The calf supports are angle and height adjustable pads that attach to the legrests. These padded calf supports are necessary to support the lower legs when the leg is elevated, or to keep feet from falling behind the footplates when in the neutral seated position. Calf supports are especially important when using a tilt-in-space power seating system and/or power articulating elevating legrests. The padding provides an additional surface to distribute pressure, and has a mild contour to accommodate the lower leg.
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Part 4 in our series about Seating & Wheeled Mobility in Home Health. See Part 1,Part 2, and Part 3.
We’re continuing to look at common misconceptions of seating and wheeled mobility in the home health setting. So far, we’ve addressed the misconception that someone else will deal with seating and wheeled mobility and that there isn’t a need in home health for wheelchair seating and positioning.
The drive wheel on a power wheelchair is the larger wheel if you are looking at your wheelchair or client’s wheelchair. The location of this drive wheel can have a large impact on how the power wheelchair drives and maneuvers in different environments.
There are three main types of drive wheel configurations on power wheelchairs:front-wheel drive, mid-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive. In this blog today, we will focus on mid-wheel drive.
Home Health Misconception #2: There isn’t a need in home health for wheelchair seating and positioning
Part 3 in our series about Seating & Wheeled Mobility in Home Health. See Part 1and Part 2.
We’re continuing to look at common misconceptions of seating and wheeled mobility in the home health setting. Last week we took a look at the misconception that someone else will deal with seating and wheeled mobility in the home health setting. This week we will discuss whether home health therapists are seeing clients who would benefit from appropriate seating and wheeled mobility services. This will help us determine whether this area of practice is relevant to the home health setting.