How To Survive Winter in a Wheelchair

If you live in a climate where there is a lot of snow, you should invest in a “Fifth Wheel” for your wheelchair. There are several of them on the market and they all work on the same principle. They lift the front caster wheels off of the ground and make your wheelchair more maneuverable.

FreeWheel

TrackWheel

Front Wheel

Adventus

In addition, invest in quality wheelchair gloves. For winter, we recommend RehaDesign 4 season wheelchair gloves. They are a full finger, leather wheelchair glove which will keep your hands warm. There is a special grip pad built into the palm of the hand to improve grip.

https://www.rehadesign.com/products/wheelchair-gloves

Also consider RehaDesign’s Ultra-Grrrip Pushrim Covers. They make your pushrim’s less slippery and easier to push. And they are much more comfortable than cold aluminum. 

https://www.rehadesign.com/products/wheelchair-pushrim-covers

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