Maintaining your sports wheelchair

8 Nov 2019

Maintaining your sports wheelchair

To ensure that your sports wheelchair maximises your performance and to reduce the chance of the wheelchair becoming unusable when you need it most, maintenance is vital.

As part of a regular maintenance schedule you should regularly check your tyre wear and pressure and the condition of your strapping, cushion and backrest. You should also ensure your wheels lock into place tightly and your casters and wheels spin freely.

WheelPower in partnership with the wheelchair manufacturer RGK have developed a series of sports wheelchair maintenance videos. 

Simple step by step instructions within these videos will help you to carry out regular maintenance on your sports wheelchair and the videos include procedures on:

WheelPower provide the opportunity for groups and clubs to attend a Wheelchair Maintenance course. This course is designed to give people, who may be looking to purchase or already own sports wheelchairs, the knowledge, skills and understanding on how to get the most out of their wheelchair and make it last as long as possible! If you are interested in attending or hosting a course please email info@wheelpower.org.uk for more information!

This course also goes perfectly with WheelPower’s ABCs of Wheelchair Sports course! Follow this link for more information.

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