Wheelchairs

What are ultra-lightweight wheelchairs?

Ultra-lightweight wheelchairs tend to be made of areospace-grade aluminum or carbon fibre, so they're stronger whilst not compromising the weight of the wheelchair.

What's the difference between lightweight and standard wheelchairs?

Lightweight wheelchairs (available in folding and rigid frame versions) are traditionally made out of lightweight aluminum or titanium, so they're significantly lighter and easier to propel than a standard wheelchair.

Where can I find the serial number on my wheelchair?

If you have a folding wheelchair, your serial number will be on the cross-brace (the folding bars underneath the seat of your wheelchair). If you have a rigid wheelchair, the serial number will be on the rear side of the frame.

Which wheel size should I choose?

The choice of wheel size will depend on your height and desired seated position. Larger wheels can provide more comfort thanks to lower rolling resistance, especially when outdoors. Smaller wheels however are considered to make your wheelchair more agle. Your choice of wheel size should allow you to sit comfortably whilst requiring the minimum effort to propel your chair.

What are sideguards on a wheelchair?

Sideguards are mounted on the left and right side of your wheelchair. They help to protect your hands and clothing from the dirt and water that can be kicked up by the wheels of your wheelchair. Sideguards an be fixed or removable and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

What are spokeguards?

Spokeguards are plastic covers that fit over your wheelchair's rear wheel. Attached using cable ties, they help to prevent  your fingers getting caught between the wheel's spokes when propelling your wheelchair. They're also a great way of adding a flair of personalisation. 

What does camber mean?

Camber is the angle of the wheelchair's rear wheels in relation to the ground. Traditionally, the rear wheels are at  90° to the ground, so the camber measurement is 0. A negative camber (usually seen in sports wheelchairs) adjusts the angle of the rear wheels inwards, so they're easier to grasp - helping to manouvre your wheelchair with less force.

What is covered under warranty?

Each product has its own warranty, and each warranty outlines the different parts and coverage. To review your product’s warranty, go to the product’s description page on medmart.com and select the Warranty tab. You can also view product warranty information on the Resources and Support page under Customer Service.

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