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What is a Reclining Wheelchair?

Recliner Wheelchair is designed to add more comfort for long-term wheelchair users. It helps the user to change from a sitting position to a lying down position. A reclining wheelchair is ideal for users with low mobility and those who require a high back and head support while in the reclining position. It redistributes the pressure on the buttocks by changing the user's sitting posture from a 90-degree angle to a 180-degree angle. Most high back reclining wheelchairs come with armrests and elevated leg rests that can be adjusted or removed. There are a number of reclining wheelchairs and tilt-in-space wheelchairs that are comfortable and support the user's upper body.

What are the Different Types of Reclining Wheelchairs?

Recliner Wheelchair consists of two types:

  1. Reclining High Back Wheelchair
  2. Tilt in Space Wheelchair

High Back Reclining Wheelchair

Reclining High Back Wheelchair allows the user to change from a sitting position to a reclined position and readjust the posture of the body.

Features of Reclining Wheelchair


Tilt in Space Wheelchair

A tilt Wheelchair allows the seated person to tilt backward and shift the pressure from the buttocks to a larger surface area. It does not change the posture of the user’s body and no readjusting of the user is required.

Features of Tilt in Space Wheelchair


When to use Reclining Back Wheelchair?

Where to buy Reclining Wheelchair Online?

A reclining Back Wheelchair is used when sitting for a long duration is difficult or impossible due to disability, injury, or illness. At HPFY you can find a wide variety of reclining wheelchairs for sale to cater to all your needs from top-selling brands such as Medline Industries, Drive Medical, Invacare Corporation, Karman Healthcare, and many others.

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Take Your Wheels with You: Traveling with Your Wheelchair

Kevin Cleary May 28,2015

Many people feel that due to their injury or handicap that this lack of mobility means that they cannot travel. There are those that believe that since you may be reliant on a wheelchair to get around that actually they

Benefits of Wheelchairs

Kevin Cleary Dec 03,2016

Longer distances can present a greater challenge to those with limited mobility and due to an injury/illness, or just aging in general, fatigue can be a major problem. Wheelchairs (both manual and powered) and even scooters can make these greater

Wheelchair Cushions: Make the Right Choice

Kevin Cleary May 01,2017

Many people need to use a wheelchair in order to maintain their mobility. it’s important to choose the right seating cushion for your chair and needs. Read More

FAQ's

Frequently asked questions

Reclining back wheelchairs are designed to accommodate patients with severe hip extension contractures, orthostatic hypotension, and for those in need of pressure re-distribution for prevention of skin breakdown.

Elevating legrests are used to reposition the users legs for increased comfort while the wheelchair is in a reclined position. These come standard with some of the recline wheelchairs while in others they need to be purchase seperately.

A reclining wheelchair comes with an adjustable high backrest that allows the chair to be in a reclined position when combined with elevating legrests. It is an apt wheelchair for people with skin breakdown issues. A tilt wheelchair can tilt from 0° to 40° without a tilt in the wheels. The frame of such wheelchair is heavy but sturdy. It is a great option for people with a forward leaning posture.

The basic difference between a standard wheelchair and a reclining wheelchair is the reclining feature. Reclining wheelchairs feature an extended backrest to support the head, calf panels and elevating legrests to support the legs while in the reclining position.

While choosing a reclining wheelchair one must consider the following:

  • Adjustable Armrests – The armrests should flip up or sideways for effective and safe transfers.
  • Solid seat pan and cushion – The seat pan must be solid for better support. The seat cushion must be soft and comfortable to prevent pressure sores. Tilt Feature – This feature comes standard in some models. It helps in preventing skin breakdown by evenly distributing the weight.
  • Anti-Tipping Feature – The anti-tipping feature can prevent the chair from tipping backwards accidentally.

Elevating legrests are used to reposition the users legs for increased comfort while the wheelchair is in a reclined position. These come standard with some of the recline wheelchairs while in others they need to be purchase seperately.