WHEELCHAIRS. MANUAL WHEELCHAIR COMPONENTS FRAME AND AXLE WHEELS AND TIRES HAND RIMS BRAKES AND GRADE AIDS CASTERS/ARMRESTS/LEGRESTS SEAT AND BACK. FRAME AND AXLE. Frame types include: Standard (50+ lbs.) Lightweight and Ultralight (40 lbs / 15-28 lbs)
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Too wide = poor support, can’t reach wheels
Too deep = forces slouch due to popliteal impingement
Too short footrest = knee to nose, high ischial pressure
PELVIC POSITION AND STABILITY FIRST
Legs can point off to one side, pelvis should not
Then look at trunk, then look at head and neck.
low if very ataxic