Transport wheelchairs are usually designed to make movement easy for those that have temporarily or permanently lost mobility, but sometimes they need to be repaired or even updated with new features. Transport wheelchair parts can be purchased for either purpose. The chairs are important companions for care takers and nurses as well as those that are being taken care of. Transport wheelchairs are produced in almost similar dimensions, however they are differ in the way they handle. They have different weight limits that they can carry and range from the light weight to the heavy duty wheelchairs that can support weights of over 200 pounds.
The standard wheelchair while it offers basic functions to the normal user might need to be customized for users with specific or special needs. The wheelchairs can also be fitted with accessories to increase comfort and ease. Some basic accessories include trunk positioning systems, foot and leg positioning systems to help unsteady feet, neck rests for a more comfortable head and neck.
Transport wheelchair parts can often be found and changed as needs be. You may want to get better performance tires for example. The kind of tires that you have will determine how easily you can maneuver your wheelchair. You may also need to change your casters or get ones that are better adapted to your flooring. Casters are the small wheels that are often located at the front of the wheelchair and they are important in stabilizing the wheelchair. There are different sizes available and made of diverse materials. Choosing the right set of casters can work wonders for your mobility.
Wall guards are also important in protecting the wheelchair from nasty bumps on the walls and they exist as from 3 inches to about 6 inches. These can be changed and matched as required. The parts can be seen in shops that sell medical hardware, but may also be seen online as more and more sales are taking place through the internet. There are also numerous budget shops that offer wheelchair parts at affordable prices.
Transport wheelchair parts are often fitted depending on the lifestyle of the user and his / her limitations. It is therefore important to first note the model of your wheelchair and then talk over your needs with the local supplier or the internet marketer to see which parts can be supplied and added to your wheelchair to make your user experience better. Some of the parts are meant to be easily replaceable and can be done at home. However other parts that are more critical in their role should be changed with care and by a qualified repairer. The repairers are more likely to check that the replaceable parts are suited for the intended function and that they are well fitted.