This month I have been asked by a clinician how can we determine what is the optimal manual wheelchair set up for an upper limb propeller. To answer this question we must first consult a few important resources:
// Minimise resistance to turning & more efficient propulsion
// Provides compromise between indoor manoeuvrability and outdoor terrain navigation
Quickie wheelchairs are designed to be easily configurable to meet end user needs and also set up according to these guidelines:
// Folding frame wheelchairs – Q2, Q2 Lite, Xenon2, Xcape
// Rigid Framed wheelchairs – 7R, 5R
RESNA (2012) emphasise the importance of achieving an optimal set up for all manual wheelchair users to maximise function and independence and reduce potential injury advising that: “The person cannot conform to the wheelchair, but the wheelchair must conform to the individual.”
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