How To Find The Right Type Of Wheelchair


A wheelchair is an equipment that can bring you great mental and social satisfaction in addition to assisting in carrying out your daily chores without any hindrance.

A wheelchair is a handy tool for the user and caretaker as it helps to improve ways and means of getting around independently, enabling to partake in usual daily activities, regardless of the limited mobility. In addition to being a support for carrying out daily chores without difficulty, a wheelchair provides mental health and social benefits.

The Breezy BasiX ultra lightweight frame was engineered for functionality and absolute comfort.

The Breezy BasiX ultra lightweight frame was engineered for functionality and absolute comfort.

Various Models of Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs in Australia have been manufactured with differing forms and advantages but could be differentiated as manual or motorized wheelchairs. Manual wheelchairs are units that can be self-propelled and pushed by a caretaker or nurse. Motorised wheelchairs are installed with a motor and rechargeable battery and controlled with a switch on the armrest, needing only little effort from the user.

Although choosing the correct wheelchair depends on the mobility needs and how it is going to be used, the benefits are much, irrelevant to which wheelchair is chosen by you.

The Pride power assist HD is designed for caretakers to easily push manual wheelchairs while ensuring patients safety.

The Pride power assist HD is designed for caretakers to easily push manual wheelchairs while ensuring patients safety.

Boost in Independence

Manual and electric wheelchairs help the user to move around and do their daily chores without a helping hand. The electric chair is noted for its ability to boost a person’s independence with the easy to use features and comfortable traveling without tiring.

A manual wheelchair could also provide added adaptability for the user and caretaker. A wheelchair is able to reduce risks and fear of falling in the residence or outdoors of those with limited mobility or who need to support to walk. This gives a sense of confidence when moving around.

Ranging from light-weight to heavy-duty, all of our wheelchairs are designed with either self-propelled or transit operation for ease of use for either the carer or user.

Ranging from light-weight to heavy-duty, all of our wheelchairs are designed with either self-propelled or transit operation for ease of use for either the carer or user.


Wheelchairs have been particularly manufactured to adapt and move into limited spaces making it a perfect object to be used around the home. Stronger wheelchairs are also manufactured to be used outdoors and could also be used on hard surfaces such as slopes and pavements.

A wheelchair can also be used combined with other mobility aids or types of transport. For example, transit wheelchairs are lightweight and perfect for traveling on vacation or holidays. In the same way, most public transport services are accessible with a wheelchair and both motorized and manual wheelchairs could be easily taken into the vehicle.

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Terrain mobility scooter is the best mode of transport for a handicapped person who needs to lead an active life. So, their wish of enjoying the countryside or driving a larger or heavier than the usual mobility scooter can be fulfilled with the purchase of a terrain mobility scooter. These scooters are manufactured to be used in rugged terrains, such as rough paths, uneven ground or grass, and climbing hills. These could also travel up to 50 miles.


Independent Living Specialist has a good range of terrain mobility scooters especially selected for the disabled people of Australia. These products are available in all the stores countrywide and delivered to the door for online customers. Free shipping is also offered country-wide.



Predator 4-wheel drive mobility scooter, Rocky Shoprider mobility scooter and All-New 2016 Viper mobility scooter are some of the scooters that could be used on rough terrains.

Predator 4-wheel drive scooter

The Predator terrain mobility scooter could be driven on the road and pavements without restrictions. It is equipped with independent suspension, disk brakes and 500W motor in each of the 4 wheels make it perfect for off-road driving. This product is considered to be a perfect investment for those looking for a unique mobility scooter to go on an outdoor vacation.

Rocky 4 Shoprider Mobility Scooter

The Rocky four-wheel scooter is also designed for rough terrain with a long wheelbase and rear wheel drive.

All New 2016 Viper Mobility Scooter

The Viper Mobility Scooter has a solid platform with a great deal of comfort and reliability and an excellent sporting design. Special concern has been given to safety on the manufacture of this scooter. It also features an anti-roll structure to avoid difficulties in climbing hills along with a manual handbrake for emergency power stoppage.

Easy Operation

Current technology has improved the manufacture of mobility scooters resulting in the products being more comfortable and much easier to operate.

People with limited upper body strength could easily move the handlebars and the basic control switches help to easily learn how to operate the device. Although some people learn to operate it fast, it is best to be confident to control and stop the device for an emergency.


Outdoor activities

In addition to assisting you to carry out your daily activities, a terrain mobility scooter is an asset for a handicapped outdoor person. A person with limited mobility can easily travel to the countryside or ride on steep and rough roads and enjoy the scenery and fresh air.

