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Tilt-in-Space Wheelchairs 2.0

Tilt-in-Space Wheelchairs 2.0

This month, we have looked at tilt-in-space wheelchairs and the factors that differentiate different models. It is by understanding the differentiation that the most appropriate model can be prescribed for an individual. In addition, we have reviewed sources that outline the tilt/recline angles required for pressure redistribution and the frequency and duration of weight shifting required for off-loading.

Posted on 2018-02-23


The Science of Manual Tilt Mechanisms

The Science of Manual Tilt Mechanisms

Have you ever sat in a chair and tried balancing yourself by tilting backwards onto the back two legs of the chair? 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. (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.)

Posted on 2015-08-28


Dynamic Tilt and Pressure Redistribution

Dynamic Tilt and Pressure Redistribution

​This month, let’s focus on dynamic tilt, or tilt-in-space, wheelchairs. We will look at the clinical indicators for their use as well as what the research has found regarding dynamic tilt and pressure redistribution.

Posted on 2012-10-18


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