Posts Tagged: Wheelchair

An illustration of a man with a stroke, pushing his wheelchair with one hand.

Wheelchair considerations: Stroke

All clients should be provided with a safe and durable wheelchair that provides proper fit and postural support and suits their local environment [1]. This online factsheet highlights four key considerations for people who have had a stroke. Pressure risk Some people who have had a stroke have impaired sensation and are at high risk of… Read more »

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Wheelchair considerations: Amputees

All clients should be provided with a safe and durable wheelchair that provides proper fit and postural support and suits their local environment [i]. This online factsheet highlights four key considerations when providing wheelchairs for people who have had a single or double lower limb amputation. Pressure risk A large number of amputations are due to… Read more »

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Wheelchairs & seating

Motivation Australia uses a range of appropriate adult’s wheelchairs, children’s wheelchairs and seating products in our programmes. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) an appropriate wheelchair is one that: “meets the user’s needs and environmental conditions; provides proper fit and postural support; is safe and durable; is available in the country; and can be obtained… Read more »

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