Tag Archives: Wheelchair Tutorial

How To: Rolling Through A Snow Bank In A Wheelchair (tutorial)

This is another very quick tutorial on how to roll through a snow bank in a wheelchair. It’s pretty simple, you just approach the snow bank in your wheelchair, do a wheelie, and plow right through it while riding the wheelie. I will warn that this should only be done by professionals at wheelies though because the snow banks many times are slippery due to ice and riding a wheelie through ice is very dangerous. During the winter, snow is the one of the biggest problems for people in wheelchairs. Many of us struggle to get by simply because we have snow blocking the way to a car, a grocery store, or outside in general. If you get stuck outside in a large snow bank and have no other options, this strategy will certainly do the job. Many of my wheelchair tutorials seem short and simple, and they are, but keep in mind there are those who are new to being in a wheelchair and they often times may need simple tutorials like these ones. I have another tutorial on how to get through the snow, but I wanted to do this one even though it’s similar because it shows specifically one of the strategies of getting past the snow (particularly snow banks on sidewalks). I hope someone in a wheelchair will find this tutorial helpful. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.

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.

How To: Getting Through Snow In A Wheelchair (tutorial)

Here’s another small tutorial. This one is on how to get through the snow in a wheelchair. This How To tutorial video is very basic. It teaches you several different ways and options to handle a snow bank on a sidewalk or curb. Many people who happen to be in a wheelchair do not know how to do these kinds of things, and that is exactly why I have How To videos for them. Snow can be very difficult for someone while is in a wheelchair. Many people do not realize just how difficult it can be. If it snows and someone doesn’t shovel, well it can pretty much be game over at that point as far as traveling goes. Sometimes a walkway may be shoveled, but all too often that snow gets piled up right on the edge of a sidewalk curb. This is where things get particularly frustrating for people in wheelchairs. It’s a nice thought to have a sidewalk shoveled, but many people either don’t finish the job, or cars going by push up a snow bank right where the curbs are. In this How To tutorial I teach you what to do if you encounter these basic problems during a harsh winter. Make sure the snow bank is hard like ice to roll over if you have good traction on your wheels, otherwise just find the weak spot and plow right through it as hard as you can. Just make sure you have a plan B in case you can’t get through a basic snow bank. If you liked this video please thumbs it up and share it, thank you.

How To: Rolling Down A Steep Hill In A Wheelchair (tutorial)

Another quick tutorial on how to safely get down a steep hill in a wheelchair. If you liked, “How To: Rolling Down A Steep Hill In A Wheelchair (tutorial)” then please like and share it. Then watch all my other videos and SUBSCRIBE!

How To: Rolling Up A Steep Hill In A Wheelchair (tutorial)

Another quick tutorial on how to roll up a steep hill in a wheelchair. If you liked, “How To: Rolling Up A Steep Hill In A Wheelchair (tutorial)” then please like and share. Then watch all my other videos and SUBSCRIBE!

How To: Adjusting To An Older Wheelchair Model (tutorial)

Here’s a brand new and unusual tutorial on how to adjust in an older model wheelchair. If you liked, “How To: Adjusting To An Older Wheelchair Model (tutorial)” then please like and share it. Then watch all my other videos and SUBSCRIBE!

How To: Tying Your Shoe In A Wheelchair (tutorial)

Another quick tutorial on how to do stuff in a wheelchair. This one is on how to actually tie your shoe while in a wheelchair. If you liked, “How To: Tying Your Shoe In A Wheelchair (tutorial)” then please like and share it, then watch all your other videos and SUBSCRIBE!