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What You Should Know When Purchase a Sports Wheelchair ?

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Sports wheelchairs are a very important necessity for disabled athletes. Therefore, there are many factors to consider when choosing a suitable sports wheelchair. Next, let's take a look at the relevant purchase considerations.

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   Here is the content list:

  •    Choice of seat size.

  •    Choice of the seat cushion and seat back.

   Choice of seat size.

   The width of the manual sports wheelchair seat is measured by the distance between the two hips or between the two shares when sitting down, plus 5cm, that is, there is a gap of 2.5cm on each side after sitting down. If the seat is too narrow, it will be more difficult to get on and off the wheelchair, and the hip and thigh tissues are also compressed. If the seat is too wide, it is not easy to sit firmly, it is inconvenient to operate the wheelchair, and the limbs are easily fatigued. The length of the seat is measured from the horizontal distance between the rear buttocks and the gastrocnemius muscle of the calf when sitting, and the measurement result is subtracted by 6.5cm. If the seat of the sports wheelchair is too short, the weight will mainly fall on the ischium, which may easily cause excessive pressure on the part. If the seat is too long, it will compress the popliteal fossa, affect the local blood circulation, and easily irritate the skin of this part. For patients with shorter thighs or with hip and knee flexion contractures, a short seat is recommended. For the height of the seat, measure the distance from the heel to the popliteal fossa when sitting, plus 4cm. If the seat is too high, the wheelchair cannot be placed next to the table; if the seat is too low, the seat bones will bear too much weight.

   Choice of the seat cushion and seat back.

   For comfort and to prevent bedsores, a seat cushion should be placed on the chair of the sports wheelchair. Common seat cushions are foam rubber cushions or gel cushions. To prevent the seat from sinking, 0.6cm thick plywood can be placed under the seat cushion. The back height of the sports wheelchair is measured as follows. The high seat back measures the actual height from the sitting surface to the shoulders or back pillow, while the low seat back measures the distance from the sitting surface to the armpit and subtracts 10cm from this result. The higher the seat back of the sports wheelchair, the more stable the sports wheelchair. The lower the back of the chair, the greater the movement of the upper body and upper extremities.

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