Bariatric mobility scooter Shoprider Rocky 4

Social and health benefits.

Most people with limited mobility get easily depressed due to their normal activities being curtailed. With the introduction of these modern all-terrain mobility scooters, people are able to lead a normal independent life, partake in social activities and most importantly get involved in outdoor activities.



The elderly people in Australia will find the lightweight walkers and mobility scooters an excellent manner to get around when they find it difficult to walk. Walking and traveling aids are some devices which come in handy to overcome your disabilities.

Lightweight walking aids.

Space saver walker, Forearm walker and ball walker cooper folding walking frame are some of the lightweight walking aids available at Independent Living Specialists.

Space Save Walker

This lightweight walking aid can be easily folded up and stored in small spaces. The rear glides and 4-inch wheels assist to move easily.

Forearm Walker

The forearm walking aid is perfect for people with limited hand and wrist strength with adjustable hand grips enabling the forearm walker to adapt according to forearm lengths. It is also foldable flat for easy storage and transportation

Ball Walker Cooper Folding Walking Frame

The ball walker cooper comes in three sizes manufactured with lightweight aluminum. The foldable frame does not need buttons or any other complicated mechanisms. Once folded it could fit easily into a smallest vehicle or storage space. It is also height adjustable.


Foldable Portable Mobility Scooters

Likewise foldable and portable mobility scooters also provide the elderly and people with limited mobility better independence and self-confidence to venture out alone and carry out their day to day activities confidently.


S19 Quest folding mobility travel scooter, Scout portable mobility GoGo ultra X mobility scooter are some of the many branded mobility scooters available at Independent Living Specialists. However, selecting the type of mobility scooter depends on your personal requirement. Independent Living Specialists deliver the selected products to the door for online customers.


S19 Quest Folding Mobility Travel Scooter

The S19 mobility scooter  an advanced ultra-lightweight folding mobility scooter with a greater range of drive. It could be folded in a simple movement and takes up very limited space after it’s folded. This could be taken overseas without affecting your luggage allowance as airlines have approved this as a wheelchair.

Scout Portable Mobility Scooter

The Scout Style mobility scooter is best suited for both indoor and outdoor areas. It is portable and could be disassembled to be stored or transported. It is also comfortable, stylish, reliable and maintains a good performance.

GoGo Ultra X Mobility Scooter

The GOGO Ultra X mobility scooter has an auto-latching lockup mechanism that allows the simple frame to be separated with only one hand. The front frame-mounted seat gives maximum support and its modern frame design could be easily disassembled into 5 lightweight parts for storage or transportation.


Public Transport Benefits

Australian public transport permits traveling with a mobility scooter, giving you more courage and if you intend to go on vacation, your mobility scooter could even be taken on an airplane or cruise line.

Customer Service

Independent Living Specialist has an excellent after sales customer service. Exceptionally qualified and trained staff are readily available to help customers choose a product suitable for their need.

Independent Living Specialists is well-known for the unique pre and posts sales assistance inclusive of after sales service and advice on handling, caring and maintenance of the device. Assistance is also provided for urgent repairs or mishaps on the road.

Social and health benefits

Those who are unsteady on their feet can easily lose their confidence in balancing themselves which may subsequently affect mobility movements and social activities. Independent Living Specialists are doing their best to support people overcome these issues by providing a wide range of mobility solutions in their stores spread across Australia.

Although there are many varieties of mobility aids, what is eventually required for you depends on your personal preferences.


Ranging from light-weight to heavy-duty, all of our wheelchairs are designed with either self-propelled or transit operation for ease of use for either the carer or user.

For those with mobility problems, a wheelchair is an absolute savior. In addition to carrying out daily chores without assistance, a wheelchair can give back freedom to a person with limited mobility as well as contribute to your mental health and social wellbeing. For independence, most users prefer self-propelled units. Independent Living Specialists do their best to provide a wide range of self-propelled wheelchairs.

Types of Wheelchairs

There are several types of self-propelled wheelchairs available at ILS, chosen carefully to suit your lifestyle, budget and body type. Self-propelled wheelchairs are manufactured to be pushed by the user, but whatever wheelchair you prefer to use the benefits are numerous. Breezy basiX wheelchair, Days healthcare whirl chair, and the Drive S1 Steel Wheelchair are some of the fast moving self-propelled wheelchairs.

Expanded Freedom

Any type of wheelchair helps a user to get to a place they need and do their work without assistance. For those with limited mobility or who are not able to walk unaided, a self-propelled wheelchair is an ideal equipment to move around with confidence and reduce the risk of falling indoors or outdoors.

