header.PNGTire-pressure-pic.jpg1.  Maintaining proper tire pressure helps to keep your wheelchair rolling smoothly and helps you conserve your energy while pushing. You can find the recommendations for ideal pound-force per square inch on the side of your tire. It’s easiest to use a compressor to fill the tires with air.

2.  Check all of the screws on your the wheelchair every three months. Screws on the back of your chair can come loose over time and that can be dangerous. After airline travel is also a good time to check every screw on your wheelchair.

3.  Clean the frame of the chair with a solution of  water and mild detergent. The backrest and  cushion can be cleaned with soap and water.

4.  Most cushion covers are machine washable, and should be washed once a week. This is important for keeping your skin healthy.

5.  Remove the front casters to clean as needed. The front casters on a wheelchair catch hair and other debris that stops the wheelchair from rolling easily. Use a half inch wrench to remove the bolt and spacers, and then remove the hair and any other debris. Needle nose pliers will be helpful when reinserting the bolt through the second side of the caster. 


Karen Roy, Numotion Brand Ambassador


Karen Roy, Numotion Brand Ambassador

Karen Roy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience. Most of that time was spent as a Case Manager for an in-patient rehabilitation hospital. She was the victim of an armed robbery in 1987 and has been a wheelchair user for the last 31 years. She had 3 kids after her injury. Caroline, Austin and Joseph are all in currently attending college. As Ms. Wheelchair America 2019 Karen’s platform was “Stand for Life”. Her platform is about the use of standing technology and other devices that improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities.