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Power Wheelchairs

Power wheelchairs are an important investment that requires careful planning and consideration. There are many factors that come into play when purchasing a power wheelchair. No matter what your criteria is, Sherman Oaks Medical Supplies can help you find the best option to fit your needs.

Factors to Consider:

  • Manufacturer/Brand
  • Type of power wheelchair interested in
  • Purpose of the power wheelchair (Indoor/Outdoor use)
  • Type of surface to be used on
  • Special features (tilt, recline, elevating seat, standing, etc)
  • Weight capacity
  • Size/Compactness
  • Maneuverability
  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Diagnosis compatibility

Types and Categories of Power Wheelchairs and Accessories

Travel Power Wheelchairs

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Typically weigh 100 pounds or less
  • Compact
  • Short battery life
  • Intended for use for short periods of time

Full Size Power Wheelchairs

  • Longer battery lives than travel power wheelchairs
  • Increased weight capacity
  • Designed for everyday use
  • Great for indoor and travel over uneven or rough terrain

Heavy Duty Power Wheelchairs

  • Weight capacity up to 600 lbs
  • For people who weight 350-600 lbs
  • Also known as bariatric power wheelchairs
  • Include all of the features found in standard power wheelchairs
  • Equipped with additional padding and support for larger frames

Rehab Power Chairs

  • Specialized features for people with complex neuromuscular disorders
  • Increases quality of life
  • Increases mobility
  • Aides in rehabilitation

Permobil Power Wheelchairs

  • Enables safe transfers with the help of seat lifting and tilting
  • Regular pressure relief reduces risk of pressure ulcers
  • Increases quality of life
  • Stability of chair provides smooth, and comfortable ride
  • Certified ATP staff members available to assist you in choosing the right chair

Power Wheelchair Cushions

  • Foam Cushions provide a very stable seating surface, are light-weight, and low cost
  • Gel Cushions provide optimal pressure relief, and advanced positioning
  • Air Cushions provide exceptional pressure relief, and adjustable firmness

Backrest Supports

  • Back Supports help to prevent poor posture
  • Certified ATP staff members available to assist you in choosing the right back support
  • Options available for both Manual and Power Wheelchairs

Batteries & Chargers

  • It is essential to keep batteries fully charged
  • The correct type of Charger must be used when charging your Batteries
  • Batteries are the most common repair done to Power Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters
  • We carry Batteries and Chargers for all Power Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters on the market

Lifts & Ramps

  • Provides accomodation when moving in & out of buildings and vehicles
  • Vehicles can be modified with a Ramp or Lift, which makes going outdoors more convenient
  • Variety of Lifts and Ramps to choose from for multi-level houses

Standing Power Chairs & Manual Wheelchairs

  • Lifts a person from a seating to a fully standing position
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce incidence of pressure sores
  • Reduce incidence of blood clots
  • Increase muscle strength and reduce contractures