users who spend extended periods of time may need a reclining wheelchair to offer relief from pressure sores and discomfort.
For users who spend more time in their wheelchair and need it to be lightweight and easy propel this is the choice for you. With a lighter overall weight than a standard wheelchair the user needs less energy and strength to push the chair further or up greater inclines. These lightweight wheelchairs include all the normal customizations such as elevating leg rests, adjustable back and flip back or removable arm rests.
No matter which weight capacity or size you need EasyMedOnline should have the chair for you. With heavy duty wheelchairs holding up to 800lbs and seat widths up to 28” you can surely find a chair that can accommodate any weight capacity needed.
If you haven’t found the manual wheelchair information you were searching for please contact our friendly customer service staff to answer any questions that you might have at 800-996-6575.