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item #: 34859
sku : EILX
brand : Sunrise Medical
The Quickie LX is a lightweight folding manual wheelchair, which offers many features and options to accommodate a wide range of needs. Offers flip-back armrests, adjustable back height and awesome back components. Complete range of hanger, footplate, armrest and caster options with a lifetime warranty on the frame.
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A wheelchair that is too narrow or too wide can cause discomfort. When too narrow, a wheelchair can become restrictive and increase the likelihood of pressure sores, while when it's too wide, becomes more difficult to push due to the angle of the arms from the shoulders to the wheels.
To determine the necessary seat width, measure the rider's widest area of the body and add one inch. This will allow for optimum seat width while maintaining ideal usability, comfort and safety.
To determine the appropriate seat height, measure from the bend of the knee to the bottom of the foot. Subtract the height of the seat cushion if one is being used. If the wheelchair is not being self propelled by the feet, also add about 2 inches to allow for foot clearance.
When armrests are not fitted properly the wheelchair can become more difficult to push. Not all armrests are adjustable. Height should be fitted to allow the forearm to rest fully on the armrest without pushing up on the shoulders. For users who sit at a table or desk, swing-away armrest can beneficial.
There are four basic types of armrests:
1. Full length, fixed height (entire armrest is padded with a non-adjustable height)
2. Full length, adjustable height (entire armrest is padded with various height seetings)
3. Desk length, fixed height (partial armrest is padded for easier access with tables,
4. Desk length, adjustable height (partial armrest is padded for easier access with tables,
various height seetings)
Armrest that can be easily removed or flip up and down gives users the choice of when to use the armrests.
There are two types of rear wheels, Spoked Wheels and "molded" Mag Wheels.
1. Spoked Wheels are made of metal and are similar in appearance to that of bicycle wheels. The number and size of the spokes affect durability, shock absorption, weight, and performance. The more spokes, the more stable the wheel will be.
2. Mag Wheels are made of molded plastic or a composite. They have a small number of wide molded spokes that are an integral part of the wheel. Mag wheels are more durable, require less maintenance, and usually weigh more then spoked wheels.
1. Pneumatic (air-filled) tires provide a softer ride, but need to be kept inflated. Because pneumatic tires are softer than urethane tires, they are harder to push, with more resistance to the shoulders.
2. Pneumatic Flat Free (foam-filled) tires provide a stiffer ride compared to air-filled tires, and will never go flat.
3. Urethane (solid, flat-free) tires provide the quickest and stiffest ride. And they will not go flat.
Tire Tread also affects the wheelchair ride. Tires with very little tread offer a quicker ride and turn more easily because there is less rubber in contact with the ground, causing less friction. "Knobby" tires with deep treads are helpful on unpaved and rougher surfaces, yet offer less maneuverability. A 1 3/8" treaded tire is a good basic tread for everyday use.
Casters typically come in sizes from 3"" to 8"". The smaller the caster the better the maneuverability of the chair and the less likely it is to shimmy. But smaller casters on unpaved surfaces, riding in and out of elevators, or passing over street grates can be more problematic. Smaller casters are typical of chairs used for sports like basketball, which is played on an even, hard surface, yet their maneuverability makes them popular for everyday use. 3"" casters require the most riding skill and may not be the best choice for a first time wheelchair user.
The large 8", pneumatic (air-filled) caster provides the softest ride and easily rolls over bumps and raised surface, yet makes propelling the chair more difficult. Because of their size, 8"" casters can be an obstruction coming into contact with furniture or the rider's foot. Pneumatic tires need to be kept inflated with the correct pressure, and are capable of going flat.
4" to 6" casters offer a good combination of maneuverability, performance and ease of riding over surface obstructions. Composite (airless) casters offer better durability and quicker ride, while pneumatic casters provide a softer, slower experience.
Using wheel locks as a braking device can cause injury and excessive tire wear and should never be used in this manner.
There are various types of wheel locks available:
1. Push-to-lock wheel locks are the most common. The break is engaged by the rider pushing forward and applying pressure with the palm of their hand until the lever snaps into position.
2. Pull-to-lock wheel locks work in the same manner as the push-to-pock except the lever is pulled forward. For some riders, it may be easier because it does not require as much upper body mobility needed to push the lever away from the body.
3. Swing-away, low-mount and under-mount wheel locks work in different ways depending on the style. These wheel locks help you avoid hitting your thumbs when pushing directly on the tires by mounting the wheel locks away from this range of motion. Due to its location, some riders with limited mobility may not be able to engage these wheel locks.
