Positioning in a Wheelchair: A Guide for Professional Caregivers of the Disabled Adult

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SLACK, Jan 1, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
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This manual helps the therapist to identify a positioning problem and perform a thorough assessment of the client to determine the cause of the problem. It also enables the therapist to assess available appliances and techniques to determine the most effective solution. It is intended to assist with clients who have mild to moderate positioning problems. A listing of manufacturers and distributors of existing and new equipment is included.

This second edition assures optimal quality of life for the disabled adult by meeting the following objectives:

  • Maximization of participation and independence in performing activities of daily living.
  • Promoting the ability to interact with the environment.
  • Prevention of pressure sores and alleviation of pain.
  • Prevention of deformities.
  • Provision of comfort.
  • Facilitation of transfers and mobility.
  • Assurance of safety.

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