Sometimes we dream about the perfect game, the perfect day, or the perfect activity. Whether its a no-hitter, a lazy afternoon in the sun, or explorling a small town, some things should be a perfect fit. Your wheelchair should be no different. With so many different options when buying wheelchairs, how do you know when you find the perfect fit? Wheelchairs can be fickle, but we’re here to make it simple. Here are some things to consider if you’re looking to find the perfect chair for you!
To measure the seat width, measure the person’s hips from one end to the other. Once measured, add two inches. You want to make sure that there is some breathing room but not too much space. To measure the depth, measure from the back of the hips to the back of knee. Then subtract one inch. This will allow you to sit comfortably without the seat always hitting the back of your knees.
There are two arm lengths for wheelchairs: full-length and desk length. Full-length allows for more stability with people who constantly rise and sit. Desk length provides more comfort for those who will be sitting at a desk for an extended period of time. Arm chair height can be determined while seated by measuring from the elbow to the seat of the chair. It’s always best to have height adjustable arms in case preferences change.
Elevated leg rests are suggested for people with edema, injuries or swelling. Leg rests on most wheelchairs lock to prevent excessive movement. The correct fit can be found by measuring from the back of the knee to the heel of the foot.
Backrests can be subjective. Depending on your height, your back rest should reach to your collarbone. There are back rests that are shorter for those desiring more movement. There are also higher backed chairs that for people that need additional back support.
Different wheelchairs are rated for weight capacity. Make sure you know the person’s weight when you select a wheel chair. Remember that certain people are more mobile than others. Choosing a lighter weight chair that suits their upper body strength is important.
If you’re looking for wheelchairs, look no further. We would be happy to assist you! Roll Mobility offers a selection of transport wheelchairs, standard wheelchairs, and lightweight wheelchairs by Drive Medical, Medline, and Invacare. Free Shipping on all products to the lower 48 states.
We love hearing from our customers! The following wheelchair reviews are just a sample of what our customers have to say about Roll Mobility’s wheelchairs and customer service. These reviews are for the GT Aluminum Lightweight Wheelchair and the Alpha Lightweight Wheelchair.
“I could not believe that it has arrived already…my wife, who for the first time is facing her lack of mobility, smiled when I got it together, smiled when she tried it the first time, and smiled again when she sat on the seat. Thanks for the quick delivery and the very, very good product.”
– Judson Joyce
“I love this chair and my husband does too; he finally can lift my wheelchair to put it in the car and I can now go more places. Thank you so much.”
– Sharma C.
“We are very happy with our purchase. The chair arrived earlier than expected and in great condition. It is lightweight, but sturdy, and very useful – it fits nicely in the back of my CR-V – and dad says it is comfortable, too.”
– Betty M.
“This wheelchair arrived 18 hours after I ordered it. No assembly was required. Foot rests snapped right on. I will do business with this company again gladly.”
– Jeffrey L.
“Exactly what we needed without spending a lot. Mom is large and had to squeeze into the into the 16″ model but stated even though it was a tight fit it was very comfortable. If needed to ride for long periods in chair, 18″ model would be a better choice, but we are very happy with the chair.”
– Juliette C.
“These are great people who care about their customers. I had a minor issue with my wheelchair which I caused and they took care of it immediately! What a great company!!”
– Mark C.
“Fabulous lightweight wheelchair! And if a wheelchair can be described as ‘cute,’ then this is it. Every bit of the description regarding this wheelchair is 100% accurate. I made the perfect choice!”
– Janis L.
“Transport chair arrived promptly and the product was in good condition. The chair is easy to fold down and fits into the trunk of my car with ease. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who has an elderly family member that cannot walk long distances but still wants to get out of the house.”
– Sara C.
“Wonderful product, service, delivery. The wheelchair is lightweight and easy to compact away for storage. The seat is higher than a traditional hospital wheelchair. This is great because it is easier to get up from the chair. Highly recommend the chair.”
– Darren J.
“Wheelchair is great. Very lightweight yet sturdy. Folds easily. Mom loves it!!”
– David H.
Looking for a lightweight transport wheelchair? Read what our customers have to say about the Roll Mobility lightweight steel and aluminum transport chairs.
“I am a 5’3” woman with a 6′ husband. I can easily lift this transport chair into our vehicle and can take my husband to all of his doctor visits. It is well built, smooth handling, and very easy to get the foot rests on and off. We take the foot rests off in the house, and he scoots around in it using his own foot power. Great chair for a Great price.”
“Great Construction – really helps transporting my elderly father – without having to worry where I park or whether someone has a wheelchair available. The chair folds up easily and opens as easy as an umbrella. Great Product.”
– Frank T.
“This wheelchair is exactly what we needed. It comes fully assembled. I need it to transport my husband to doctors, barber, friends houses, etc. and it’s perfect. It folds up in one step and it’s lightweight for me to put in the trunk of our car. It has made my life a lot easier.”
– Virginia O’Connor
“I was looking for a light weight chair for my husband and this fits what we were looking for. Very easy to handle. Thank you!”
“Very well pleased with our purchase. Very fair price, excellent quality. Operates very easily and foot rests fold up and back so that occupant can sit at the table. Can not offer anything negative about our purchase.”
– Lawrence A.