How to use a manual wheelchair (detailed guide with illustrated instructions):

General hand-pushed wheelchairs, excluding special functional wheelchairs or sports wheelchairs.

It can be divided into two categories: 1. Large wheel: self-propelled wheelchair; 2. Thin wheel: small wheel wheelchair assisted by a caregiver.

Haohao Medical Supplies has been committed to popularizing medical supplies, especially wheelchair-related knowledge, to the public, so that more people in need, such as the elderly or patients with limited mobility, can effectively obtain correct and professional wheelchair information. Therefore, we have specially listed some things you need to pay attention to when using a hand-pushed wheelchair.

manual wheelchair guide

Instructions for use of large wheel wheelchair:

Large wheel wheelchair use

Basic way to move forward:
Hold the push ring and push forward with your elbow joint at an angle of approximately 120 degrees. When using on a sloping road, apply force on the sloping side. Remember to keep the wheelchair forward and not to the lower side of the road.

How to use different road surfaces:
A. Stone ridge/ small steps

how to use wheelchair on crub

  1. First park the wheelchair in front of the cairn
  2. Make sure the front roller touches the steps at right angles
  3. Sit your buttocks to the deepest part of the seat cushion, lean forward, and row the rear wheel hard

B. slope

wheelchair incline
When going uphill, keep your body leaning forward. If the slope is large, you can walk in a zigzag pattern to reduce the slope.
When going downhill, use the same forward leaning position.

Tunnel/ sag/ roadside location

WheelchairMTR

Please cross the pit/road at a right angle to avoid the front roller getting stuck. In addition, you can also lift the front roller to pass the sunken ground.

Ditch

wheelchair tunnel

Please cross the manhole cover in a diagonal manner to prevent the vehicle wheels from falling into the gap and causing an accident.

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Instructions for use of small wheel wheelchair:

Small wheel wheelchair use

Basic way to move forward:

The caregiver must first hold the wheelchair's handle and push it forward in the direction they want to go. Remember not to stop suddenly to avoid scaring the passengers. When using it on a sloping road, the hand on the sloping side needs to exert force, just remember not to turn in the lower direction.

How to use different road surfaces:

A. Stone crotch/ small steps

wheelchair on curb

    1. First park the wheelchair in front of the cairn
    2. While pulling the handle, tilt the wheelchair backward to raise the front roller
    3. Make sure the rear roller touches the step
    4. Lift the rear wheel and cross the stone ridge

B. Rock mound/small steps slope

wheelchair on slope

Lean forward to go uphill; turn to go downhill. Be careful not to go downhill forward to prevent the rider from falling forward and being injured.

C. Tunnel/ lower/ road depression location

wheelchair roll over

Please cross the pit/ road at a right angle to avoid the front roller getting stuck. In addition, you can also lift the front roller to pass.

D. Canal

wheelchair wheelchair crossing ditch

Please cross the manhole cover in a diagonal manner to prevent the vehicle wheels from falling into the gap.

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The above are basic operating skills. It is recommended that you come to the company display for free training. Our specialists will evaluate the user's needs and usage environment, and then provide more targeted suggestions and tips.

If you want to get professional advice and tailor-made recommendations, please contact our team at 35680755 .

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