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K0005 Configuration: Foot support-to-seat length and Front frame angle

This is the 7th blog in our manual wheelchair guide series.See the1st blog,2nd blog,3rd blog, 4th blog,5th blog, and 6th blog. Check out theManual Wheelchair Guideto learn more.

We're continuing our conversation about configuring a K0005 wheelchair to an individual. So far we've looked at seat-to-floor height, seat slope, and ergo seat. Today we're looking at foot support-to-seat length and front frame angle.

Foot Support-to-Seat Length
The foot support-to-seat length is also known as leg rest length. It is important to provide lower extremity support, ensuring optimal femoral contact at the seat surface and clearance of obstacles at the footplates.

Permobil and the VA: Service and Commitment

This blog is part of our Permobil + LUCI series
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Permobil’s exclusive partnership with LUCI within Veteran Affairs rehabilitation clinics
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as well as Permobil’s ongoing commitment to the VA.
See part 1 and part 2.

We continue our conversation withthoseinthe Permobil familywho have aunique relationship with the VA. Today we have AmberlySchmuecker and ThomasHalka. Both clinicians by backgroundwho prior to joining Permobil worked within the VA system.

Choosing a Back Support: Shape of the Shell

Looking for more information on seating and positioning?Check out our digital, rehab-focused Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Guidehere.

There are three areas to consider when choosing a back support: shape of the shell, medium, and adjustability. Today we are looking at the shape of the shell and the benefits and considerations of each style.

Shape of the Shell
Back support shells can vary in their geometry:

Lateral Contoured Shell
Posterior Open Shell
Posterior Planar Shell

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