A woman meets with her clinician and provider to assess the fit of her new wheelchairGetting your first power chair can be a demoralizing process — at best you get to pick the color. Even well-meaning therapists and providers often don’t know what to expect. Until you have used it for a while, you can’t know how a power chair fits into your life. It’s then that you learn what works and what doesn’t, what you want and what you don’t — the good, the bad and the indifference of power chair use. When the time comes for a replacement, you know much more about what you need and what you want.

Still, the process of moving up to your second power chair isn’t seamless. Knowing how to systematically approach selection exponentially increases the success of your comfo