A Guide To The Best Types of Wheelchairs


Wheelchairs in Canada have come a long way, and there are many different kinds that can assist with mobility, and make travel so much easier during your everyday routine. Not all are created the same, which means it’s good to understand the differences between wheelchair models, so that you can find the one best suited to your lifestyle.


The following is a simple guide designed to help you understand the subtle nuances between the types of wheelchair models, who they’re aimed for, and what benefits they can bring to your life. Read on to learn more!


Manual Wheelchairs

It’s hard to believe, but wheelchairs have been around for over two-thousand years, making them one of the oldest and most reliable forms of medical aid ever produced. The basic design has not changed radically over the centuries, but they have been upgraded with new technologies, better materials and more comfortable fits. These days, the choice of wheelchairs has never been greater, allowing people to choose the exact one to fit their tastes and needs.


Standard Wheelchairs come in a variety of different formats and materials, most notably lightweight aluminum that make them quite easy to push. For heavier people, there are steel framed models to accommodate greater weights and sizes. Ezee Life offers both types of Wheelchairs in several different models and sizes. Make sure to read the details on all Wheelchair models so that you can identify the correct one for your size and fit.


Transport Chairs are quite similar in design to your standard Wheelchair, but are designed to ferry patients quickly between destinations. As such, they are straightforward in design and lightweight, which is great for caregivers who need to quickly set them up and store them in between use. As such, these are not meant for all-day use, and should only be used in the presence of a caregiver to help push them. Many Transport Chairs feature a variety of options, including swing-away footrests, a fold-down backrest, and padded armrests. They also come in different models to suit varying sizes and shapes.


Folding Electric Wheelchairs

These kinds of Wheelchairs offer an extra level of mobility and comfort by allowing them to be driven using a small joystick. They’re great for outdoor traveling or around the house, and can be folded up to take with you on trips. Folding Electric Wheelchairs are sold in Canada by EZee Life, and come in a variety of Generation Models, from 1 to 5. Each model offers a different set of features designed for specific people, but all of them feature excellent build quality and foldability. They’re one of the best ways to get around effortlessly, without the need for a physical push, and can bring freedom of mobility back to your everyday routine!


Hopefully you’ve gained some valuable insight into the kinds of Wheelchairs available to you. If you’re still unsure which Wheelchair model is right for you, feel free to contact us directly so that we can assist you. We’re more than happy to help!