Asymmetry

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Asymmetry in the back/spine, pelvis and/or thighs have a big impact on the positioning and may also affect respiration, digestion, ability to swallow, ability to communicate and sitting tolerance. Working with individuals who have asymmetry takes time to set up the wheelchair correctly to best suit their individual needs. The Prio 3A gives ultimate possibilities to support individuals and help them be as independent as possible.

Back Support: The 3D back cushion (1) contours well to the users back and the tension adjustable back straps stabilise and support the trunk. If the pelvis and/or spine is rotated, it can be difficult to get consistent back contact. Test to place Cell Foam Wedges (2) under the back cover to improve the contact area. Thereafter adjust the Dynamic Pelvic Support (3).

Trunk Supports (4) can be necessary. They should be positioned higher on the side the person is leaning to and counteract further down on the opposite side.
Multi-Adjustable Head Support (5): It can be finetuned in all directions to meet the user´s head.

Abductor (6): With strong thigh adduction an Abductor positioned between the user´s knees is a possible solution. Additional wedges (7) placed under the cushion cover can further guide the thighs. Be careful not to force the legs into a position. Prioritize comfort and sitting tolerance. Please note that an Abductor is not meant to be placed between the thighs to prevent forward sliding.

Tilt and Recline Positions: With a complex spine asymmetry, it is common to prefer a side position when resting. This to avoid discomfort due to pressure points towards the back. Therefore, the resting position should probably not be adjusted with maximum tilt and recline. Use Gas Piston Clips (8) to define the resting position.

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