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Prevention of Sliding in Seated Mobility, Part 3

Prevention of Sliding in Seated Mobility, Part 3

In my last article, I wrote about some of the common equipment and musculo-skeletal factors that influence the potential for sliding while seated in a wheelchair. This month, I will discuss how features of generic seating and wheelchair configuration may assist in preventing sliding, depending upon the person’s clinical presentation. Considerations for seating contour, correct angles, and gravity and how they may assist in preventing sliding will be discussed.

Posted on 2013-02-06


Prevention of Sliding in Seated Mobility, Part 2

Prevention of Sliding in Seated Mobility, Part 2

​Last month, I wrote about the effects of sliding and the common “quick fixes” and why they tend to not work effectively. This month, I would like to review some of the common equipment and musculo-skeletal factors that influence the potential for sliding as it is only by understanding the causes of sliding that we can find the true solutions. Next month, I will discuss features of generic seating and wheelchair configuration that may assist in preventing sliding.

Posted on 2012-12-18


Prevention of Sliding in Seated Mobility, Part 1

Prevention of Sliding in Seated Mobility, Part 1

​This month, I would like to focus on the prevention of sliding from a wheelchair. I will talk about the effects of sliding and the common “quick fixes” and why they do not work. Next month, I will review how understanding the cause of sliding helps to find the true solution. I will discuss features of generic seating and wheelchair configuration that may assist in preventing sliding.

Posted on 2012-11-20


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