Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fitting a Grid Wheelchair Back for a Child with Kyphotic Back

Grid wheelchair back with cover removed and squares removed to accommodate laterals.

Fitting a grid wheelchair back is very difficult and should be done by a trained professional.  Don't try this at home.  Do remember, grid wheelchair seat backs are to accommodate spinal issues (kyphosis) they do are not recommended for correction.

Pull back clear plastic to access Sun Foam.

Velcro on plywood.

Side view of sun foam square that was removed from grid back.

Bottom of sun foam grid square has velcro for easy configuration.

Marking the grid squares to allow for proper configuration.

Cutting grid squares to accommodate kyphotic back.

Time to put wheelchair back together.

Wa-la seat back is done.

Side view of seat back.

Finished wheelchair.

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