People with physical disabilities are often limited in their movement, and depending on the disability, can spend much of their time sitting down. Therefore, for optimum comfort and health it’s vital to have the correct seating and positioning equipment.
Addressing the seating and positioning needs of an individual can be a difficult task, however thanks to clever engineering there are now a wide variety of solutions on the market, which cater for the most complex requirements.
Recent years have seen the rise in dynamic seating, which can be adapted to new circumstances and environments, and accommodate the movements of the user. Active seating, which safely puts the user in control and can encourage better posture and strengthen muscles, has also become increasingly popular. This particular seating also has been found to have cognitive benefits, improving focus and alertness.
Stationary seating options, such as riser recliner chairs offer support to those with light to moderate sit-to-stand needs, helping to safely lift people up and out of their chair, holding up to 150kg in weight.
Additional positioning equipment can provide extra support for eating, transportation and exercise – from detachable trays, tables and footstools to seatbelt guards and positioning pillows.