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A self-propelled wheelchair is one that is primarily designed to be powered by the person using it. They have large rear wheels making it easier for you to push yourself along. You can usually still use these chairs like a transit chair and have them pushed by a carer or relative, where necessary, but they're designed to make it easier for you to get around under your own power.
The larger rear wheels on this type of chair can mean that it's easier to get over lumps and bumps than you may find with a transit or transport wheelchair.
A self-propelled wheelchair could help you to get around under your own power, so you can lead a more independent lifestyle and continue to enjoy your favourite activities. This type of chair also allows others to push it, so you can ask for help if needed.
Someone with a mobility issue that is hampering their everyday lifestyle may find a self-propelled wheelchair useful in helping to get themselves around.
It's important to make sure you purchase the right sized wheelchair for your needs. Please double-check the product specifications to make sure it's right for you.