Many wheelchair users experience problems when pushing their wheelchair. For many people, especially those with hand mobility limitations, the push rims can be too slick even when using wheelchair gloves. In addition, many find that the push rims can get extremely cold in the winter or hot in the summer. Others can find that constant impact against the hand rims can cause discomfort or outright pain.
The solution to all these issues is putting special covers on the push rims - wheelchair push rim covers. Push Rim Covers can be made from silicone, rubber, or PVC. RehaDesign Push rim covers are made from with a special material which feels rubbery to the touch and dramatically increases the grip on the pushrims. Push Rim Covers fit on the push rim like second skin. They are very easy to put on the rims and those who do not have hand mobility limitations can do it without assistance.
Having RehaDesign push rim covers on the wheels dramatically improves the grip and traction when going uphill or downhill. Some people prefer to use push rim covers in combination with wheelchair gloves, such as RehaDesign Ultra Grrrip Wheelchair gloves when rolling the wheelchair outside to provide more protection to the hands and prevent "burning" when stopping the wheelchair at high speed. Yet many find that the push rim covers can be used without gloves.
Many people find that pushing wheelchair on carpeted surface can require additional effort and can be very tiring. Push rim covers help with this as well.
It is also a great solution for the times when you don't want to use wheelchair gloves, for example when you are at home. In addition, a lot of people find that having push rim covers protects their hands from cold or hot push rims in various weather.
Finally push rim covers are a great way to cover up any scratches you have on your push rims and make them look like new! It is also a fast and inexpensive way to style up your chair! RehaDesign Push Rim Covers come in six bright colors to brighten up your wheels and your mood. Choose between: red, purple, green, blue, yellow, and pink.
Watch this video review of RehaDesign Ultra Grrrip Push Rim Covers
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This is an amazingly well done video about how to choose a manual wheelchair. What seems to be missing is pros and cons of folding versus rigid frame wheelchair. Rigid wheelchairs are usually lighter and perform better, because folding wheelchairs have more parts which add weight and the possibility of vibration and movement. But many people prefer the convenience of folding chairs and not having to take the wheels off to put it in the car trunk. Due to convenience, folding wheelchairs are more frequently purchased. But long term wheelchair users generally prefer rigid wheelchairs. For other options, watch this video: