Manual Wheelchairs - Self Propelled VS. Attendant Propelled

If you are looking to purchase or 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.

Self-Propelled

karma flexx

Attendant Propelled

Karma Ergo 125 transit

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