When purchasing an electric wheelchair you may have concerns about using it inside your home or whether a power wheelchair is only safe and intended for indoor use. Motorized wheelchairs can actually be used both indoors and outdoors but knowing where the primary use will be helps to determine the right type of wheelchair that will best suit your needs. If the wheelchair is being used in small spaces such as an apartment or condo, many users find it easier to maneuver a centre-wheel drive power chair. Most users are particularly concerned with how long their batteries will last and how often their wheelchair batteries will need to be charged. This will depend on how often you use your electric wheelchair and what type of terrain it is being used on.
Each Motion Specialties location across Canada has a team of experts that can help you identify the answers to your questions. We always recommend having an occupational therapist assist you in prescribing the best chair for your needs. They’ll help you take into consideration your posture and the type of seat and back cushions you will require and they also can assist you in applying for potential funding for your electric wheelchair. A sales consultant will also help provide you with warranty information and tips on how you can maintain your wheelchair, or tips on how to transport motorized wheelchairs. Contact us with any questions you may have or visit the learning centre for more information.