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Clinical Benefits of Tilt

Clinical Benefits of Tilt

Manual wheelchairs with tilt provide a means for weight shifts and position changes, reduce the risk of pressure injury by redistributing pressure from the pelvis to the trunk, and provide a safe and easy way for assistants to provide weight shifts for occupants.

2/15/2019

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Seating & Wheelchair Angles

Seating & Wheelchair Angles

It is important for the clinician to properly assess and document angular body measures and angular support surface measures when evaluating a client for seating and wheeled mobility equipment. As referenced in Clinical Application Guide to Standardized Wheelchair Seating Measures of the Body and Seating Support Surfaces, Revised Edition (Waugh & Crane, 2013), angular measurements can be measured in relative and absolute angles. It is important to utilize the angular body measures when recommending support surface measures.

2/15/2019

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Wheelchair Assessment Measuring Guide

Wheelchair Assessment Measuring Guide

Taking proper and accurate measurements of the client is an essential part of the seating and wheeled mobility equipment provision process. According to research, there are 36 linear body measures. However, which of the linear body measurements that need to be taken on a specific client may vary and depends on the complexity of the needs of the individual.

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