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Can powered wheelchairs really support 24 hour positioning?

Is a separate static seat the best answer to daytime postural management? Sometimes. But, sometimes the seating functions of modern high specification powered wheelchairs can meet a client’s postural management needs. Where powered seating is a suitable option for primary seating throughout the day, the client can achieve additional benefits of less transfers, more independence and a reduction in the overall amount of equipment in a home environment.

In this printable PDF infographic, one of the members of Sunrise Medical UK’s clinical team shows how current clinical guidelines can support the use of powered seating to meet postural management needs. 

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Seating and Wheelchair Angles

Assessment Goals

Provide support in the most posturally aligned comfortable position.  However, there may need to be compromises for supporting optimal levels of active movement for functional tasks.

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Growth and Solid Backs

The challenges of growing teenagers and solid backs. I was asked my advice on another interesting clinical conundrum, which I explore in this article.

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Choosing the Correct Base

Prescribing a powerchair often poses many challenges as you have to consider a number of factors which may affect the client’s performance in the wheelchair.

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