Redman’s Reclining Wheelchair Benefits
Unlike the limitations of other models, the Redman Chief 107-ZRX reclining wheelchair allows you to recline at multiple angles, ensuring you can always find a comfortable position. Overcome limited mobility and help in assisting your caretakers with a variety of mechanical positioning options.
The Redman Chief 107-RX reclining wheelchair enables the user to lift and lower your torso and legs separately. This ability allows for even more flexibility in positioning. Whichever position you feel comfortable in, the Redman Power Chair can ease you into it with comfort and safety.
Benefits Beyond Comfort with a reclining wheelchair
Redistributing weight from under the person’s bottom to the back support helps to reduce pressure and increase comfort, but a reclining wheelchair does more than just that. The problem with reclining is that pressure gets transferred to the sacrum, the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine. This pressure, referred to as shear force, causes discomfort and breaks down the skin fairly quickly. Studies show that tilting the wheelchair by 20 degrees helps to significantly reduce shear force. Further, a tilt of 25 degrees eliminates shear. With the Chief 107-RX, you can recline to a full 90 degrees, meaning shear force doesn’t stand a chance!
Tilting enhances the patient’s feeling of security as the possibility of falling forward from the sitting position often makes him/her very apprehensive. Additionally, tilt ensures stability, especially when going down a slope.
The anterior annulus of a slumping patient (whose spine is flexed) experiences 50 percent more pressure than when the spine is in its natural position. This can cause back pain. This can be avoided if a reclining chair is used.
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With many options out there in reclining wheelchair manufacturers, you will need to understand and decide how a reclining wheelchair works to best suit your medical needs. One specific type of wheelchair that is recommended for patients is the reclinable wheelchair. This type of wheelchair allows you to move the backrest through a wider angle of options into a position that is comfortable for the user.
In addition, reclining wheelchairs may also be the best solution if you suffer from medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart malfunction, hip contracture, and more. Through the rage of motion, it’s not uncommon for medical patients to experience improvements in the aforementioned medical conditions above as a reclining wheelchair helps to increase the total range of motion that otherwise may not be possible.
More Ways That A Redman Can Help Mobility
Reclining wheelchairs can help individuals suffering from specific conditions in many ways.
Pressure Sores – With the built-in reclining feature of a Redman Power Chair the user’s body weight will be more evenly distributed across the chair to prevent and avoid pressure sores. Pressure sores are most common when an individual has become immobile and sits or lays down all day.
Hypotension and Hypertension – The Redman Power Chair helps aid with these two diagnoses by allowing users to adjust their leg and body position. Conventionally, sitting wheelchairs can lead to bouts of hypotension as an individual is immobile for long periods and will experience a decrease in arterial pressure. With a Redman, it is easy to adjust for this through the use of controls featured on the chair its self.
Easier Transfers – Transferring a loved one from a conventional wheelchair to a bed may be strenuous or impossible. With the Redman reclining wheelchair, you can recline the users’ chair so that it is parallel with the bed, making transfers to and from much easier.
Comfort in Mind – Sitting for extended periods of time in a chair that doesn’t prioritize comfort can lead to a loss of overall loss in quality of living. Redman Power Chair accommodates its users by accounting for this and only uses the best materials for your all-day comfort.
Reclining wheelchairs can help individuals suffering from specific conditions in many ways. With the ability to recline at progressive angles, our chairs help decrease energy exerted by individuals who suffer from ongoing medical conditions. In addition to helping with ongoing conditions, reclining wheelchairs offer more flexibility for care providers and family members when it is necessary.
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