How Tilt-in-Space chairs provide pressure relief
Incorrect seating arrangements for your patients can lead to a number of additional health concerns, including pressure ulcers and an increased risk of injury from falling. For patients with reduced mobility, an option for reducing this risk is to use a tilt-in-space chair.
What is a tilt-in-space riser recliner chair?
While there are numerous benefits to a chair with a reclining backrest, a chair in which only the backrest reclines can cause a patient with reduced mobility to slide down the seat of their chair. A tilt-in-space chair, on the other hand, maintains the patient’s posture while reclining. The whole backrest unit tilts backward, providing a lower seat and ensuring the patient is unable to slide forward in their seat. When the patient is ready to stand, the seat then tilts forward, lowering the patient in their seat while raising them safely to a standing position.
What are the benefits of a tilt-in-space chair?
One of the key benefits of a tilt-in-space chair is that it allows for greater pressure relief by allowing the patient to adjust their seating position at intervals without the risk of falling or sliding from the chair. This also allows for greater blood flow by reducing pressure around the legs.
Additionally, with improved support for the head and back, the patient is able to maintain a correct posture with minimal effort. This enables them to reserve their energy for other activities such as eating and leisure activities.
At Rise & Recline Healthcare, we offer a number of tilt-in-space options across our range of riser recliner chairs. To see the full range, download our brochure or input your patient’s details in our chair builder to discover the right chair for your patient.