Jun 14 2011

What is a tilt in space wheelchair?

Category: Medical Supplies

Answer:

Tilt In Space WheelchairA tilt in space wheelchair gives the user the ability to adjust the orientation of their wheelchair by allowing for the redistribution of pressure from one area to another by tilting the seating area. This particular type of wheelchair offers a variety of positioning and adjustments that will maintain certain angles providing stability and pressure relief at the thighs, knees, and ankles. Tilt in space wheelchairs will also help with digestion and the respiratory needs of the user. They are typically offered by manufacturers in both electric and manual varieties and will offer these benefits to help the user:

  • Improve posture
  • Correct kyphosis and scolisis
  • Improve ability to swallow and eat
  • Improve ability to breathe and increase air flow
  • Increase sitting tolerance
  • Adjustments for pressure relief

Other elements that are available on tilt-in-space wheelchairs include adjustable leg extensions, padded head rests, and movable lateral supports. Tilt in space wheelchairs are frequently used and recommended for physical therapy.


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