Manual wheelchairs are self-propelled consisting of the frame, seat, footplates (footrests) and four wheels. The larger wheels in the rear, and the front wheels (casters) usually are 6" or 8" in diameter. Transport wheelchairs are slightly different, having all four wheels the same size, usually 6" or 8" in diameter. Transport chairs are meant for the user to be pushed around by another person, and usually don't include a self-propelling feature. Transport chairs, as the name implies, are great for doctors appointments and other various short trips. Transport chairs are lightweight, fold-able, and usually weigh around 20 pounds. Traditional manual wheelchairs also come in a lightweight option.
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