Wheelchair Configuration and Postural Alignment in Persons with Spinal Cord InjuryBy Hastings, Jennifer D.; Fanucchi, Elaine Rogers; Burns, Stephen P.; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 84, No. 4, pp. 528-534
Publication Date: April 2003
Study to determine if postural alignment and shoulder flexion range differ for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) seated in wheelchairs with standard configurations versus wheelchairs with posterior seat inclination and a low backrest set perpendicular to the floor. Fourteen participants sat in three manual wheelchairs: (1) a standard setup E&J Premier, (2) standard setup Quickie Breezy, and (3) a test configuration Quickie TNT. Shoulder and neck alignment and pelvic tilt were determined from sagittal plane digital photographs at rest and with maximal vertical reach. The authors concluded that the alternate configuration produced more vertical postural alignment and greater reach ability versus the standard factory setup wheelchairs.
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This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J45679