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1.3. Tips for Choosing the Right Wheelchair

The SCI Forum video "Tips for Choosing the Right Wheelchair" has been posted on the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System website.


For people with spinal cord injuries (SCI), having the right wheelchair is critically important for independence and health. How do you make the right decisions about this expensive, vital piece of equipment? Our speaker, Jennifer Hastings, PhD, PT, NCS is a nationally respected provider, researcher and educator in wheelchair seating for people with SCI. She discusses the principles of seating for maintaining optimal health after spinal cord injury, the relationship between seating and skin health, and how and when pressure mapping may be useful. She also provides resources for finding a wheelchair seating expert.

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