What Is the Best KARMA Wheelchair to Self Propel?

The best KARMA wheelchair for users looking for a manual self propel wheelchair is Flexx. In the last blog post, we discussed the best way to avoid back pain when self-propelling a manual wheelchair. The adjustments that can help prevent secondary injuries can be customized with Flexx.

Flexx; the adjustable manual self propel a wheelchair

Flexx is the KARMA manual wheelchair that has a great variety of seat sizes as well as amazing adjustability. With five holes on the rear wheel axle to adjust in both directions (up/down and back/forth).

Flexx has the most diverse rear wheel axel positions of all KARMA Wheelchairs.  Source: KARMA YouTube: Flexx

When a patient is starting their post-injury rehabilitation, their upper body control may be too weak to maneuver an active wheelchair. In this situation, Flexx is the best choice for the patient. Flexx can offer a stable propel setting at the start of rehabilitation to allow the patient to get used to a wheelchair. Flexx can gradually be adjusted into a more “active wheelchair” based on the individual’s rehabilitation progress.

An example of Flexx being used as an active self-propelled wheelchair. Source: KARMA Medical YouTube – Pushing the Limits of Flexx Wheelchair

Explore the Flexx Range

Flexx is the Taiwan Excellence award-winning manual wheelchair. It is fully adjustable for the most comfort and propelling performance. Flexx is equipped with flip-back and height-adjustable armrests so users who need additional set cushions can still sit te the most comfortable armrest height. Other standard features of Flexx include footrests that are angle adjustable and multidirectional. This wheelchair is ideal for patients in rehabilitation who have difficulty transferring in and out of the wheelchair.

Flexx Junior is the multi-adjustable pediatric manual wheelchair that is designed to grow and change with the child. The seat width, depth, and height are all adjustable. With additional accessories, this wheelchair is suitable for a child with disabilities or in rehabilitation.

eFlexx was a natural progression of the Flexx series. With all the adjustable features of Flexx, eFlexx has the option to be power-driven. Users who benefit from the functions of Flexx can consider eFlexx if they need a wheelchair to be used outdoors for long stretches of time. Having the option of a powered wheelchair will lessen the chance of the user experiencing back pain because of self-propelling. 

We’re here to help

With the correct rear wheel axle position and proper propelling methods after training, the best wheel propelling can be achieved, and the probability of Repetitive Strain Injuries reduced.

If you are interested in trying Flexx, Flexx Jnr, or eFlexx, KARMA Malaysia is always here to assist. Talk to a KARMA representative today! 

Call us: 03-5612 1921 / 010 – 238 1921

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