This month I have been asked by a clinician how can we determine what is the optimal manual wheelchair set up for an upper limb propeller. To answer this question we must first consult a few important resources:
// Minimise resistance to turning & more efficient propulsion
// Provides compromise between indoor manoeuvrability and outdoor terrain navigation
Quickie wheelchairs are designed to be easily configurable to meet end user needs and also set up according to these guidelines:
// Folding frame wheelchairs – Quickie Life, Youngster 3, Neon2, Xenon2
// Rigid Framed wheelchairs – Quickie Life R, Simba, Argon2, Helium
RESNA (2012) emphasise the importance of achieving an optimal set up for all manual wheelchair users to maximise function and independence and reduce potential injury advising that: “The person cannot conform to the wheelchair, but the wheelchair must conform to the individual.”
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