Seated Impact: Tight Hamstrings Can Cause Significant Challenges for PatientsBy Portoghese, Caroline, OTR/L; Rehab Management, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 36-39
Publication Date: June 2005
Article discusses the dangers of having tight hamstrings for people who use wheelchairs, and discusses how seating systems can be altered in order to evaluate and compensate for hamstring problems. The author contends that accommodation is the main role of the wheelchair and seating system in the treatment and management of tight hamstrings. For example, footrests can be moved back to allow the knees to flex, while the back angle can be reclined so that gravity can facilitate postural alignment. A variety of similar compensatory strategies are outlined and discussed.
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