If you are in a wheelchair – don’t you want it to be a comfortable one? When you begin your search for the appropriate wheelchair, you might be baffled by the options available in the market.
For those who have trouble sitting for long periods of time or need to frequently change position, reclining wheelchairs are a good option. Reclining wheelchairs also make life easier for those with certain medical conditions such as severe hip extension contractures and orthostatic hypotension.
Reclining Wheelchairs are specially designed to allow a person to comfortably recliners at incremental angles safely and comfortably. They provide a change in orientation by opening the seat-to-back angle and, in combination with elevating legrests, open the knee angle as well. Sometimes the armrests slide back as the seat-to-back angle opens. This promotes good posture and helps to prevent the arms from slipping when the user seeks a favorable reclining angle.
Looking for reasons to invest in a reclining wheelchair? See the list below to check which one resonates with your thoughts:
Again, a huge advantage with the recline systems is that there are a number of combinations of options whereby one can customize his comfort for specific body parts (upper and lower limbs) along with the back.
To maximize comfort and to re-position user’s legs Recliner Wheelchairs come with an add-on feature of Elevating Legrests (ELRs). The “ELRs” are optional on some models and standard on others. You need to select the type of ELR that suits best to your seating and position needs.
Recliners also come with options to comfort your arms as well. The arm rests of the Recliner Wheelchairs may:
When you are going up a wheelchair ramp, you would want it to happen with the least amount of resistance. Also you will prefer to make your loved ones comfortable, especially if they will have to help you with day-to-day activities. To ensure that your comfort is at its best while your mobility is maximized, there are Recline Wheelchair models with specific features called Ergonomic Recline systems. Such systems provide the perfect fit for you taking into account the factors like your medical needs, daily usage, comfort, the environment in which you will be using your wheelchair – for indoors or outdoors expeditions. A very popular choice is the MVP502 16″ seat Lightweight Ergonomic Reclining 1633.