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Adjustment possibilities

& functions of pediatric wheelchairs

After you have noted the most important dimensions for the child, it is time for the next step. It is necessary to determine which special adjustment possibilities and functions are required to completely meet the needs of the child. Pediatric wheelchairs offer the following customization options:

Supine position

For children who want to sleep or, because of their diagnosis, must be transported lying down

Turnable seat (face-to-face)
The child can look forwards in the direction of travel or directly look at his or her parents; this is a good idea for spastic or anxious children
Back angle adjustment
A rest position can be set; sitting with an open hip angle is also possible if this is therapeutically necessary
Seat tilting
Tilt adjustment to relieve the child’s spine and circulation; a semi-supine position
Grows with your child
For long periods of care and growth spurts, the back height, seat width, seat depth and lower leg length are adjustable
Height-adjustable footrest
The correct lower leg length can be set for a stable seating position
Knee angle adjustment
For elevation of the legs and to set a supine position
Various model sizes
Optimal care and familiar handling by simply changing to the next size

„Make sure that the pediatric wheelchair is unable to tip over and is stable even in the supine position. Otherwise, there is a risk that your child tips backwards together with the pediatric wheelchair while he or she is lying down! There are pediatric wheelchair that have a special safety mechanism on the seat that shifts the center of gravity when the child is lying down. Then there is no longer a risk of tipping.“