Lab - Wheelchair Meaurements for Proper Fit

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Wheelchair Meaurements for Proper Fit Seat height/Leg length
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Average adult size – 19.5 – 20.5 inches Measure from the user’s heel to the popliteal fold , and add 2 inches to allow clearance of the foot rest
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Wheelchair Meaurements for Proper Fit Seat Depth
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Average Adult size - 16 inches Measure from the user’s posterior buttock along the lateral thigh, to the popliteal fold ; then subtract approximately 2 inches to avoid pressure from the front edge of the seat against the popliteal space
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Wheelchair Meaurements for Proper Fit Seat Width
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Average Adult size - 18 inches Measure the widest aspect of the user’s buttocks, hips, or thighs and add approximately 2 inches . This will provide space for bulky clothing, orthoses, or clearance of the trochanters from the armrest side panel
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Wheelchair Meaurements for Proper Fit Back Height
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Average Adult size - 16.0 – 16.5 inches Measure from the seat of the chair to the
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Unformatted text preview: floor of the axilla with the user’s shoulder flexed to 90° , then subtract approximately 4 inches . This will allow the final back height to be below the inferior angles of the scapulae. ( Note : This measurement will be affected if a seat cushion is to be used. The person should be measured while seated on the cushion, or the thickness of the cushion must be considered by adding that value to the actual measurement Wheelchair Meaurements for Proper Fit Armrest Height • Average Adult size - 9 inches above the chair seat • Measure from the seat of the chair to the olecranon process with the user’s elbow flexed to 90° and then add approximately 1 inch . ( Note: This measurement will be affected if a seat cushion is to be used. The person should be measured while seated on the cushion, or the thickness of the cushion must be considered by adding that value to the actual measurement...
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