Path Finding Right Wheelchair
Consider the following
What is the disability or illness Where will your wheelchair be used How will the wheelchair be used

Once you have had time to think about which LEVO Standing Wheelchair would be best for your particular disability or illness, think about where you would be using the wheelchair most and how you plan to apply the use of  your new LEVO Standing Wheelchair.

Think about your particular situation and where you might be a few years from now. For example, if you are paraplegic and still have good upper body strength, you want to maintain that upper body muscle tone and fitness; so one of the LEVO manual standing chairs or manual with electric stand might be your best choice. That might be fine for short to medium trips, but if you would like to go to the zoo or a mall for the day without assistance, you may prefer a more powered solution. Having the choice of both options would be ideal, but if you’re limited to only one primary wheelchair, think carefully about how it would be used most of the time. Also, if you almost always have caregivers helping you, that’s great, but if you are independent most of the time think about the wear and tear on your body over time. Exercise is good, but too much could result in additional injury.  If your disability or illness is expected to progress, you might lean towards a more powered wheelchair .

The right specifications

Measurement of body size for the right choice of frame is critically important for a correct standing position in stand-up wheelchairs.

Establishing body measurements with the assessment form
Most important are total height, upper leg length, lower leg length and seat width. These body measurements are established according to the diagram on the assessment / order form filled out by a qualified specialist. Make a note of the user's weight, in case spring adjustment proves necessary.

Adjusting the specifications
The size and configuration of the chair is determined by referencing the individual measurements supplied on the assessment form chart. For the initial assessment: The individual is seated in the LEVO and secured properly. The height of the footrest is adjusted so that the upper leg is roughly horizontal, and the knee support rests about two finger widths below the knee cap. The detachable table tray may serve as an additional support.

Fine tuning
If necessary, a seat cushion or anti-decubitus cushion should be used. The seated or standing position can be made more comfortable by using a higher or lower cushion, or a wedge cushion. The armrests, chest strap, back rest and seat upholstery are adjustable. Back rest extensions, push handles, anti-tip rollers, tip support and other accessories may also prove useful. Further adjustments must be considered according to individual need.

For assessment a qualified specialist should be contacted.

As always, our staff is here to help you with this very important decision;

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