Taking proper and accurate measurements of the client is an essential part of the seating and wheeled mobility equipment provision process. According to the document A Clinician Application Guide to Standardized Wheelchair Seating Measures of the Body and Seating Support Surfaces, Revised Edition (Waugh & Crane 2013), there are two levels of linear body measurements that can be taken to ensure proper fit of a wheelchair. When an individual has a bariatric presentation, one may need to take Level 2 measurements. These measurements may include maximum lower body width, ischial depth, waist depth, and individual knee width.
Posted on 12/27/2019
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.
Posted on 2/15/2019
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