- Disabilities & the Disabled
Transporting a wheelchair without a wheelchair lift
Transporting a wheel chair without a lift can be difficult if one has to lift a wheel chair to put it into the trunk of a car. Handicap seniors look forward to some type of outside activities, unfortunately most need caregiver assistance to transportation to those activities. Should a wheel chair be needed to assist the handicap person, it may be necessary to provide a wheel chair. Most of the time a wheelchair is put into the trunk of a car, sometimes loading it can be a difficult procedure. The dangers in lifting can cause a serious back condition or a possible muscle tear if one has to bend over to install the wheel chair
The following suggests a safer solution to loading a wheel chair into a car rather than into the trunk.
A solution to avoid the lifting technique would be to install the wheelchair in the area behind the driver or front seat passenger. To provide sufficient room would be to have the front seat move forward as necessary to make space to install the collapsed wheel chair in the open space.
Here is a step by step procedure to follow to install a wheel chair with the least of back stress and energy.
Collapse the wheel chair into a folded position
Push the wheel chair forward in order to get the front wheels pointing in a forward position
Tilt wheelchair backward on to rear wheels and guide front wheels into vehicle.
Lift and push front wheels into vehicle, push forward into space while lifting wheel chair into space
The front wheels will allow, once into the space the wheel chair to move forward.. Roll the wheel chair into the space.
When removing from vehicle simply reverse the procedure.
Take note that the size of wheelchairs vary from one size to another. The feet supports should be removed before loading the main wheel chair.
To your success in using the alternate method.
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