Manual Wheelchairs

Daily Care Medical Supplies carries a wide variety of manual wheelchairs. Chose from the most basic manual wheelchairs to the most advanced manual wheelchairs. We carry transport chairs, which are wheelchairs that must be pushed by someone other than the user; standard manual wheelchairs, which may be self-propelled & pushed by someone other than the user; ultra light manual wheelchairs, which are the lightest self-propelling manual wheelchairs; & everything else in between! Stop by our showroom in Los Angeles to check out the manufacturers we carry, including TiLite, Quickie, & Karman.

We have a wide selection of manual wheelchairs that have unique features to assist both the user and anyone assisting. For patients in need of short term transport, such as a visit to the mall or doctor's appointment, we recommend a transport wheelchair. Transport wheelchairs do not have the two large wheels that a standard wheelchair would have, instead it has 4 small wheels that make the wheelchair much lighter for easy transport. For patients in need of long term wheelchair use our lightweight wheelchair section features a wide range of affordable manual wheelchairs that range around 35lbs. Lighter weight wheelchairs are available in our ultra light weight wheelchair page. Ultra light wheelchairs on average are around 25lbs, and are great for transport and everyday use. The lightweight frame makes it easy to wheel around and the frame can easily be folded and transported. For assistance in finding the right wheelchair please call us at 818-705-0606. Our trained staff would be happy to assist in finding a wheelchair that will best suit the needs of the user. 

What Is A Wheelchair?

A wheelchair is a manually operated device used for independent mobility for someone with a disability. The device is operated by the users hands to grip and spin the wheels moving the user around. Wheelchairs help with short term recovery or long term care for mobility. There are many types of wheelchairs that vary depending on the needs of the user.

  • Transport Wheelchairs: Transport wheelchairs are lightweight, include smaller wheels than a standard wheelchair, and must be pushed by a second party, as it is impossible for the user to push the wheelchair by themselves. Since the wheelchair is lighter and easy to fold, it is better for travelling and lifting in and out of a vehicle. Transport wheelchairs are ideal for day trips, and typically not for full-time use.
  • Standard Wheelchairs: Standard wheelchairs are the most commonly used wheelchairs among users. The wheelchair can easily be folded, with adjustable arm and foot rests. This wheelchair is completely manual. The wheelchair includes two larger wheels in the back, with two smaller wheels in the front. The chair weights about 35 lbs, making the task of putting the wheelchair in and out of a vehicle much easier.
  • Lightweight Wheelchairs: Lightweight wheelchairs is a manual wheelchair, equipped with a lighter frame. The lightweight chair is an advantage to users who are looking for a chair that folds easily, as it allows them to perform day-to-day tasks and travel around with less trouble. Weighing roughly 33 pounds due to the titanium alloy and aluminum build, the wheelchair is best suited for users looking for an easier means of transportation.
  • Ultra Light Wheelchairs: Ultra light wheelchairs can easily be folded and stored away in a vehicle for travelling. The chair is manual, and does not require a second party to push the user. Ultra light wheelchairs come in a variety, including Rigid Wheelchairs, Titanium Wheelchairs and Folding Wheelchairs.
  • Heavy Duty/Bariatric Wheelchairs: Heavy Duty Wheelchairs are very sturdy and durable, carrying weight up to 700 lbs. The chairs are wide, allowing for more room for the user to sit. Unlike lighter models, the Heavy Duty Wheelchair is made of steel, making the chair strong enough to aid almost any user. With arm rests, swing away foot rests, and an easy-to-fold feature, they are made to provide a comfortable experience for a variety of users.
  • Pediatric Wheelchairs: Pediatric Wheelchairs are made specifically for children. These wheelchairs can be of use to children that suffer from many different types of injuries, such as head injuries, spinal injuries, and amputations. The chairs require a second party to push the chair. The wheelchairs are also more light weight, allowing the user and the user's aid easier means of transportation. The age and abilities of the child is very important to take into consideration when making the decision to purchase a Pediatric Wheelchair.
  • Reclining Back Wheelchairs: A Reclining Back Wheelchair allows the user to tilt the back and foot rests to an angle. The chair is best suited for those who cannot sit in an upright position, and allows those who typically sleep in their wheelchair more comfort. The chair is not as light weight, which may not allow for travel to be as easy. However, comfort is a major factor in the Reclining Back Wheelchairs, providing the user with a better experience.
  • Tilt Wheelchairs: Tilt Wheelchairs are very similar to Reclining Back Wheelchairs, with the main distinction being that Tilt-in-Space Wheelchairs do not fully recline back. Depending on the model, the wheelchairs can tilt to a 30 or 60 degree angle, keeping hips and knees at a 90 degree angle. The chair decreases the pain that users endure from injuries, as the chair's elevation provides relief from pressure. The elevation will also aid in users who feel fatigued, as well as providing relief from the effects of neck muscle weakness, all while ensuring comfort and safety.
  • Standing Manual Wheelchairs: Stand Up Wheelchairs provide users with complete mobility and independence, as it does not require a second party to push the chair. The user can stand up right while moving in the chair, or choose to sit. The models have a weight capacity of a little more than 200 lbs. The chairs ensure health benefits, as it provide users with better circulation, kidney and bladder functions, breathing, and muscle tone. With comfort and safety guaranteed, the chair gives users a greater feeling of independence, and an increase in self esteem.
  • Sports Wheelchairs: Sports Wheelchairs are made for disabled athletes who still wish to perform in their desired sport. They help most with sports that require speed. They are typically very durable, but are composed of light weight materials to make movement for the user much easier. They are usually not used as an every day chair, but more as a secondary chair for sports.
  • Geri Chairs: Geri Chairs, or Geriatric Chairs, are reclining chairs that are padded, include small rolling wheels, and are best suited for elders who require little mobility. They aid in those recovering from injuries, users who reside in hospitals and are transported frequently, or users who seek more comfort and stability while at home. More space is allowed with these chairs, making them very comfortable to lay on. However, due to their large and padded frame, they are heavier and not easy to transport in a vehicle. The chairs come with easy-to-fold foot rests and a food tray, always keeping the comfort of the user in mind.
  • Shower Wheelchairs: A Shower Wheelchair is designed for users who have trouble with mobility, and require a safe and easy way to get in and out of the shower. The wheelchair can also be used in times when users want to transfer onto another bench in the shower, and need a safe method of doing so. The chair is waterproof, and made to be durable for multiple uses. The chair is also lightweight, making it easier for the user to move the chair easily. The seat itself is also comfortable for when users sit to use the shower, making for a safe and better experience.
  • Wheelchair Accessories : Wheelchair accessories are made to create a convenient and easy experience for the user. Accessories may include cushions, bags, and cup holders.
  • Wheelchair Cushions : Wheelchair Cushions focus on providing the user with the ultimate comfort. The cushions are designed to fit manual and power wheelchairs, and come in a variety such as honeycomb cushions, foam and memory foam, gel and foam combination, air cushions/air and form combinations, and specialty cushions.
  • Power Assist Add Ons : Manual wheelchairs are perfect for users seeking independence, however, it can be difficult to get up certain hills or travel around campuses. Power Assist Add Ons provide the manual wheelchair with an extra push, and assist the user with any obstacles they may find difficulty facing alone. The device allows users to choose whether they want to drive the chair manually, or if they need extra assistance.