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Wheelchair Types


Category Client Capacity Client Restriction Example Approx Value
Adult Standard Manual
Wheelchair Type 1
  • Basic transport manual wheelchair
  • Fixed armrests
  • No skin/postural risk factors
  • Good postural control
  • May require assistance to propel chair
  • Long distance walking
  • Self propelling a manual wheelchair for extended distances
$1,424 CDN
Adult Lightweight Standard
Manual Wheelchair Type 2
  • Basic manual wheelchair
  • Minimally adjustable
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Compatible with seating
  • Good postural control
  • Able to propel chair independently or may require assistance
  • No risk of shoulder joint overuse
  • Walking Limitation
$1,680 CDN
Adult Lightweight Standard
Manual Wheelchair Type 3
  • Moderately adjustable manual wheelchairs
  • Adjustable centre of gravity
  • Quick release wheels for easy transport
  • Frame is foldable for transport
  • Good postural control
  • Able to propel chair independently or may require assistance
  • Walking Limitation
$2,655 CDN
Adult High Performance
Manual Wheelchair Type 4
  • Moderately adjustable manual wheelchairs
  • Adjustable centre of gravity
  • Quick release wheels for easy transport
  • Back folds down for transport
  • Able to propel chair independently or may require assistance
  • At risk of joint overuse
  • Walking Limitation
$3,592 CDN
Adult Manual Dynamic Tilt
Wheelchair Type 5
  • Tilting and/or reclining
  • Not foldable
  • Unable to maintain upright posture through the use of setting alone
  • At risk for skin breakdown
  • Independent movement
$2,446 CDN