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K0005 Configuration: Seat-to-Floor Height (STFH)

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

As we continue our conversation about the K0005 ultra lightweight wheelchair, our focus turns to configuring a K0005 wheelchair to an individual. Today we're looking at seat-to-floor height (STFH).

Seat-to-floor height (STFH)
The front and rear seat-to-floor height is not always the same in an optimally configured K0005 manual wheelchair.

Contoured Cushion Components

In our last blog focused on seating and positioning, we took a look at cushion geometry. Today we're continuing the conversation about cushion geometry with a focus on the different components of contoured cushions.
The five components are:

Adductors: Tapered or Straight
Medial Abductor
Posterior Pelvic Well
Anti-Thrust
Wedge

Straight Adductors

Can be rear, front, or entire length of cushion
Act as a boundary to assist with LE alignment
Minimize abduction of LEs

Benefits of straight adductors:Provides proprioceptive input and a boundary to the lateral surface of the leg to help with LE alignment

Permobil + LUCI: Mission Driven Innovation

I work with an amazing group of people. When you spend a significant portion of your life dedicated to your career—it isimportant to believe inthe company you work for,what you do,and in the people you do it with.You may be thinking,that’svery true andnice, butwhat does this have to do with LUCI?

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