Active Wheelchairs

Active wheelchairs are designed to be an extension of your body. Ideal for those with good upper body strength and trunk stability, they are self-propelled by pushing the rear wheels along, sometimes assisted with power add-ons. As such, they are generally much lighter than standard manual wheelchairs, and set up to allow an energy efficient drive so you can go further and faster.

We provide a complete active wheelchair service within London and the South East of England, from initial consultation through to supply and back-up service during the lifetime of your wheelchair. You can view our whole range at our Chessington showroom, or arrange for us to visit you for a home assessment. Our product specialists can demonstrate our products, assessing your needs, and recommending a suitable product and seating set-up to match your medical and lifestyle requirements, which we can then supply for you. We offer all our active wheelchairs and add-ons for purchase - as they are bespoke built to each person, unfortunately we are not able to offer them for hire.

Our Wheelchairs

We supply active wheelchairs from the leading manufacturers including Quickie, Küschall, TiLite and Ki Mobility. With both rigid and folding models in aluminium, titanium and carbon, and with a diverse array of features, we can ensure there is always a wheelchair that will be a perfect fit for your active lifestyle.

This includes basic affordable models with high levels of post-supply adjustability, such as the Quickie Life F and Action 5 Rigid. These are ideal for those that are new to self-propelling and still discovering their best set-up for seating and propelling.

For more experienced users, we offer more advanced and lighter models, from mid-range wheelchairs like the Tsunami and Aero T right up to top of the range chairs such as the welded titanium TR, integrated suspension Ethos, and carbon-fibre Krypton R.

Power add-ons are increasingly popular for those looking to occasionally take the strain off propelling, as are handbike attachments that allow your chair to be taken off-road. We can supply add-ons including handbikes, and the renowned Alber range such as E-Motion power wheels, plus the new Alber Smoov One.

We also specialise in paediatric wheelchairs, whether for teenagers or younger children getting their first experience of self-propelling. Our models include highly adjustable ones like the Youngster 3, Zippie Simba and Little Wave Clik, which have adjustable seats that can grow with your child, as well as the teenage Rogue XP.

If you require specialist seating solutions, we are able to assist with this, whether your need is for clinical pressure relieving cushions such as Roho, Vicair or Jay ones, or posture-supporting yet lightweight backrests like the Axiom and Matrx ranges, and the J3 Freestyle Carbon. We source backrests and cushions from a wide range of manufacturers, ensuring that the best seating system is supplied to match your needs.

We work closely with the manufacturers we have chosen to partner with, and are able to offer custom-build solutions for those that need a request a little out of the ordinary, whether that simply be a style package in your favourite colours, or something more complex such as a bespoke seating arrangement or one-arm drive.

Choosing an Active Wheelchair

Our helpful guide
Not sure where to start? Read our guide to choosing an active wheelchair to get an understanding of what you should be looking for.

Rigid Wheelchairs

For the most responsive ride
Rigid chairs are by far the most popular, being the lightest and highest performing. Ours range from beginners' chairs up to fully-welded models for veterans.

Folding Wheelchairs

Convenient for transport
Folding wheelchairs are simple to transport, and can be high performance and sporty too. Look out for models with a rigid-feel to their ride.

Children's Active Wheelchairs

For younger people
From children using a wheelchair for the first time to a teenager looking to develop their independence, our growth-adjustable models have it all.

Power Add-Ons

Go further, go faster
For some extra assistance with getting around, our range of power add-ons can help. We offer everything from power-wheels to off-roading handbikes.

Accessories

Upgrade your ride
Our selection of active wheelchair accessories lets you personalise your ride, and includes off-roading wheels such as the popular integrated-suspension Loopwheels.

Try an Active Wheelchair

Nothing beats trying out several active wheelchairs to make sure you get the right one for you. As they are built to order to fit your measurements, and with the performance options of your choice, they require an assessment from a product specialist to provide.

Our Chessington showroom features our full range of active wheelchairs, and our product specialists are on-hand to take you through them. Alternatively we can arrange a home demonstration where we can take out a select number of wheelchairs for you to try.

For those with particularly complex pressure care and postural requirements, we can arrange for one of our partnered Occupational Therapists to attend your consultation, ensuring that the appropriate level of comfort, support and pressure relief is provided.