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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Permobil was honored to volunteer and support the 38th annualNational Veterans Wheelchair Games competition held July 30 through August 4th,in Orlando, FL.Permobil is proud to be a gold sponsor of this annual event supporting our nation's veterans.
Part 14 in our seriesA to Z Considerations for Seating & Wheeled Mobility: A Quick Reference Clarifying Confusion Around CRT. SeePart 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4,Part 5,Part 6,Part 7,Part 8,Part 9,Part 10,Part 11,Part 12, and Part 13.
Now that you have determined that your client needs a power wheelchair to optimize safety, function, sitting tolerance, and skin integrity, the next step is selecting the type of power wheelchair that is most appropriate for your client. While the options may seem a bit overwhelming and the process of how to attain each group of power chair ambiguous, do not fear! We will thoroughly explain these concepts over the next few weeks.
Determining the Most Appropriate Mobility Base: Performing Manual & Power Wheelchair Comparison Trials
Part 13 in our seriesA to Z Considerations for Seating & Wheeled Mobility: A Quick Reference Clarifying Confusion Around CRT. SeePart 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4,Part 5,Part 6,Part 7,Part 8,Part 9,Part 10,Part 11, and Part 12.
To determine if a power wheelchair versus a manual wheelchair is the appropriate mobility base to allow your client the ability to complete MRADLs and all necessary functional tasks as independently as possible, then completing comparison trials is recommended. This can effectively rule out a manual wheelchair utilizing various standardized tests.