Drug testing

Mobility Scooters: An Introduction

Mobility scooters are designed for people who have some mobility but are challenged by slopes or distances. A wide variety of mobility scooters, in various price ranges, are available to fit your needs from leading manufacturers such as Invacare, Pride, Sunrise Medical and Drive Medical. Mobility scooters come in a number of styles which can accommodate a wide range of user needs. When selecting a mobility scooter one should consider where the scooter will primarily be used (indoor, outdoor or both), how often the scooter be transported in a car and any specific seating/accessory needs.

Most mobility scooters are defined by four features which separate them from power wheelchairs: Scooters are directed by a tiller at the front of the base that can steers the front wheel. This arm can be tilted and locked allowing a safe and comfortable ride for all users. Forward and reverse motion is controlled by two thumb levers. The seat of scooters is usually mounted on a stem, allowing many scooter seats to rotate from side to side. Finally, scooters have a base board instead of footrests. Scooters are steered using a tiller, you need sufficient arm strength to drive it and thumb mobility to use the controls.

Below is a brief outline of the three types of mobility scooters generally available. If you are not sure where to begin or if you need help picking the right scooter for you, please consult a mobility professional.

Foldable Mobility Scooters: Easily folded and ready for transport, these scooters are perfect for the active person who likes to travel. Additionally, foldable scooters, often called travel scooters, disassemble into light parts that are easy to lift into the trunk of most cars. Sealed batteries make these travel scooters airline safe; make sure to check with your carrier booking your flight.

3 Wheel Mobility Scooters: Looking for a full featured scooter with excellent maneuverability? You should consider a three wheel mobility scooters. Three wheeled scooters offer full-size comfort and are ideal for both indoor maneuverability and outdoor durability. Scooters in this category offer a wide array of features including: swivel seats, arms rests, storage baskets and more. And, with a maximum weight capacity of 300 to 400 lbs even larger framed users can be accommodated.

4 Wheel Mobility Scooters: A fourth wheel and a wider wheel base create the most stable platform within the mobility scooter category. Four wheel mobility scooters are designed for maximum stability and built specifically for outdoor use. Some larger models have knobby tires and high ground clearance; these scooters are a great choice for even rugged terrain. Some models offer a range of 25+ miles per charge and a top speed of 10 mph! The wide wheel base, which makes the 4 wheel mobility scooters great for outdoor use, often makes the turning radius wide as well. Indoor users with tight living spaces should keep this in mind.

Make sure to a mobility scooter is right for you. Consult with a doctor and mobility professional prior to purchase

In business since 1997, 1-800-Wheelchair.com is a leading dealer and distributor of mobility scooters, wheelchairs and more.

Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs, Walkers, Lift Chairs & More

limousine chicago service
In The News:

Home Sweet Treadmill

For those of you trying to stay in shape or... Read More

Is A Heart Rate Monitor Right For You?

Exercise equipment, like Bowflex, Body by Jake etc., has advanced... Read More

Why Treadmills?

Treadmills have experienced substantial growth over the years. They are... Read More

Elliptical Trainers and Burning Calories

One of the most frequently asked questions is do the... Read More

Machines vs Free Weights

I am often asked, what is the best machine for... Read More

Features of Keys Treadmills

Keys treadmills have managed to build an impressive product range... Read More

Proform - The Highly Recognized Name in Treadmills

Proform is a highly recognized name in treadmills. Proform has... Read More

Finding The Best Home Gyms - Which Is Right For You?

There are many brands and styles of home gyms available... Read More

Electric Scooter Wholesale ? Passport For Freedom

Electric scooters wholesaleAllowing for unprecedented mobility for the disabled and... Read More

Octane Elliptical - Product Review

When buying a trainer it's important to first figure out... Read More

Choosing the Right Running Shoe

Purchasing anything new can be a lot of fun, but... Read More

The Most Important Things to Know When Choosing a Treadmill

If you ever had the desire to buy a treadmill,... Read More

Amazing Kettlebell Workout Produces Superior Results

Russian Kettlebells are amazing! These kettlebell workouts may be the... Read More

Why You Should Use A Treadmill Or Run Outside

There's a distinct difference between running outside and on treadmill,... Read More

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Pedometer

Question: What's small, weighs about an ounce, and comes in... Read More

5 Big Reasons to Buy Adjustable Dumbbells

Just imagine if you could replace a room full of... Read More

How Trampolines Can Be Used In Competition

The first competitions were held in colleges and schools in... Read More

Top 10 Reasons for Buying a Home Treadmill

Why are treadmills becoming so popular? Why does everyone have... Read More

Portable Treadmills

Portable Treadmills - For People On The RunPortable Treadmills are... Read More

The 4 Most Common Attributes of a Quality Treadmill

With all the marketing hype consumers are facing today, it's... Read More

Experience The Smooth Ride Of True Treadmills

True treadmills are one of the top of the line... Read More

What You Should Know About Epic Treadmills

Epic is a well-known manufacturer of budget priced treadmills. Epic... Read More

Is A Treadmill The Best Exercise Equipment For You?

The #1 fear people have when buying a treadmill is... Read More

Ironman Treadmills

Ironman Treadmills - For The Guy Who Does The IroningIronman... Read More

Treadmill Comparison: 3 Things You Must Know

Buying a treadmill? You'll probably be making several treadmill comparisons... Read More

residential street lights walkway lighting Pete's produce ..