Postural challenges and seating solutions
In this article we look at what a seating system should provide, and give a guide to specific clinical challenges and seating solutions.
The back of the a seating system is arguably the most important part, but often receives the least attention. Maybe this is because for too long we have used the term “back rest” when, in most cases, it is a “back support” we are actually referring to. Back supports need to accommodate a lot of individual variables. First, we need to understand what these variables are and what the needs of the individual are. Only then can we discuss how back supports can accommodate specific issues. This involves an assessment, and this is often not done.