Correct seating promotes greater participation in everyday activities for children living with special needs. When supported correctly, a child living with special needs is more free to move about and interact with peers. However, some children might not have the capacity to position themselves and rely on caregivers to position them optimally. In such situations, it is important that seating systems are adjustable and adaptable to the conditions of the child, such as those with tilt-in-space and recline functions.

Our comfortable R82 seating systems give the greatest possible support and mobility.

A good seat position must:

  • Promote correct posture
  • Prevent pressure points
  • Be comfortable
  • Be supportive

A well-fitted seating position gives:

  • Stability
  • Comfort
  • Adequate and essential support
  • Freedom of movement
  • Enables user to interact with peers

It also is important to maintain the best possible seating position in order to:

  • Maintain bodily functions such as digesting and respiration
  • Minimize fatigue
  • Promote functional activity
  • Maximize independence, communication and activity

Three core elements:

  • Stable base | Proper support of the pelvis, thighs and feet forms the foundation for stability.
  • Balance | The placement of the trunk, shoulders and the head are crucial to balance.
  • Movement | the free movement of the head, arms and hands give the possibility of increased movement and improved function.

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