Breezy BasiX Wheelchair

This is a self-propelled lightweight wheelchair with improved rigidity, adjustability mixed with a new, elegant look. It also includes seat depth adjustability, tension adjustable backrest and attached with a more robust rigid castor. It is one of the most versatile Eco wheelchairs on the market. It has been thoroughly tested to ensure user’s safety and considered as highly efficient and easy to use.

Breezy Basix Self Propelled Wheelchair

Days healthcare whirl wheelchair.

This has been manufactured to look simple but a flexible wheelchair is an ideal equipment for full or part-time use. It could be used as an attendant propelled or self-propelled. It’s narrow frame and compact dimensions guarantee good movability inside the house and in limited spaces. The puncture-proof tyres provide peace of mind when moving outdoors.

Days Healthcare Whirl

The Drive S1 Steel Wheelchair

This wheelchair is a lightweight and cost-effective product that could be used outside and indoors. Since it is fitted with strong steel frames, this wheelchair is just the right thing for long drives and authenticated as very durable for prolonged use. It is also available in self-propel and transit option.

The Drive S1 Steel Wheelchair
Self-Propelled Super Bariatric Wheelchair

The self-propelled super bariatric heavy duty wheelchair is manufactured with a robust frame to accommodate heavy users and gives maximum comfort. It also has removable armrests and leg rests along with a memory foam cushion and durable upholstery tensioner to add extra support and prevent backrest from sagging. A removable push bar and footrest cover to extend footplate surface are also attached to accommodate large legs and feet.


Social and Mental Health Benefits

There are times when a person with limited or decreased mobility finds it difficult to take part in social activities. It is a well-known fact that socializing is very important for your physical health and emotional wellbeing. This is where a wheelchair and other mobility aids come in handy to help the user to enjoy life, engaging themselves in social activities. A wheelchair improves the lifestyle of the user, resulting in facing life more positively.



Lightweight collapsible portable mobility scooters have been manufactured for daily use, to assist people who are unable to walk due to disability or health issues. These scooters can be used to move around the house or outside and live an independent life.


It will give a person the freedom to visit family and friends or go shopping without being hassled. The small frames of the product make it easy to manipulate and fit any narrow space. It is not heavy and practical for daily use, could be fitted in the back of a car and also suitable to be taken on vacations.

Easy access to public area

Most importantly, a mobility scooter does not need a registration to move around in public spaces and due to public places being continually improving its accessibility, mobility scooter users are finding it much easier to visit these areas just like any other person. The collapsible mobility scooters have been designed to take up less space and better operation to move in a crowd.


Foldable mobile scooters availability

Genie Plus Travel Mobility Scooter automatic folding, Quest folding mobility scooter and GoGO Lx mobility scooter with suspension are some of the foldable mobility scooters available at Independent Living Specialists. These are also on offer on hire or rent and buy options. They offer reliable service and free roadside assistance for the first 12 months. In addition, free delivery is available to the door Australia wide for online customers.


Genie Plus Travel Mobility Scooter with Automatic Folding

The Genie travel mobility scooter is an out of the ordinary mobility machine which folds and unfolds automatically when you need to store or transport it on the move. The special remote control operation helps the user to operate the scooter easily to suit your satisfaction. It can accommodate a person with a maximum weight of 136kg. This scooter is airline friendly and well within regulations due to its lithium dry cell battery. Since it is only 25kg it could be taken as a wheelchair when traveling overseas without affecting your luggage allowance. This unique mobility scooter priced at $4,475.00 is one of the best ways to transport yourself without any inconvenience.

solax genie mobility scooter remote

Quest Folding Mobility Travel Scooter

Quest folding mobility travel scooter is another unique product available at Independent Living Specialists priced at $2,390.00. It is an ultra-lightweight, collapsible mobility scooter. This model is one of most advanced lightweight mobility scooter available. It can be folded up easily in a simple movement and needs very little space once folded. This mobility scooter is also airline friendly and could be taken overseas as a wheelchair without affecting your luggage allowance.

Pride S19 folding mobilty scooter

GoGo LX Mobility Scooter with CT Suspension

The GoGO LX mobility scooter with CT suspension is priced at $1,590.00. This product could be dismantled and re-assembled and has a new level of performance features and value to travel mobility. Having a sleek style, feather tough disassembly and standard lights the GoGO LX mobility scooter is one of the most advanced travel products available.


Social and Mental benefits

When a person suddenly becomes immobile, a mobility scooter can provide you improved independence and well as enable you to carry out daily chores without assistance. It also helps overcome all your social and mental health issues. You will be able to lead a normal life, participate in your usual social activities and lead a happy life.