The seat width and depth can be modified on these powered wheelchairs to meet the needs of children as they change and grow. Other adjustable features may include the backrest and seat heights.
The size adjustment is usually through pre-drilled holes in the wheelchair frame, fitting an extension kit, or a replacement cross brace under the seat. In some models the seat depth is adjusted by moving the backrest in increments.
The wheelchairs listed here may be able to be provided by the NHS wheelchair service, depending on their eligibility criteria.
When considering a wheelchair, an assessment with an occupational therapist or physiotherapist is very important. There will be individual factors that determine which wheelchair best suits your child's needs, and it is vital that your child's posture and position in the wheelchair is professionally assessed. Furthermore, there are many things that need to be considered in relation to when your child is ready to drive a powered wheelchair.View references and sources of further information ›
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