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    Ergo seating!

    Ive had a few people PT me and ask what the hell ''Ergo seating'' is,so heres a few links..

    Top End T6..http://www.invacare.com/product_file....ergo_400_.jpg

    Explanation..http://www.invacare.com/product_file...rgo%20Seat.doc

    RGK..http://www.rgklife.com/products/ergo.php

    Diagram..http://www.rgklife.com/products/ergo.php?id=1

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    Thanks Shaun - that .doc is exactly what I needed to see. I'm tired of ignorant doctors and therapists not understanding this nor my explanation of the problem w/ seating in my chairs... I have the exact problem with my back described below & it's the source of chronic pain. To them, as long as the measurements are correct, it's all good. Grr..

    What are the benefits of the Ergo Seat over Conventional “dump” or “squeeze” positioning?

    #1 Posture
    With traditional squeeze positioning, as the knees are raised higher than the hips, the pelvis has a tendency to move into posterior pelvic tilt. When the pelvis is in posterior tilt, the natural curves of the spine are lost. The lumbar curvature flattens and the thoracic spine follows by forward flexing into a Kyphosis.

    With the Ergo Seat, the client has a 6” level seating area for the pelvis. This enables the client to maintain a more neutral pelvic position. By maintaining neutral pelvic positioning and not rolling into posterior pelvis tilt, the spine maintains its proper alignment.

    etc etc

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    Thanks Shaun, that may be why i lean forward in this chair.It screws up my balance after a few good pushes.
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    Has anyone ever seen something like this for a powerchair?

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    Looks good to me. Gonna keep this in mind when I go to bending some tubing here in the not to distant future. BTW, I now have a Stimulite Contour cushion that I recently got on ebay. I use it on my handcycle seat, to help with a few problems my roho allowed. It is pretty flexible, I think it would work just fine in this type seatpan.

    Hey Van, I know you are a higher level than me, I finally lowered my back to get less pain AND better posture after 10 yrs in the same highback chair. It helped a lot. I still have some adjustments to make for better stability and support, but it's much better than before.
    You might think about getting a couple of pieces of Al tubing and bending them to fit the shape of your back. Then put your seatback cover on them and attach it to your chair. That way you have the curvature and higher support you need.
    The wc industry hasn't, until recently, began to look at anatomically correct design.

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    The ergo seating is awesome!! I jusat got my new top end crossfire with it been pushin in it for 3 weeks man what a difference!!1
    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnGimp
    Looks good to me. Gonna keep this in mind when I go to bending some tubing here in the not to distant future. BTW, I now have a Stimulite Contour cushion that I recently got on ebay. I use it on my handcycle seat, to help with a few problems my roho allowed. It is pretty flexible, I think it would work just fine in this type seatpan.

    Hey Van, I know you are a higher level than me, I finally lowered my back to get less pain AND better posture after 10 yrs in the same highback chair. It helped a lot. I still have some adjustments to make for better stability and support, but it's much better than before.
    You might think about getting a couple of pieces of Al tubing and bending them to fit the shape of your back. Then put your seatback cover on them and attach it to your chair. That way you have the curvature and higher support you need.
    The wc industry hasn't, until recently, began to look at anatomically correct design.
    Thanks Capn, I have a few friends that are Al wizards.Maybe they can fix it.After 9 1/2yrs the powerchair has spoiled me.So with a baby coming it will be less work for her if i could lug m own butt.
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    I cant really tell from that pic V,but that chair doesnt seem to have any dump at all..

    MotoRacer598,did notice a big difference in your propulsion?

    Ive never seen or heard of one Davey,but i cant see why they couldnt do it.Its just custom seating.
    Last edited by Shaun; 08-25-2006 at 06:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun
    I cant really tell from that pic V,but that chair doesnt seem to have any dump at all..

    MotoRacer598,did notice a big difference in your propulsion?
    Shaun it doesn't have any dump.My upper body leans forward after the first push.When i try to sit upright my balance is screwed.
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    Van Damn-

    It's REALLY easy to put dump on that chair...see all the holes above and below the axle brackets? You can move the axle brackets up and down to increase and decrease your dump...it's 4 bolts on each side....
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