Equipment & Devices

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Author:
KateKern
ID:
42282
Filename:
Equipment & Devices
Updated:
2010-10-14 22:26:56
Tags:
Wheelchair assistive devices
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Description:
Use of equipment & devices for physical therapy
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  1. Wheelchair Seat Height
    • Measure from heel to popliteal fold
    • Add 2 inches for footrest clearance
  2. Wheelchair Seat Depth
    • Measure from posterior buttock along lateral thigh to popliteal fold
    • Subtract 2 inches to avoid pressure against the popliteal space
  3. Wheelchair Seat Width
    • Measure the widest aspect of the user's buttocks, hips, or thighs
    • Add 2 inches to allow clearance of the trochanters from the armrest side panel
  4. Wheelchair Back Height
    • Measure from the seat of the chair to the floor of the user's axilla when the shoulder is in 90 degrees of flexion
    • Subtract 4 inches to allow clearance of the inferior angles of the scapulae
    • If a cushion is to be used, add cushion height to the final measurement
  5. Wheelchair Armrest Height
    • Measure from the seat to the user's olecranon process
    • Add 1 inch
    • If a cushion is to be used, add cushion thickness to the final measurement

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