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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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.



Independent Living Specialists is an institution pioneering in providing some of the best solutions for the handicapped and aged population.

The mobility solutions provided by them are available at your door for online customers countrywide.

Wheel Chairs

There are more than 31 types of high quality wheel chairs to suit your budget and requirement.

The Independent Living Specialists do their best to provide a wide range of manual and electric wheel chairs. Those with limited mobility will find their freedom and independence back with the use of a wheel chair. Their wheel chairs range from light-weight to heavy-duty manufactured to suit any body type, lifestyle, and budget. All the wheel chairs are made with self-propelled or transit operation for easy use of the carer or user. The products are durable and reliable and assured of long quality use and mobility. A wide range of well-known brands such as Auscare, Pride, Breezy, Days Healthcare, Otto Bock, Ausmedic, and Invacare are available.


Power Chairs

The power chair is another product made available by Independent Living Specialists. Considered to be one of the most comfortable, user-friendly and easy-moving chairs available for users of all ages ranging from young children to seniors offering exceptional mobility and independence to move around within the home and outdoors.Indoor power chairs are manufactured to be more rounded and compact to enable maneuvering easily on tight corners and small spaces inside the home. Outdoor power chairs built more sturdily wide-tread and extra large tires and increased ground clearance for a safe and smooth ride on rough outdoor surfaces.

Independent Living Specialists also offers a wide range of fully customizable power chairs from leading manufacturers and brands such as Permobil, Shoprider, Pride and Days Healthcare and Royale.

All power chairs have an adjustable arm, leg, and seating to suit all types of users. Independent Living Specialists can provide a lightweight indoor power chair or a heavyweight outdoor model suitable for whatever purpose you may need.


Mobility Scooters

A mobility scooter is a product that is moving fast and popular among the handicapped and aged. It is often referred to as “aged care scooter” but in reality, people of all ages enjoy their independence and freedom when using this battery powered device. Although there are various names given to this category of vehicle, they all refer to the same thing

Independent Living Specialists have approximately 42 types of mobility scooters and some of the best brands such as Pride, Shoprider, Invacare and Drive Medical with prices ranging from $1099 to $10499. They are also able to tailor a model to suit all needs. Each brand has a wide range of models to suit your personal needs. The most preferred brands are Pride and Shoprider scooters due to their reliability and spare parts availability.

Independent Living Specialists offer a rent/hire or buy option in their mobility scooter range. The scooters are now available in a variety of sizes, power, comfort, and design and whether you hire, rent or buy the electric mobility scooter from Independent Living Specialists, they will support you on every kilometer of the way with their affordable prices, reliable service and free roadside assistance for the first 12 months.




Top heavy duty wheelchairs for daily use

close up mid section view of a man sitting in a wheelchair

A wheelchair is very common walking aid throughout the world helping millions to get where they want and not let age or other causes of mobility disabilities get in the way of you living your life. As such wheelchairs come in many varieties and with different capabilities to help you. The lightweight wheelchairs are mainly transit wheelchairs that are suitable for a person who travels a lot and has someone for personal care. The heavy duty wheelchairs are the ones that can be manually operated with front wheels or powered wheelchair which operate on a motor on battery power. Both are quite heavy because of the extra equipment they carry; however they also carry with them opportunity to be more independent and free.

Strengths of Heavy Duty

Heavy duty wheelchairs are usually much more durable and stronger. This means they can a heavier weight capacity and also handle rough terrain more than the weaker models of wheelchairs. Manual wheelchairs basically have bigger rear wheels that help them to be easily maneuvered. They also include footrests and headrests for your convenience and comfort. The powered wheelchairs run on battery and are controlled by a joystick needing the least hustle on your part.

How to pick your Manual Wheelchair

The manual wheelchairs include the Breezy EC2000 HD Wheelchair which is very dependable with a strong iron frame. It can quite easily be maneuvered by someone who is having weakening leg muscles but good arm muscles. There are also brands such as Day Healthcare Link Wheelchair and Pride C550 Recliner Wheelchair. With the new technology, there are even manual wheelchairs that are designed sports. These are very efficient with the ability to take fast turns. So those with walking disabilities can freely engage in their choice of sport or hobbies without speed getting in the way. You can even become a pro basketball player with sports wheelchair. When picking your manual wheelchair it is good to pay attention to details like the dimensions you need and whether you need footrests and headrests.


Powered Wheels!

The powered wheelchairs are the easiest and mainly convenient for people facing overall weak muscle; both in their arms and legs. They can be easily maneuvered with the help of the joystick to go whichever direction you need. The maximum weight capacities, battery range, turning radii are among the factors that you have to pay attention to when getting yourself a powered wheelchair.

The Pride Jazzy Select 6 Power Chair features an in-line motor technology for increased efficiency, torque and range coupled with a PG GC 2 Controller. Built with ease of service in mind and easy side access batteries, the Pride Jazzy has been built for ease of use and comfort.

The Pride Jazzy Select 6 Power Chair features an in-line motor technology for increased efficiency, torque and range coupled with a PG GC 2 Controller. Built with ease of service in mind and easy side access batteries, the Pride Jazzy has been built for ease of use and comfort.


One may think that traveling with a heavy duty wheelchair is going to be a headache. But there are models of manual wheelchairs that can be folded or disassembled for the journey. Even power wheelchairs can be disassembled and reassembled with proper guidelines so you need not change your travel plans based on your choice of a wheelchair.

Mobility with wheelchairs


Wheelchairs are there basically to help those who are unable to move around, may it be due aging, illness, injury or disability. There are many models and types of wheelchairs to choose from in the market today, allowing customers to pick the perfect one to suit their needs.

So why is it smart to own a wheelchair?

It is smart to own a wheelchair if you have trouble with movement mostly because it allows you to move and be independent. It can give you a sense personal freedom and happiness by allowing you to attend to your daily tasks. It also makes easy for others around you to help you to move, as it is more convenient to push a person’s weight than carry it. Also for those who are aging and feeling feeble being in a wheelchair could prevent accidents by falling or fainting.

Mobility at your hand

Mobility by wheelchair comes in different modes. They could be manually propelled by the person sitting, or pushed from the back by another person or even electrically propelled in the case of electric wheelchairs. It could help you to travel both indoors and outdoors. Most buildings and public areas have ramps and other features to facilitate wheelchair users. Most wheelchairs are foldable so that it is easy to transport it with you when you travel. There are electric wheelchairs that can also be assembled and disassembled so that they can be taken along when traveling by a vehicle. One could even travel around the country and abroad with the help of a wheelchair.


Wheelchairs are equipped for safety with arm and leg rest. Persons prone to fainting could be safer on a wheelchair than on their feet or on a normal chair. The wheelchair cushions are designed to allow stability, comfort, posture aid and shock absorption.

Powered Wheelchairs

Powered wheelchairs are certainly easier as they require no manual power and can be easily controlled with a joystick. This is helpful to persons lacking upper body strength to turn the wheels manually. The maximum weight capacity, dimensions, speed, wheels, turning radii and battery range are important factors to consider when buying a powered wheelchair.

Modern trends

There are many new trends in the wheelchair industry as it evolves to further accommodate those suffering from mobility difficulties. There are sports wheelchairs that allow users to engage in games for the differently abled and smart wheelchairs that replace user control with artificial intelligence. There are also wheelchairs with different wheels to suit different terrains like beach sand and snow.

So the wheelchair certainly is a smart life choice to overcome physical and mobility difficulties. And it will give you an upper hand in controlling your life and living it the way you want to.