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No sagging seats, please!
No sagging seat in your wheelchair, please. You probably thought I was talking about sagging pants.
No, I think a sagging wheelchair seat is worse than sagging pants because it is more uncomfortable and looks terrible.
When the upholstery of a manual wheelchair seat is worn out, it does not support one’s body in the proper position. Prolonged sitting in a sagging, unsupportive chair can cause pressure sores, general fatigue, and discomfort.
You can find help to fix that sagging wheelchair seat, though.
First, check the manual for your wheelchair. You will discover troubleshooting advice, a tool list, and other helpful information.
To stop the sagging, unscrew the upholstery seat and tighten it again. Or, you can order a new upholstery seat and get instructions for replacing the old, worn-out seat with a new one.
While checking the wheelchair seat, look at the back of the wheelchair too. It may also need to be replaced if it is bulged out, worn, or torn. You will find the seat and the back on the same page of the Parts Catalog for the Advantage Wheelchair.
You will need to know the size of your seat and back upholstery pieces and whether you have fixed or detachable arms on the wheelchair.
It’s a good idea to clean your wheelchair and examine its mechanical functioning regularly.
Suppose your wheelchair rattles, squeaks, veers off-course, turns sluggishly, or has flutter in the casters. In that case, you will probably need to seek out a professional who can fix the problems, especially if your wheelchair has had a customized adjustment for you.
Your wheelchair should be checked by a wheelchair technician at least once a year. Again, ask to locate a wheelchair repair technician in the area where you bought the wheelchair.
There’s no need to slump in a sagging seat! A new wheelchair seat can help you sit up and get comfortable.