3 Reasons to Provide Movement at the Knee

Dynamic seating at the kneeMichelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

Wheelchair footrest hangers are generally static. If the client is able to extend at the knees, the feet move forward off the footplates. This is fine for clients who can easily move their foot back onto the footplate. If the client’s feet tend to leave the footplates and the client cannot return to this starting position, we often add in foot straps and/or shoeholders to maintain this position.

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