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Paediatric Wheelchair

The Self-propelled Wheelchairs for Children

Usage options: HIRE, BUY Ex-hire or BUY Brand-spanking new.

Available in various seat widths: 14″ (paediatric/child size), 16″ (small adult), 18″ (standard), 20″ (wide adult), 22″ (extra wild adult).

Maintaining your independence on a daily basis with the help of mobility equipment should be easy. Using our robust self-propelled wheelchairs – for children which we have found to be the best available on the market for the price, you will be able to get around with little or no assistance.

These chairs are lightweight, sleek, and fit into just about any car boot.

They are easy to use and carry.

If you have things you need to do and places you need to go, you will feel confident and independent with one of our self-propelled wheelchairs for children.

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Paediatric Wheelchairs That Best Suit You

What’s the difference between being stuck in a wheelchair and being stuck in the mud? Give up? When you’re stuck in the mud, you’re not going anywhere.Wheeling around in a wheelchair may not be as much fun as running, jumping, and climbing, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. A paediatric wheelchair is just like a normal wheelchair, only kid-sized. That means you can fit in it comfortably, and it’s much easier to handle than those big ones.Wheelchairs may not look very exciting, but actually they can be. Some wheelchairs are even used to participate in sports.

At the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, Dylan Alcott won two gold medals playing wheelchair tennis, and even though that sounds impressive enough, he also won gold and silver medals playing wheelchair basketball.

Dylan is just one of many successful Australian athletes who compete in wheelchair sports, and not only in the Paralympics but in many other competitions as well, including tennis championships (Australian Open, US Open), basketball championships (Wheelchair Basketball World Championship), athletics (Commonwealth Games, Athletics World Championship), and many others.

Most wheelchair athletes would probably much rather not need to use a wheelchair to get around, but at the same time, they don’t really feel like they are “stuck” in a wheelchair. They simply make the most of each day, doing the best they can with what they have.

If you have to spend some time in a paediatric wheelchair, hopefully it is not going to be such a long time that you develop awesome wheelchair sports skills. But however long you may need a wheelchair for, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take some inspiration from our Paralympians and other wheelchair athletes and do the best you can every day.

 

Our Paediatric Wheelchairs

One of the most important things to ensure about any paediatric wheelchair is that it is properly made and meets Australian standards. Paediatric wheelchairs from Homecare Equipment Services are of the highest quality, so when you source a wheelchair from us, you can be certain that it is strong and safe.

Of course, it goes without saying that when using a wheelchair some common sense needs to be applied. You need to think about where you are going, what you are doing, and what hazards might be around you. It’s much more complicated than walking (it’s a good idea to be careful when walking too). Safe construction is a good start, but safe operation is even more important.

For the best in paediatric wheelchairs, wheelchairs and other disability equipment, contact Homecare Equipment Services.

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