Silicone push-rims for wheelchair

Push rims

Push rims

These silicone hand rims can be purchased from MMS Medical and allow for increased grip for people with poor hand function to self propel their chair. They retail at 80euro for the smooth push-rims and 100euro for the ribbed rims. Personally I have found them very effective and durable.


I am a C6 spinal cord injured lady three years post injury and I am living alone, working and doing day to day tasks with minimal assistance. This site is to offer friendly advice and support to newly injured spinal cord people and their families. From issues of exercise, transferring, personal grooming, clothes etc and showing ways of relearning day to day tasks we took for granted in the past. I will also provide links to products and services that I have found useful to my progress. Spinal cord injuries are so unique to each individual so remember what works for one person may not work for someone else but feel free to comment if you know about something that may have helped you in regaining some of your independence. Currently, I am a Masters in Research NUIG Graduate tutoring Health Science and Physiology students. Research area is Neuroscience. I also hold a first class honours degree in Physiology from NUIG with twelve years experience in quality standard adherence, GMP and GLP and two years experience working in a global healthcare organization. I have a problem solving mind focused on quality with proven team working skills. Please note: I am not a medic and you should always consult your GP or consultant first before trying anything suggested on this website. All SCI's are different and what works for me may not necessarily work for everyone, depending on different health issues.

Comments (2)

    • geri

      Hi David, yes I do. I’ve used both types consistently for the last four years. For the extra money there is not much difference for me as a quad as my hand function is limited. I use them in conjunction with the gloves from as shown for extra grip. I would highly recommend them.


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