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Maintaining Your Ride: Manual Wheelchair Maintenance

This is 4th blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check outblog 1,blog 2, and blog 3.

Manual wheelchair users are not excluded from the need to perform regular wheelchair maintenance. The adverse effects of not maintaining a manual wheelchair include wheelchair breakdown and being without mobility.
Steps for Maintaining a Manual Wheelchair

Clean manual wheelchairs often and we recommend every 2-3 weeks
Inspect for wear & tear
Tighten hardware such as seating components such as caster/forks. Listen for sounds your wheelchair doesn’t normally make as this is a good indicator a part is loose.
Inspect seating components such as cushion, seat sling, and back support
Adjust as needed such as wheel locks and tire pressure adjustments
Proactive replacement such as tires, casters, and upholstery

Maintaining Your Ride: Power Wheelchair Maintenance

This is 3rd blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check out blog 1 and blog 2.

In our maintaining your ride blog series, we’ve looked at cleaning and disinfecting seating and positioning products, manual wheelchairs, and power wheelchairs. To keep your wheelchair in good working order we strongly recommend maintenance. Today we are focusing on power wheelchair maintenance.
Steps for maintaining a power wheelchair

Clean power wheelchairs often
Inspect for wear & tear
Tighten hardware such as on headrest and seating components
Inspect the seating components such as cushions and back supports
Adjust as needed
Be proactive with replacement components including batteries

Maintaining Your Ride: Wheelchair Cleaning & Disinfecting

This is 2nd blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check out blog 1 here.

Last week we talked about seating and positioning care and maintenance specifically looking at cleaning and disinfecting wheelchair cushions. This week we’re talking a look at the cleaning and disinfecting manual and power wheelchairs.

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