Manual and Power Wheelchairs

manual and power wheelchairs in Saint Petersburg, FL

Manual and Power Wheelchairs

Once you’ve decided that investing in a wheelchair is a beneficial decision, the next step is deciding what type is right for you. You’ll need to choose between a manual wheelchair and a power wheelchair. For the most part, if you’re able to easily propel yourself forward without exerting too much effort then a manual wheelchair can be a great choice. These wheelchairs tend to be portable so you can simply fold them up and travel with them without a hassle. When you’re operating a manual wheelchair, you’ll need to be aware of certain obstacles, like curbs and rough terrain, which can be tricky to navigate.

On the other hand, if you’re someone who experiences fatigue easily, a power wheelchair might be the better option. You’ll require far less effort and time to operate a power wheelchair. It’s important to note that these machines are very heavy. Many times, you’ll need an accessible vehicle that’s equipped to transport your power wheelchair. Power wheelchairs are an excellent choice for those who understand the concept of a wheelchair but don’t have the strength to operate a manual model for long periods of time.

If you’d like to check out our selection of manual and power wheelchairs, visit Affinity Home Medical Equipment in St. Petersburg, FL! Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you in finding the wheelchair that’s right for you.


Contact Affinity Home Medical

If you have questions, talk to the experts at Affinity Home Medical Equipment! Call us at (727) 522-2256. We’re here to help you!