Whether you will need a manual or electric wheelchair, there are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to think about for each. Or you might need both for different purposes.

A manual wheelchair should work if you have sufficient great strength in your arms to push whether the surface is level or on an incline like a wheelchair ramp. Some manuals include hand aids known as hand rims, with knobs that are easier to grip onto instead of rims alone.

Some people today use a manual wheelchair only, while others use both a manual and an electrical. This may be based on the space, the surface, and if they ought to be lifted up any stairs or assist loading the seat into a car, etc.

You may need a ‘mororized chairs’ (also known as Sillas mororizadas‘ in the Spanish language) to get to work, but use a manual chair when you come home. The main advantages and disadvantages of manual wheelchairs are:

They need balance and strength to move; they take more energy moving distances and up slopes or wheelchair ramps; they can add to aerobic and muscle health; they are easier to transfer; it doesn’t need charging batteries or have the possible failure of batteries and they’re usually narrower and easier to move around in small spaces.