Reclining wheelchairs or tilt-in-space wheelchairs can make life easier for those with certain medical conditions. For those who have trouble sitting for long periods of time or need to frequently change position, reclining wheelchairs are a good option. Some prefer tilt-in-space wheelchairs that take functionality a bit further than reclining wheelchairs do. Reclining wheelchairs have a high back that reclines independently of the rest of the chair, allowing the user to lie back in a more comfortable position. Tilt-in-space wheelchairs can move the seat, back, and leg rests together, allowing the user to move around with more stability. They can be placed in a position allowing the user to sleep in the wheelchair if necessary. Tilt-in-space wheelchairs are perfect for those with specific medical issues, including:
Poor muscular control in the head, neck, or trunk, making it difficult to sit upright for long periods of time.
Those with scoliosis, curvature of the spine, and other conditions that affect the strength and stability of the user’s back.
Pain or pressure when sitting in a wheelchair can be relieved by the possible positions offered by reclining wheelchairs or tilt-in-space wheelchairs.
Those who have frequent seizures, sleep disorders, or fluctuating muscle control might feel safer or more secure in a reclining or tilt-in-space wheelchair.