About the Manual Wheelchair Maintenance Training
This online training will teach you how to identify issues with your manual wheelchair so you can keep yourself safe and better manage the cost of wheelchair repairs. You will also practice inspecting your own wheelchair and if needed make minor repairs. There are three parts to this training:
- Maintenance Basics
- Action Items
Estimated completion time is 90-130 minutes. You can start and stop as you go, so that you can review it at times that are convenient for you.
Check out our infographics on wheelchair maintenance and safe wheelchair transfers:
- Know and Maintain Your Rigid Manual Wheelchair Infographic: This infographic explains the different parts of a rigid manual wheelchair. For more information about wheelchair maintenance, see MSKTC’s Maintenance Guide for Users of Manual and Power Wheelchairs Factsheet.
- Safe Independent Manual Wheelchair Transfers Infographic: This infographic teaches how to transfer in and out of a manual wheelchair safely in three simple steps. Learning how to transfer correctly can protect the user’s arms and shoulders. For more information about how to transfer safely, see MSKTC’s Safe Transfer Technique Factsheet.
- Know and Maintain Your Folding Manual Wheelchair Infographic: This infographic explains the different parts of a folding manual wheelchair. The infographic also includes a daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance schedule to reduce wheelchair breakdowns and repair costs. For more information about wheelchair maintenance, see MSKTC’s Maintenance Guide for Users of Manual and Power Wheelchairs Factsheet.
Questions: Please contact us with any questions and feedback at MSKTC@air.org.