Effect of Wheelchair Frame and/or Set-up on Propulsion

The configuration or set-up of a manual wheelchair affects the relationship of the person to the wheelchair, especially to the rear wheels. The relationship to the rear wheels is important for optimal propulsion, however, may have drawbacks for other aspects of function, stability and safety. Careful balancing of these needs is required in the wheelchair prescription and fitting processes. In this section articles focused on axle position, wheels, weight of wheels, hand rims, tire pressure, and add-on devices to augment manual propulsion.