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Manual Wheelchair Skills - Thinking About Back Wheel Balance

In this video Stephen talks about developing back wheel balance and building the skillset to do it safely and comfortably.

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Before you start, take a look at this health and safety checklist:

  • Check you are comfortable in your chair – sit up straight if you can, try not to slouch
  • Bottom in the back of the chair,
  • Brakes on,
  • Seatbelt on,
  • Feet on foot plate,
  • Anti-tip bar down if possible (we will adjust this later for back wheel balance),
  • Remember to make sure your fingers don’t get caught in brakes or wheels
  • Check surroundings – make sure you have plenty of space and check whether there are any obstacles to avoid / you will need an adult on hand to support you for these advanced skills