Wheel lock extensions provide a greater lever arm to apply and remove the locking mechanism, making the wheel locks easier to engage for a rider with decreased upper strength.
The Trifold Advantage Series ramp, with its unique 3-fold design, offers
the length required for wheelchairs and scooters to easily access steps,
vehicles, and raised landings. The ramp is designed to be used and carried
as a set, or if desired, can be quickly separated into two individual
sections, making it even easier to use, carry, and store. By simply
removing two hinge pins, the Trifold Advantage Series ramp quickly
separates into two lightweight halves, each with their own carrying handle.
The durable, patent-pending hinge with interlocking brackets provides
smoother operation and reduced pinch points. Ramp features high-quality
skid-resistant tape with yellow safety strips and a self-adjusting bottom
transition plate for easy conversion from ramp to ground. Unfolds to a 29”
wide platform. Manufactured of welded aircraft-grade aluminum. 800 lbs.
This innovative beverage holder is designed to attach almost anywhere.
As the name implies, it will carry a variety of beverages for the thirsty
consumer. The Liquid Caddy is the first and only gimbaled and adjustable
beverage holder. Just pull and twist the bottom of the cup holder and it
will increase in length and at the same time automatically adjust its inner
diameter. Don't worry about "spillage", the gimbaled action will always
keep a beverage upright. Neoprene, inside the holder insulates any beverage
to keep it at its proper temperature.
The Liquid Caddy will attach virtually anywhere, wheelchairs, scooters,
walkers, power chairs; it is the most versatile beverage holder on the
market. The Liquid Caddy comes with 4 attachments.
The New Liquid Caddy XL features a larger base that will hold up to 32oz tumbler and coffee style mugs and an insert that allows for smaller beverages to still fit snuggly in the base.
This fully-lined polar fleece unisex water-repellent winter poncho is ideal for the hard-to-dress set. It slips over the head in one easy motion. Made to overcome the nastiest types of weather. Perfect for wheelchair users on the go. One size fits all.
Arthritis, surgery, normal aging and wear and tear take a toll. Simple movements related to putting on or taking off a sweater present a new challenge. A poncho that goes on and comes off easily can be a big help.
This Fleece Poncho is ideal for men or women desiring a lightweight warm, shoulder covering while reading or resting. This poncho has attractive double stitching on the hem and neckline, a roomy front pocket and is available in sm/med, and large/x-large for men and women. Machine wash and dry.
Granny Jo Ponchos are warm, cozy, lightweight, soft, and are longer on the arm than traditional ponchos and call to mind a warm hug. They are ideal for those confined to bed, are a wonderful upper body wrap for wheelchair users, and are just the thing to put on quickly when feeling a chill.
Our hooded pochos provide complete protection against the rainiest days. We make them from only the most durable 65/35 polycotton poplins, and they are 100% water repellent. One size fits all.
This new Gel/Foam combo cushion from Drive medical is a comfortable and economical cushion designed to reduce pressure and assist in the the healing and prevention of sores and ulcers caused by prolonged seating.
A viscous gel center is surrounded by a polyurethane foam shell that makes for one comfortable cushion. Included is a waterproof cover with nylon top, non-slip vinyl bottom, and carry handle.
The ViscoRide Wheelchair Cushion by Tempur-Pedic is the first truly affordable viscoelastic cushion for pressure wound prevention. Designed for the sensate, geriatric, or CVA rehab patient, the ViscoRide Wheelchair Cushion increases comfort while it provides exceptional pressure management.
Enhance your chair with our first designer wheelchair cushion. This dual-bladder gel cushion features a non-medical look with navy blue cover and tan piping accents and all the great internal features for your comfort and health.
Inside, the cushion has two gel bladders that help evenly disperse pressure and prevent skin breakdown. The use of two chambers of gel keep the gel from migrating allowing for even distribution. Dual-density foam layers provide a soft top entry that allows the gel to cool the skin as well as a high-density foam base layer for support and pressure distribution. The cushion includes a strap with buckle that allows one to easily carry the cushion over your shoulder as well as attach it to the wheelchair.
The Poli-Gel gel/foam wheelchair cushion is an all purpose cushion for comfort, support and durability. It is an effective option for achieving seating comfort in any chair. Poli-Gel construction maintains soft, even support for maximum comfort.
Quickie LX Ultralight Manual Wheelchair
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