Manual Wheelchairs

Medical Equipment Rental Suppliers

Manuel Wheelchairs in El Paso and New Mexico

Moving Freely with Low-Cost Selections

While specialty wheelchairs are all the rage, most people don’t have conditions requiring them to splurge on such a device. Instead, manual wheelchairs from a medical supply store are often suitable enough to meet most people’s needs as they are are lightweight, durable, and easy to maneuver.

Contact us at Wheelchair & Walker Rentals Inc. online or (915) 544-7144 if you’re looking for the best manual wheelchairs in El Paso and New Mexico. 

The Easy and Convenient Choice

Manual wheelchairs are the best way to perform ADLs and enjoy an everyday life if you have a mobility impairment. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or surgery, or have a permanent handicap and need something more affordable than power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs can get the job done. 

However, if you have a more advanced condition or don’t have the strength or ability to use a manual wheelchair, we also offer the best powered and specialty wheelchairs available. No matter your wheelchair needs, Wheelchair & Walker Rentals Inc. has you covered. 

Benefits of Manual Wheelchairs

While manual wheelchairs aren’t self-powered or propelled, they’re often prefered over powered wheelchairs for several reasons:

  • More lightweight
  • More compact
  • Easy to transport
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Keeps your arms and core active
  • Take up little space
  • Don’t need to be charged
  • Much more affordable than other wheelchairs

How to Choose the Right Manual Wheelchair

Manual wheelchairs are only beneficial if you choose the right one for what you need. Otherwise, they can do more harm than good by impeding your condition or recovery. Here’s how to choose the right manual wheelchair for your situation:

  • Make sure you can easily propel and maneuver the chair.
  • Choose a wheelchair that’s the right height for you.
  • Does your wheelchair have breaks, locks, and other safety devices?
  • Can the chair easily support your weight?
  • Ensure that you choose a durable, heavy-duty wheelchair.
  • Comfort is king when choosing any type of wheelchair.

If you can’t decide between two or more manual wheelchairs, we also offer wheelchair rentals. That way, you can try out multiple chairs for a day or two until you find the perfect one.

Types of Manual Wheelchairs

Another key to choosing the right manual wheelchair for your needs is choosing the right type of manual wheelchair. Our New Mexico and El Paso medical supply store divide wheelchairs into five categories:

  • Transport
  • Folding
  • Standing
  • Dynamic Tilt
  • Rigid

Regardless of which type of manual wheelchair you need, Wheelchair & Walker Rentals Inc. has it for you.

How to Use and Care for Your Manual Wheelchair

As with everything you purchase or rent, it’s essential to take good care and use your manual wheelchair properly. Luckily, we have a team of technicians, therapists, and assistants on staff that will be more than happy to show you how to use any type of wheelchair.  

Once you select the right one for your needs and take it home, here are some maintenance tips to ensure its longevity and durability:

  • Check the tire pressure regularly.
  • Check the screws and attachments every two to three months to ensure they aren’t loose.
  • Test the brakes periodically.
  • Keep your wheelchair dryand out of the rain.
  • Store the wheelchair in a cool, dry area when not in use.
  • If you need a new part, only use original, name-brand parts.

By following these simple tips and tricks,
you’ll have a durable wheelchair and stay safe while you’re using it. 

Why Choose Us?

Wheelchair & Walker Rentals Inc. has been one of the Southwest’s top home medical equipment suppliers for more than 50 years. We have a comprehensive team of professionals whose only goal is to ensure you get what you need to live your best life. We also strive to offer our customers an enjoyable shopping experience that’s stress and hassle-free. That’s why we offer local repair for any of our rentals or purchased wheelchairs for a quick, hassle-free fix.

Look to Us for the Best Manual Wheelchairs in the Southwest

If you’re looking for quality manual wheelchair rentals in El Paso and New Mexico, contact us at Wheelchair & Walker Rentals Inc. We have many wheelchairs to choose from and a team of therapists and technicians to assist you.

Get started online or call our medical supply store in El Paso at (915) 544-7144 for the best deal!