All insurance companies are different and all have statements written into their policies of whether they will or will not cover wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment. We recommend that you call your insurance company or get a copy of your policy to see exactly what it says about coverage for things like wheelchairs.
The difference between the STRONGBACK Excursion 8 and 12 is the size of the rear wheels: 8" and 12" diameter. The small wheels are a little lighter and thinner, allowing the chair to be folded into its most compact size, and are great for indoor use. The medium wheels are a bit heavier resulting in a slightly larger folded size, and are the best for outdoor use where there may be rougher terrain.
We have three seat sizes available in most models. The smaller seat measures 16" across, while the regular measures 18" across, and the large measures 20” across. Obviously a larger person will need the larger seat. The smaller seat width, however, makes a smaller overall chair, which maneuvers more easily in narrow places such as a restaurant or around furniture in your apartment at home, so you may want to choose the smallest size that still works comfortably for you.
We have kept ease of entry and exit in mind when designing this chair. The footrests can either swing around and away or be removed completely. The curved waterfall front of the seat not only prevents leg pinching, but also provides a level area where you can sit before fully entering or exiting the chair. The correct seated posture encouraged in a STRONGBACK wheelchair places the user in a position of strength where it is much easier to stand up – in normal wheelchairs the poor seated posture forces the user into a slouched position making it more difficult to stand and unfold the body into an erect position.
You will first want to fold down the back and then pull up on the center front and back of the seat fabric.
Shipping is FREE! in the contiguous USA. All other areas, please call or e-mail for a shipping cost quote.
You should receive your STRONGBACK wheelchair in less than 5 business days.
There is a 100% full warranty on the frame of your Strongback Mobility wheelchair for two years, and on the seat, footrests, and other auxiliary parts for 1 full year. See details in our Easy Returns Policy
STRONGBACK Excursion 8 - small rear wheels (8 inch diameter)
STRONGBACK Excursion 12 - medium rear wheels (12 inch diameter)
We are so confident that you will be happy with your STRONGBACK wheelchair that we offer a full refund if you return the chair within 30 days. See our Easy Returns Policy.
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