Once you’ve purchased the right wheelchair, it’s vital that you use it to its best level of support. Maintaining good posture is one of the most important things to remember to get the most out of your wheelchair — particularly for those who may be sat for many hours in a day.
Manual wheelchair users are often advised to maintain good posture and push on the rims of their wheels in order to make sure they’re applying the right amount of energy when operating their chair. Electric wheelchairs may be operated differently, but the principle remains the same. Your electric wheelchair should always be adjusted to suit your individual needs and to ensure as much comfort and support as possible.