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Conseils pour Choisir un Dossier Rigide pour Fauteuil Roulant

Conseils pour Choisir un Dossier Rigide pour Fauteuil Roulant

12/06/2019

There is a plethora of prefabricated (off-the-shelf) wheelchair back supports on the market today. As a clinician, recommending the correct type of back support is only half the battle. Together with your equipment specialist (e.g. RTS, ATP, and/or manufacturer representative) you also need to make sure it is sized and set up appropriately to meet your client's needs.

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Le Centre de Gravité (COG)

Le Centre de Gravité (COG)

21/05/2019

When the rear axle is set correctly for a self-propelling manual wheelchair user the wheelchair feels better and opens up the most independent performance.  Set poorly and the wheelchair can become unstable, painful and even more immovable than the current parliamentary Brexit debate.

One of the first concepts most high-end manual wheelchair prescribers learn is that, generally, moving the rear axle forward makes propulsion easier but reduces the rear stability. This isn’t inherently a bad thing, as a little rearward ‘tippiness’ is needed to clear small everyday obstacles.

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Les Mécanismes de l

Les Mécanismes de l'Inclinaison d'Assise en Fauteuil Roulant Manuel

07/02/2019

Have you ever sat in a chair and tried balancing yourself by tilt backwards onto the back two legs of the chair? (I am not recommending anyone try this while sitting in a chair - it can be dangerous and you can fall backwards and get hurt! I just realize that it is something I have done in my youth and I have seen my own children do it, too - and, of course, I cautioned them against it.) Perhaps you held onto the table in front of you and used your arms to push yourself backwards to find the balance point? You may remember doing this when you were a child in either grade school or high school. Some of you may have experienced going past the tipping point and having the chair fall behind you or if you were lucky enough, you quickly recovered by moving your weight forward to prevent falling backwards.

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3 Solutions pour Accéder aux Fonctions Electriques d

3 Solutions pour Accéder aux Fonctions Electriques d'un FRE

01/02/2019

Power seating functions such as tilt, recline, seat elevate, and elevating leg rests provide users with improved positioning, the opportunity to redistribute pressure, and an increased level of independence. However, no matter how beneficial the power seating functions may be, if he/she cannot independently and quickly operate the control device it greatly decreases the odds that the user will utilize the power seating functions.

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