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Thinking of Getting a Lightweight Wheelchair?

With the design and huge improvement now in wheelchairs there are many choices of wheelchairs in the market, ranging from steel framed heavy wheelchairs,motorized wheelchairs, sports wheelchairs to the new ultra lightweight wheelchairs or even sports wheelchairs. But still the most popular among people is the lightweight wheelchairs.

Almost every wheelchair manufacturer has their own line of ultra lightweight wheelchairs. It can be very confusing, but we have broken them down into three major categories to assist you to find the right wheelchair for you. The three categories are:

1. Rigid 2. Folding 3. Titanium folding and Rigid.

The following overviews will help answer the questions that you may have and help get you on your way.

One of the more popular brands would be the titanium quickie wheelchair which weighs approximately 19lbs which makes it a super lightweight wheelchair, the costing for quickie lightweight wheelchairs ranges upwards of $200 to $1000 depending on model etc. By using titanium in their design they can reduce the weight and yet make it durable and cheap.

These wheelchairs are good for people who need a lightweight wheelchair to help their mobility. By using a lightweight chair the user can easily self propel them, or for a care giver to push them from behind.

Using lightweight wheelchairs are a big help for people who are still quite active and mobile, although you may still confined to a wheelchair but the fact that the wheelchair is light will still allow the user to take part of activities such as basketball and tennis.

Lightweight wheelchairs come in two basic types folding and rigid and typically are made of titanium nowadays which greatly lightens the weight of a wheelchair.

Folding wheelchairs are perfect for people who need to take a wheelchair with them when they are travelling in a car, for example. The folding wheelchair can easily fit in the back seat or into the trunk of most cars. These folding wheelchairs tend to have less features than a rigid lightweight wheelchair, however. The main benefit of a folding wheelchair is its portability.

Good tip when buying a lightweight wheelchair is that you should begin by scouting out the basic layout dimensions of the wheelchairs. Do this by identifying the smallest and narrowest doorways, passage ways, elevators this will ensure you pick a wheelchair that is practical too.

Hope this write up will give you some light on lightweight wheelchair. and help you in making an more informative decision or review of a lightweight wheelchair. Please spend 10mins by coming to my site where you can gain a greater understanding of lightweight wheelchairs.

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