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Ergonomic Seating

Optimal manual wheelchair mobility is determined through wheelchair configuration and design.  The more the wheelchair matches the contours and shape of the individual, the more effective it is.  This is supported by both RESNA and the PVA’s clinical practice guidelines.

Ergonomic seating is used every day, and can be seen in your car, your home furniture, and even your dentist’s office.  TiLite now provides ergonomic seating on all their rigid wheelchair frames, demonstrating further our commitment to fit your wheelchair to you.

Advantages of Ergonomic Seating

With customized measurements and a personalized evaluation by a therapist and ATP, ergonomic seating may provide:

  • Improved posture and postural stability
  • Improved activity tolerance through increased support
  • Improved propulsion through improved wheel access
  • Increased chair stability

Positioning matters

The end-user is dependent upon cushion and back rests alone without ergonomic seating.  By including this configuration option there is another tool available to investigate how to improve a person’s position and comfort in their manual wheelchair.  The more tailored the chair is to the person, the more time and energy they will have to spend time on what matters.

Don’t forget to further enhance the seating system with the selection and placement of your back support and pressure distributing cushion!

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