Course Details: This 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: (1) Maintenance Basics (2) Inspection (3) Action Items.
Duration: Estimated completion time is 90-130 minutes. You can start and stop as you go, so that you can review it at times when convienient for you.
In addition, check out our infographics on wheelchair maintenance and safe wheelchair transfers below:
- Know and Maintain Your Power Wheelchair This infographic explains the different parts of a power wheelchair. To view the infographic, click here. For more information about wheelchair maintenance, see MSKTC’s Maintenance Guide for Users of Manual and Power Wheelchairs factsheet.
- Safe Independent Power Wheelchair Transfers This infographic teaches how to transfer in and out of a power wheelchair safely in three simple steps. Learning how to transfer correctly can protect the user’s arms and shoulders. To view the infographic, click here. For more information about how to transfer safely, see MSKTC’s factsheet on Safe Transfer Technique.
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