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Helpful Information for Propelling a Lightweight Wheelchair

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Helpful Information for Propelling a Lightweight Wheelchair


Learning to propel a wheelchair takes practice, as does any skill that you wish to master. Depending on the shape, weight and form of your wheelchair, propelling can be different for each individual person. However, practice makes perfect and if you try to learn how to propel your wheelchair you will certainly need the assistance of a family member or carer.


Maidesite lightweight wheelchairs are easy to propel with rims that are safe for the finger and hands. Ergonomic and comfortable rims will allow you to propel your wheelchair on your own, while avoiding blisters and pressure sores on your fingers. Comfort, pricing and convenience are the most important criteria for choosing a wheelchair and it is no different for lightweight chairs.


How to propel your own wheelchair


Controlling your wheelchair and knowing how it works are the first steps towards successful self-propelling. In order to achieve better control of your wheelchair, you will need to read the manual carefully and ask for help. Self-propelling is not an easy task, but can be achieved with practice and persistence. As time goes by, your upper arm strength will increase sand that will help you propel your chair easier, even outdoors. Buying special gloves also helps because they will protect your hands from injuries.


Propelling indoors and outdoors


Maidesite lightweight wheelchairs are designed to propel indoors and outdoors. However, they are different processes and you will encounter different kinds of uneven terrain when travelling outdoors. Lightweight wheelchairs are not ideal for very long distances unless you have the right accessories to avoid obstacles and reach higher or lower ground.


Quite a few of our lightweight wheelchairs at Maidesite are self-propelled and come with different accessories and additions to help you with your mobility issues.


Quality and comfort


At Maidesite, we are changing the lightweight wheelchair market by providing affordable and long-lasting lightweight wheelchairs to people with limited mobility. To learn more about our products and your propelling options visit our website or contact us directly. We will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions about your new wheelchair.



If you have been meaning to travel but you do not want to deal with your bulky, and heavy wheelchair, you might want to consider switching to a lightweight wheelchair. Lightweight wheelchairs are great for vacations and other travel activities, since they can help you navigate easily and withstand the rigors of travel.


At Maidesite, we have developed a range of lightweight wheelchairs that are easy to move around and therefore ideal for occasions such as trips or days out. Our wheelchairs are user-friendly and can be adjusted to your height for extra comfort.


Non-friendly wheelchairs can ruin your trip


Whether you are organizing a little getaway in your own country or planning to fly abroad, doing it with a heavy and solid wheelchair can add much stress to your vacation. Not all countries have the infrastructure to accommodate people with disabilities and getting around unfamiliar places with a heavy and impractical wheelchair can be challenging both for you and your caretaker.


If you are not travelling with your own vehicle, you may be worried about leaving your wheelchair in the luggage compartment in case it gets broken. Light wheelchairs are easier to carry, and sometimes they collapse or fold, providing much more flexibility than regular wheelchairs. With a lightweight wheelchair, you will feel more comfortable about your trip and focus on the adventures awaiting you.


Not only for travelling


For somebody used to a sturdier chair, or even an electric wheelchair, using a lightweight wheelchair for the first time may seem strange and unfamiliar. However, lightweight wheelchairs are not necessarily designed for short-term use and the more you use them the more comfortable you will get. At Maidesite, we are committed to providing high-quality, lightweight wheelchairs that incorporate most of the features of regular wheelchairs and can be personalized. Imagine being able to move around corners and fit into places that were not easily accessible before. A lightweight wheelchair can help you achieve more independence and feel more comfortable even if you are travelling outside your comfort zone.