Manual Wheelchair - Self Propelled VS. Attendant Propelled

If you are looking to purchase or to hire a manual wheelchair, you have probably already noticed that there are two different rear wheel options, "Self Propelled" and "Attendant Propelled". Are you aware of the difference?

Self-propelled wheelchairs have larger rear wheels with a push rim which enable independent mobility for the user. It also requires less effort if being pushed by an attendant.

An Attendant Manual Wheelchair, or sometimes known as a transit manual wheelchair, is normally attendant propelled and therefore unlike a self-propelling wheelchair has smaller back wheels. This means that the carer or family member can quickly and easily enable the wheelchair user to move locations.


karma flexx

Attendant Propelled

Karma Ergo 125 transit


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