Manual wheelchairs come in a variety of options depending on specific needs and goals. Manual wheelchairs are portable option wheelchairs that are typically manually propelled. The different options are unique to each individual’s scenario.
Lightweight Manual Wheelchairs: A lightweight manual wheelchair is appropriate for an individual that has difficulty walking with a cane or walker and is unable to push a standard wheelchair themselves. The lightweight manual wheelchair offers a lighter weight option than the standard wheelchair with the options of a lower seat to floor height and additional seat sizes. The lightweight manual wheelchairs also can be fit with a cushion and/or back to meet your specific needs. Our staff at Alliance Rehab and Medical Equipment is trained to assist in the selection of an appropriate Lightweight Manual Wheelchair that will meet your unique mobility and seating needs.
Complex Manual Wheelchairs
Complex Manual Wheelchairs: Complex manual wheelchairs are custom evaluated so that the wheelchair conforms to the individual rather than the individual conforming to the wheelchair. Complex manual wheelchairs are more functional because they are as lightweight as possible while maintaining durability. The custom manual wheelchair is also adjustable in nature so that the configuration can be changed to match your on going medical and lifestyle changes. The complex manual wheelchair is also able to accept many different types of back and cushion options in order to provide the best fit and support possible. There are three categories of complex custom manual wheelchairs with a number of available accessories.
- Ultra-lightweight Folding Complex Wheelchairs
- Ultra-lightweight Rigid Complex Wheelchairs
- Tilt in Space Positioning Complex Wheelchairs
Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)
The majority of funding sources for Complex Rehab Services, including Medicare, require an ATP be involved in the evaluation and selection process of complex rehab equipment. Assistive Technology Professionals are individuals certified to match your technology needs and your mobility/environmental goals to the appropriate complex rehab equipment and adaptive devices. Our ATPs will partner with you from the evaluation process through delivery of your complex manual wheelchairs. The ATP will work with your Healthcare Professional to assure your specific needs are matched to the appropriately customized equipment. They will be available for any of your questions during the funding approval process, individualized fitting during your delivery of equipment, and follow up regarding performance after the delivery.