How To Use A Wheelchair

There are specific ways on how to use a wheelchair correctly, if used incorrectly the user will not get the full advantages that a wheelchair has to offer and it can lead to accidents, problems and injuries!


Before using wheelchair:

Are breaks are working properly?

Is there enough air in the tires?

Are there any cracks on the wheels?

Do the breaks lock?



How to sit on a wheelchair step by step

-Lock the brakes on both sides.

-Raise the foot plates on both sides.

-Hold the arm rests with both hands and slowly sit down into the seat.

-Put your feet onto the foot plates.


How to sit up from a wheelchair step by step

-Lock the brakes on both sides.

-Take your feet off the foot plates.

- Hold the arm rests with both hands and slowly stand up from the seat.


Adjusting The Foot Plates

-Use the wrench that is provided with the foot plates to loosen the front bolts so that the foot plates can be adjusted.

-Rotate the foot plates to adjust the height. Then, tighten the front bolts all the way.




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