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Whether you’re looking for electric wheelchairs, folding wheelchairs, or even paediatric wheelchairs, browse our affordable range and find what’s best for you.
Affordable Wheelchairs For Elderly & Disabled
If you have suffered an injury or suffer from a chronic mobility condition, a wheelchair may be your only option to move around.
However, there are many different types of wheelchairs that you can choose from that will help you feel comfortable and regain independence. Browse the range to select what’s best for you.
What are the different types of wheelchairs?
There are some wheelchairs designed to be foldable, some that are electric, some with bigger wheels, and some with smaller wheels. Each different type is made for a different purpose. The different types include:
The self-propelled manual wheelchair is your typical wheelchair. It’s designed with two small wheels at the front, and then two larger wheels at the back which you can push so that you can move. The back of the chair also has handles so a carer can push you along.
Transit manual wheelchairs
The transit manual wheelchair has smaller wheels at the back as well as at the front. It is designed to only be pushed by a carer using the handles. The handles should also have brakes. Smaller back wheels may not be ideal for use on uneven or unpaved surfaces.
Power, or motorised wheelchairs cannot be pushed by the user. Instead, they have a gear stick that the user can use to drive around on electric battery power. Usually powered wheelchairs are heavier than manual wheelchairs.
Portable wheelchairs are usually your lightweight and foldable option. To save on weight they are also mainly manual wheelchairs, however you can also get some electric wheelchairs that are foldable for a higher price.
All terrain wheelchairs
These kinds of wheelchairs have fatter wheels which helps them travel on grass and gravel. They are recommended for people who spend a lot of time outdoors.
What is the lightest type of wheelchair
The lightest type of wheelchair will be the manual wheelchair, and usually a portable/foldable kind. The transit manual wheelchair will be lighter than the self-propelled. Though new technology finds a way to make motorised wheelchairs lighter and lighter, and there are folding electric wheelchairs, the manual chair will be the lightweight option.
You should consider why you need your wheelchair to be lightweight, because if you’re worried about how heavy it is to be able to push it yourself, you won’t have that problem with an electric wheelchair because it pushes itself. However, if you need it to be lightweight for travel, then perhaps the manual option will be better.
How much do wheelchairs cost?
Your manual wheelchair is going to have a different cost compared to your motorised wheelchair. The best way to see how much you need to spend on bathroom mobility aids is to browse our range and get in contact with one of our trained mobility professionals.
However, wheelchairs in Australia usually range between $500-$1,500.
Where to get wheelchairs in Australia
Take it from us, you don’t want to be over-straining yourself by using a poorly suited wheelchair, which puts you at risk of an injury or is simply too difficult to use. We strongly recommend going to a specialist mobility product outlet so that they can match you to a suitable product.
By visiting The Mobility Store today, you can get access to one of the most comprehensive ranges of wheelchairs for sale in Melbourne and all of Australia.
While in our store, you’ll be able to speak to one of our friendly and highly-trained mobility professionals that will closely discuss your needs and match you with the best option.
If you can’t make it into our store, you can give us a call and we can help you navigate our online shop, so that you can get your wheelchair sent to you from the comfort of your own home.
Get in touch with us so that you can improve your mobility today.