Able Medilink offer wheelchair hire and wheelchair sales in Melbourne.

There are two main types of manual wheelchairs: Manual Wheelchairs (Self Propelled wheelchair) and Transit Wheelchairs (A wheelchair pushed by a second person).

Wheelchair Weight: A lightweight wheelchair is easier to pick up for stowing away in a car boot.

Wheelchair Seating Capacity: A standard steel wheelchair can carry up to approximately 18 stone (135Kg), a standard Aluminium chair about 110 kg. For frequent use or heavier, a stronger or heavy duty wheelchair may be the best solution.

Wheelchair Seat Size: The standard cushion has a width of 18inches/46 cm. A standard cushion varies from 5 to 6cm.

Wheelchair Seat Height: When sitting in the chair with their feet on the foot plates, their upper leg should be parallel to the ground, this will ensure that their weight is speed evenly across the wheelchair on their upper leg.

Wheelchair Arm Rests:There are 4 main types arm rests: Fixed, Adjustable, Removable ,Flip Back.

Arm rests also come in two different lengths: Full and Normal length (Desk-Armrests allow to be positioned closer to tables or desks)

Wheelchair Foot Leg Rests: Provide proper leg support. Leg rests can also be bought as ‘swing away’ and detachable.

Able Medilink carry a wide range of wheelchairs as below:

Manual (or Self Propelled) Steel Durable Wheelchair

Foldable Manual (or Self Propelled) Lightweight Aluminium Wheelchairs

Deluxe Transit Wheelchair

Folding Lightweight Transport Wheelchair

Ultra Lightweight Transit Shopper