Pediatric Manual Wheelchairs
The pediatric wheelchair is a daily necessity for many children. Child wheelchair selection is no different than for an adult. wheelchairs for kids are often an extension of a child's "sense of self" and they should be chosen just as carefully as an adult would chose one for themselves.
There are many reasons for needing pediatric wheelchairs, from the recovery of temporary illness or injury to more long term mobility issues. Wheelchairs for kids and very small adults have not been neglected by contemporary wheelchair manufacturers. The special-sized manual child wheelchair is usually equiped with narrow 12" to 14" seats and many offer a number of adjustments to fit the changing physical requirements of a growing child. With options and upgrades, a good pediatric wheelchair will be able to accomodate the needs of a pediatric user for several years.