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Wheelchair selection: more than choosing a chair with wheels

Beverly Fahland

Wheelchair selection: more than choosing a chair with wheels

by Beverly Fahland

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Published by American Rehabilitation Foundation in Minneapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wheelchairs.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Beverly Fahland with the assistance of Beth C. Grendahl.
    SeriesRehabilitation publication, no. 713
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRM930.A1 A53 no. 713, RD757W4 A53 no. 713
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 56 p.
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5321988M
    LC Control Number72172500

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    As in most things, LESS IS MORE and this is certainly true in wheelchair positioning. If you take your time in selecting the right model and size wheelchair and then select an appropriate cushion and back support, accessories may not be needed. Too often accessories are used as "band-aids" for a less than optimal wheelchair and seating system.   The time from PWC delivery to date of survey (February ) was an average of months, with a median of 18 months. Eight patients have had their chairs less than a year, 15 patients for 1 to 2 years, 18 patients for more than 2 years, and 4 patients for an unknown amount of time.

      Motorized wheelchair If you don’t have enough energy or upper-body strength to push yourself in a manual wheelchair, or doing so causes pain, a motorized model is likely a better choice. For. Scootaround rents wheelchairs in more than locations across North America and Europe. We can provide customers with a range of wheelchair rentals to fit their needs. Our wheelchairs come in three different sizes: Standard Wheelchairs, HD Wheelchairs, and Transport Chairs.


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Wheelchair selection: more than choosing a chair with wheels by Beverly Fahland Download PDF EPUB FB2

Wheelchair selection: more than choosing a chair with wheels. Minneapolis, American Rehabilitation Foundation [] (OCoLC) Online version: Fahland, Beverly.

Wheelchair selection: more than choosing a chair with wheels. Minneapolis, American Rehabilitation Foundation [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors. "Based on the original Wheelchair selection: more than choosing a chair with wheels, by Beverly Fahland." Includes index.

Description: 56 pages: illustrations ; 28 cm. Series Title: Rehabilitation publication, no. Responsibility: Sister Kenny Institute staff. A detailed, explicit, and very well-illustrated handbook on the selection and prescribing of wheelchairs.

Special attention to details of wheelchair components. Two appendixes: one listing wheelchair manufacturer and one giving instructions for making lapboards, feeding boards, and other accessories.

Transport Wheelchairs. Transport foldable wheelchairs are a perfect solution for anyone looking for a lightweight portable frame, which features smaller rear wheel size, to allow more portability. Since smaller wheels are used with these chairs, they are designed to only be propelled by a caregiver or other individual, which explains why they are referred to as “companion chairs.

Selecting the right chair, especially for a first-time wheelchair user, can be confusing. It's always a good idea to work with an occupational therapist (OT) who has experience with various kinds of wheelchairs.

Many people choose their first chair because it was the one the insurance company was willing to pay for. Wheelchair selection: more than choosing a chair with wheels, VolSister Kenny Institute, Minneapolis () 18 A.

Kittel, A. Di Marco, H. Stewart Factors influencing the decision to abandon manual wheelchairs for three individuals with a spinal cord injury Disabil Rehabil, 24 (), pp.

- Wheel size: Transport chairs tires come in 3 adaptable sizes: 7" and less, 8" and 12". The smaller wheel sizes usually come with the more comparable chairs.

Some of our customers like the larger 12" for extra stability. Seats. All wheelchairs come with a 1½” fabric or vinyl seat. These wheelchairs allow a person to push themselves.

Or, caregivers can use the gripped handles to push their older adult in the chair. Standard wheelchairs Similar to lightweight manual wheelchairs, standard wheelchairs also have large back wheels and small front wheels.

The difference is that they weigh more than lightweight wheelchairs. Choose from a variety of different armrest types: Fixed – Fixed armrests are welded to the wheelchair. This type of armrest does not offer any kind of adjustment. Flip-Back – This type of armrest can be flipped back and out of the way so you can get close to a work surface or easily transfer from the side of your chair.; Height-Adjustable – With this type of armrest you can.

Less flexible to modify to changing physical conditions than a power chair. Power Wheelchairs: 1. Greatest mobility range with least exertion.

Easier to modify over time, if needed. Available with power seating options tilt and/or recline. More Expensive. More difficult to transport. Less reliable than manual wheelchairs. Narrow Selection to Type of Chair.

Choose your wheelchair based on patient and caregiver needs. If you know you will always push the patient you may only require a lightweight Transport. Standard wheelchairs with larger rear wheels will be required for the patient to propel themselves. Ultra-lightweight, Sports, Reclining and tilt-in-space.

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Most wheelchair related injuries among. This chair is lighter than my old chair. The seat is like a nylon fabric. My old chair was like a vinyl. I actually find the fabric more comfortable but do not expect it to be as long lasting. My previous chair's max weight load was lbs.

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Less flexible to modify to changing physical conditions than a power chair. Power Wheelchairs: 1. Greatest mobility range with least exertion. Easier to modify over time, if needed. Available with power seating options tilt and/or recline. More. Quickie Power Wheelchairs have long been the staple of quality and selection for more than 25 years.

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We carry a large selection of wheelchair cushions, wheelchair parts, and wheelchair accessories."The process of evaluating and choosing a wheelchair involves the user, an interdisciplinary team, and equipment suppliers or vendors.

Also, family members, primary care providers, and others from the user's work and leisure environments may contribute important info useful in choosing an appropriate w/c system to meet needs for mobility within environments.".More than million Americans use a wheelchair for mobility.

1 This assistive technology provides users with the opportunity to achieve greater independence in physical functioning, mobility, home life, and vocational settings.

Unfortunately, wheelchairs can pose a risk to users when failures occur. A study by McClure et al. 2 found that % of full-time wheelchair .