Guidelines for Safer Seating Posture in Wheelchair
Most wheelchair users spend the better part of the day in their wheelchair seats. This is a considerably long time to spend seated. That is the reason why you should keep a good posture every time. A good posture will enhance your safety and decrease the chances of you getting further injuries from complications arising from your wrong seating postures. The following guidelines will help you improve your seating posture.
Relaxed Feet Position
Achieving this can be done naturally if you know how to position your feet in the preferred position. And how do you do that? You start by tilting and reclining the wheelchair slightly. For effectiveness, remove the leg rests and place a cushion or leg rest under your feet. And that is not all: The harm strings should be relaxed.
You should ensure that you sit far back into the chair as much as possible. And once you have a handle on that, then lean forward and check the position from above. While you are at it, check the pressure distribution of the buttocks with your hand by comparing backrest with seating. For the best results do not let the upper side of your calf touch the seat cushion. Leave at least a 2-3cm space. Continue reading