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What must be done prior to transferring to a wheelchair
Lock the wheels
Which chair has larger wheels in front then the back?
What are the different types of wheelchairs
standard, heavy duty(bariatric), junior, growing, child/youth, indoor, hemiplegic, amputee, one hand drive, externally powered, sports/recreational, reclining, transport, tilt in space
What type of wheelchair has two hand rims on one side?
one hand drive
What are standard wheelchair measurements?
seat height 19.5 - 20.5"
seat depth 16"
seat width 18"
back height 16 - 16.5"
armrest height above seat, must take seat cushion into consideration
What are wheelchairs used for?
transportation, mobility, support, safety, stabilization
What type of wheelchair has a rear axle that sits 2" further back then a standard chair and why?
Amputee wheelchair, to compensate for loss of weight
What type of chair has a capacity of 250 Lb or greater?
Why is a hemiplegic wheelchair seat 2" lower than a standard chair?
to allow for foot propulsion
Wheelchair Features and Activities