Standard wheelchairs are designed in such a way that the user can easily and manually propel the wheelchair with upper body arm strength or for a caregiver to move and transport a patient with ease of mobility.
They come standard with a seat, back rest, two large rear wheels, two small front wheels, and footrests.
General guideline for determining the proper seat-to-floor height for a wheelchair
- For individuals under 5’5” in height – use a hemi size wheelchair with a 17.5-inch seat height
- For individuals 5’5” to 6’2” in height – use an adult wheelchair with a 19.5 to 20.5-inch seat height
- For individuals over 6’2” in height – use a tall size size wheelchair with a 21.5-inch seat height
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