Wheelchair Skills Menu
Tipping the wheelchair backwards, using the pull-back method
Tipping the wheelchair backwards, using the roll-back method.
Resting against a 10cm level change.
Resting against a level change that is too low, allowing a rear tip.
Attempting to perform a wheelie. The fixed rear anti-tip devices make this unsuccessful.
Performing a stationary wheelie for 10s in a 1.5m-diameter circle.
Using a backward-then-forward approach to achieve wheelie takeoff, then using a forward-only approach.
Using the reactive balance strategy, with the rear-wheel movement following the tips.
Using the proactive balance strategy, keeping the rear wheels in motion to avoid tips.
Training in a pothole, as a learning exercise.
Training with a level change and cinder blocks (initially tightly pressed against the wheels, then more loosely), as a learning exercise. Training with a level change and cinder blocks (initially tightly pressed against the wheels, then more loosely), as a learning exercise.
Performing a stationary wheelie in gravel.
Wheelie on a soft surface (a gym mat)
Performing a wheelie with two fingers of one hand.
Using a foot to assist takeoff for a one-handed wheelie.
Maintaining wheelie balance with the eyes open, then closed.
Performing wheelies with the knees extended, then flexed. More force and a greater pitch angle is needed when the knees are extended.
Performing wheelies with the body in different positions