Powerchair with a high base and tilt function, providing users with a variety of seating positioning options. It also has arm rests and leg supports for added comfort.
Source of Wheelchair:
Provided By Local NHS Wheelchair Services
This is my first powerchair through the NHS Wheelchair Services.
It has a tilt function which I initially didn’t think I’d use, but it’s proven to be really helpful when going down ramps. Particularly my wheelchair accessible van ramp as it makes me feel safer and not as if you’re tipping forward.
It is a high base which quickly ran into problems because I originally opted for a thick pressure relieving seat cushion, yet I couldn’t fit underneath a standard table due to how high the seat cushion was. So I had to try a few thinner cushions and chose one that is not as comfortable, but I can at least now fit under a table to eat – which is essential!
The armrests are quite heavy and as someone with muscle weakness, I have days where I can hardly lift them up, which is frustrating as it has the controls mounted on. The armrests also damage easily, meaning one little dink and the spongy armrest crumbles. I noticed chunks coming off of mine almost immediately.
There are cushion pads on the legrests, however we had to tighten these as they would spin easily and dig into my legs. The seatbelt also loosens itself very easily.
My main gripe with this chair is that when you press the down button to slow the speed, it loops round the 3 speeds so you have to look to check you don’t accidentally push it down to go slow and actually end up on the fastest speed!
Overall it’s a good chair, it just takes a few changes when you first get it to ensure that it works how you want it to and fits the way you need it to. I feel safe in it and find it comfortable to use. I’ve even used it off-road at Centre Parcs and it worked really well, so great all round option.