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8.2. Manual Wheelchair Information

Click on the PDF below for a slideshow that will cover the following topics along with photos.


The slideshow will discuss the basics of manual wheelchair function and set-up.  The following subjects will be provided:

  • Description of the different types of manual wheelchairs
  • The Medicare codes are mentioned for use when you work with the therapist and wheelchair supplier.  For more information about Medicare click here.
  • Different types of components will be discussed
  • The set-up of a manual wheelchair or configuration will be discussed.  This is how you set your wheelchair up to fit your lifestyle and physical abilities.
  • The recommended way to push your manual wheelchair will be shown.  This is important so you don't injure your shoulders or arms.


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