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Wheelchair Configurations and Seat Functions for Common Postural Asymmetries

Wheelchair Configurations and Seat Functions for Common Postural Asymmetries

2022-07-11

The QUICKIE® Access™ solves multiple seating challenges while allowing clients to propel, offering much appreciated independence. Its low seat-to-floor height allows access under tables and desks. It also allows the client to foot propel. If the client is using their hands to propel, the knee pivot tilt provides greater access to the wheels while also promoting a stable and functional posture. Up to 25° tilt and 40° recline offer clinically effective pressure relief.

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Usage of Dynamic Tilt-in-Space Manual Wheelchairs

Usage of Dynamic Tilt-in-Space Manual Wheelchairs

2022-06-15

In the older population the skin becomes weak and frail, resulting in an increased risk of pressure injuries. Our older clients who sit for long periods are at a high risk of developing a pressure injury. Because of these high-risk factors, wheelchairs that incorporate tilt-in-space and recline functions are routinely prescribed for this population.

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Guide for Finding the Best Head Position for Your Client

Guide for Finding the Best Head Position for Your Client

2021-08-31

Even though we are taught that seating and positioning begins at the pelvis, it is common for people to attempt to reposition a client's head and/or the head support equipment the moment they see the client's head not perfectly positioned at midline. Head supports and components of head supports are important pieces of the seating system puzzle. It is essential that the proper time and considerations are given to selecting these items as a part of the evaluation process.

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