Choosing the right wheelchair is an important step in regaining your freedom and mobility. GTK offers a wide range of manual wheelchairs designed to suit all lifestyles and ages.
A manual wheelchair is a wheelchair that is either self-propelled by the individual in the wheelchair or attendant assisted by pushing from the rear. Manual wheelchairs generally have two sets of wheels; a large rear set serving as the primary driving force, and a smaller front set (known as castors) to provide fine steering control. Alternative configurations may also be available on request.
Manual wheelchairs are a great option for individuals who have the upper body strength and balance to propel themselves. They are easily portable, lightweight and cost effective compared to a powered chair.
What Types of Manual Wheelchairs Do We Offer?
At GTK our manual wheelchairs are fully customised to fit the specific needs and style of each of our clients. We have one of the largest selections of brands enabling us to offer the right fit for any intended purpose. If you are unsure which base wheelchair is best for you our expert team is on-hand to help.
How Can GTK Help?
GTK offers bespoke customisations tailoring your wheelchair to your specific needs and requirements. We offer a wide variety of customisations from aesthetic changes to functionality and comfort adaptions. Get in touch with our team to discuss your individual requirements.
Fixed Frame (14)Fixed-frame manual wheelchairs are perfect for everyday use. Inspired by sports and athletic wheelchairs, the fixed-frame design provides strength and stability, while also helping to direct the maximum amount of effort through the wheels. They are available in a variety of materials from lightweight aluminium and carbon-fibre to vibration absorbing titanium. Fixed-frame wheelchairs will usually provide a more stable and comfortable ride than an equivalent folding-frame chair as less energy is released away from the frame.
Folding frame (8)Folding frame wheelchairs are a versatile option for many individuals. Their primary benefit is to collapse them down for ease of transport without requiring vehicle modifications. They can also be a practical option when completing standing transfers as the swing away legrest option created space at the front of the frame. Similar to fixed-frame models they are available in a variety of materials tailored to the user's requirements for strength, rigidity, and weight. The moving parts enable the chair to be folded for transportation, the latest designs and technologies do an excellent job at minimising any problems of stability and ride comfort.
Sport and Recreation wheelchairs (3)These wheelchairs are specially designed for participating in sports and other recreational activities. They are generally not suited for everyday use due to their size and purpose-built design. At GTK we specialise in beach and hand-powered cycle chairs, however, if you have something else in mind we may be able to help.
Tilt in space (6)Tilt-in-space wheelchairs are a special category of chairs designed for people who cannot sit upright for prolonged periods. These chairs have the ability to tilt backwards (usually 5 - 60º) while maintaining a 90º angle between the user's legs and torso. Due to the mechanisms to allow the tilt, tilt-in-space wheelchairs require a carer to push from the rear.