Kyphosis

- Shape up in Cross 5 and Cross 6

Etac Cross 5 and Cross 6, can be set up for both a taller or a shorter users with different body shapes.

The majority of users will use the standard back support. Using the standard back support, the 3A-back support can be adjusted in height from 32 cm to 45 cm. And with the high back support you can get as high as 51 cm. 

Once the desired back height is adjusted and set, the fine tuning of the strap back can be done, and any accessories to support and shape up the posture can be added.

To accommodate for a kyphosis, the upper Velcro straps shall provide sufficient space, preventing the user from being pushed forward.

Be sure to check the seat to back angle with the pelvic position and tighten the strap in level with PSIS. Adjust the lumbar angle to obtain the best possible balanced head and trunk position.

To add lateral support, use the Plush Wedges (1). Also the small Cell Foam Wedges (2) provide stability. They can be placed below the Plush Wedges (1).

For further lateral stability, use the Side Cushions (3), supported by Straight Side Stops (4). Check the user´s propulsion abilities. Smaller rear wheels can facilitate the arm movements.

 

Example of accessory placement

Example of accessories placed on the back support. Here with the side cushion, along with the straight side stops, on both sides to giv an embracing support.

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