How To: Braking On An Older Model Wheelchair (tutorial)

Just another quick wheelchair tutorial on how to brake on an older model wheelchair. Before you say it’s too simple to be a tutorial, you need to understand that I cater to wheelchair bound people of all ability levels. Some people do not know how to brake in a wheelchair because they simply may be new to one or maybe have less brain functioning that requires this type of education. So in this How To tutorial I teach you the absolute basics of braking in a wheelchair. First the right side, then the left. It’s really very simple. Those who need this tutorial can go back and watch it over again as many times as needed so they can get it right. Keep in mind that some wheelchairs have the brake controls inverted where you pull inward to lock it. This is an older model wheelchair so the brakes are not inverted so it’s pretty simple. If you have an inverted brake wheelchair just apply the same methods in this tutorial only the opposite directions and that should do it. If you happen to have brakes that don’t work either way, then I don’t know what to tell you, this How To tutorial is for basic brakes. Brakes are important for making sure the wheelchair doesn’t roll away, especially with you in it. It would be dangerous if you had a wheelchair but didn’t know how to brake. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.


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