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La seduta in carrozzina - Sitting in a Wheelchair

From the Biomechanics of Posture to the Mechanics of the Equipment

Alberto Lissoni
La seduta in carrozzina - Sitting in a Wheelchair
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The life of a disabled person entails many hours sitting in a wheelchair. If one is to successfully accept this condition, it is essential that he or she can remain seated for as long and as comfortably as possible, do the things one wants to do, move without impediments, feel less tired in the afternoon, and have less pain in one’s back, shoulders, neck, etc. In this theoretical-practical manual, the Author - a physiatrist with ‘a screwdriver in hand’ who has always strived to seek out practical solutions - summarises his years of experience and teaching on this subject, providing thorough explanations for the various issues in the search for possible answers for people in wheelchairs. The text clearly and comprehensively explains the biomechanical aspects of a “normal” seated position, in light of pathological conditions, and of the mechanics of wheelchairs and their functional units and components, which are affected by problems relating to mobility and means of propulsion. The volume contains schematic iconography of great practical use for clarifying the various topics it addresses, as well as two evaluation cards to guide you in the selection of the most appropriate wheelchair for a particular patien

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Volume 19,5 x 26,5 cm
Pages 176
Richly illustrated in colour

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