Which Manual Wheelchair is Right for You: Reclining and Tilt-in-Space Wheelchairs

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As you search for the perfect wheelchair to fit your needs, you have a lot to consider. Sometimes the amount of options and features available can seem overwhelming. At Homepro Medical, we want to make it simple for you to choose the right wheelchair for you or your loved one. That’s why we’re highlighting the benefits of each of our options in our blog. For manual wheelchairs, we offer transport, standard, lightweight, heavy duty, recliner, and tilt-in-spaceoptions. Read on to learn why a reclining or tilt-in-space wheelchair might be perfect for you and your individual needs.

reclining wheelchair

Reclining Wheelchair by Drive Medical.

Reclining wheelchairs

These chairs have high backs that can recline independently from the rest of the chair. Reclining chairs allow users to lie back comfortably in their chair with the option of elevating their feet and legs. This makes every day activities such as lying down or eating with a tray much simpler. Having the ability to recline can also help distribute body weight to reduce pressure sores. For those that have difficulty getting out of their chair, the reclining position makes for an easy transition from chair to bed or couch.

Those suffering from poor circulation, low blood pressure or edemas greatly benefit from a these chairs. If you care for someone who needs brief changing or catheterization, a reclining wheelchair makes it much easier for you to access them and offer proper care.

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Tilt-in-Space Wheelchair by Invacare

Tilt-in-space wheelchairs

Tilt-in-space wheelchairs offer change in position capabilities for those who can’t independently shift their body weight. These chairs have adjustable backs, seats and leg rests that move together, much like an easy chair. Tilt-in-space chairs are great for people who have difficulty getting out of their chair or need to sleep in their wheelchair. These chairs provide the most adjustment options, so you find the perfect fit for your needs. A tilt-in-space chair offers users the necessary stability to switch weight distribution and pressure points regularly in order to prevent sores and skin breakdown.

People who benefit from reclining and tilt-in-space chairs:

  • People with poor muscular control in the head, neck, or core
  • People with scoliosis or curvature of the spine
  • People who have pain or pressure after sitting upright for extended periods
  • People who experience seizures, sleep disorders or fluctuating muscle control

If you think you or a loved one would benefit from a reclining or tilt-in-space wheelchair, please contact us to learn how you could own the perfect chair for you. We would love to help you be more comfortable in your wheelchair!