The seating needs of a client with a disability can be complex. The human body is designed to move. Movement assists the brain to develop through neuroplasticity growth and provides sensory input. Wherever possible, sitting should be an active and dynamic experience1.
Choosing the type of mobility base for your wheelchair or seating system is another piece of the seating system puzzle. Mobility bases provide a means to getting to where you want to be. The type you choose can help achieve function and independence.
CHANGING LIVES FOR THE BETTER.
We have just opened a new 557m² facility in Melbourne to ensure that children with special needs and their families, or carers, are provided with the help and support they need. Our new facility gives us the opportunity to expand our service throughout Victoria and we will continue to work closely with clients, Occupational Therapists & Physiotherapists, to make sure individual needs are met. We also have plans to expand our offering of high quality special needs equipment at the new Ravenhall facility.
KNOWING WHAT TO LOOK FOR WITH WHEELCHAIR SEAT SELECTION
Wheelchair seating can be a complex and detailed process due to many interrelated components. Achieving a good posture is one of the goals of seating because it’s important to the client’s long-term health status.
CHOOSING A BACKREST SUPPORT – ARE THEY ALL THE SAME?
The wheelchair seating system is integral to efficient, safe and comfortable mobility. There are so many elements to consider - from the mobility base frame, to the seat cushion, to the backrest support – all of which should match the individual’s physical needs and functional requirements.