Wheelchairs can improve your quality of life. If you have a disability or a condition that affects your walking, buying or hiring a wheelchair allows you to continue doing activities you like. Selecting the right wheelchair can enable you to socialise and go out with family and friends.
There are two main types of wheelchairs: manual wheelchairs and power wheelchairs.
These are often most suitable for people who require a wheelchair all or most of the time for mobility. They are also best for those who can walk with a walking stick or rollator but are unable to cope with longer distances.
To use a self-propelled wheelchair, you need strength and mobility in your arm