In our focus on manual wheelchairs, we have looked at the effects of horizontal and vertical rear wheel position in manual wheelchairs. This month, let’s look at lateral position and camber in the rear wheels of custom folding and rigid frame wheelchairs.
This month, let’s continue our focus on manual wheelchairs by looking at the effects of the vertical rear wheel position in manual wheelchairs. Both standard and custom folding wheelchairs allow for vertical positioning of the rear wheels. Positioning the rear wheel up or down the frame of a manual wheelchair will have effects on seat-to-floor height, orientation in space, and rear wheel access.
Last month, I wrote about centre of gravity and its application to different types of manual wheelchairs. This month, I would like to address an important consideration related to centre of gravity when prescribing standard wheelchairs.
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