Invacare Action Junior 3 – Manual Wheelchair

USERS RATING:
(Based on the users needs, lifestyle and preferences.)

Wheelchair Description:
Pink folding frame with easy release wheels. Bright orange spoke guards with printed flowers.

Source of Wheelchair:
NHS Wheelchair Services

Diagnosis:
Rare Genetic Condition with Severe Physical & Learning Disabilities

Personal Opinion:
We’ve had E’s wheelchair since last year. The Invacare frame is fab for trips around town and in school. It manoeuvres well, is compact, easy to fold and relatively lightweight. E does not need much postural support but she does have a lap belt for her own safety. She is unable to tell me whether it is comfortable or not, but she certainly does like to have time out of it when we are out and about so we always try to find places where there is somewhere that she can have a roll around on the floor safely.

We do push the wheelchair to its extremes and after only a few months it is looking a little worse for wear. When we visited wheelchair services we explained that we like to get off the beaten track, onto beaches, through woodland and on country walks. But due to the fact the Action 3 struggles on this type of terrain, we invested in a second-hand offroader. I can’t help but feel that we could do something more robust than the Invacare Action 3 and a hybrid between a run around town chair and an offroader would probably suit our needs better and last longer. If there is such a hybrid though our wheelchair services don’t seem to be aware of it, so perhaps there is a gap in the market waiting to be filled! Either that or they’re not telling us, maybe its due to cost?

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TOTAL RATING

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