Manual and Power Wheelchairs


Manual and Power Wheelchairs

If you’ve recently decided that it’s time to invest in a wheelchair to increase your mobility, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Vantage Home Medical, we strive to provide our customers with excellent product options as well as plenty of information on how to choose the right one. The best place to start your decision-making process is by deciding whether you’ll be better off with a manual or power wheelchair. We’ve gathered some useful information on both below.

If you’re able to effectively propel yourself forward without too much effort, a manual wheelchair could be a great choice for you. These wheelchairs are typically portable so you can fold it up and it’s ready to go, which makes frequent travel a breeze. You’ll need to be on alert for obstacles with this type of wheelchair, like curbs and rough terrain. As for power wheelchairs, these are an excellent option if you understand how to operate the manual version but lack the strength to do so. Keep in mind these machines are heavy and often need an accessible vehicle for transport. This option is ideal for those who want the simplicity of electronic operation.

When you’re ready to start looking at some mobility products in person, swing by one of our four convenient locations. You can find Vantage Home Medical in Meadville, Erie, Franklin, and Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

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