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After Stroke — Proper Wheelchair Posture

Proper wheelchair posture can lead to greater independence and improved mobility.

  • Sit upright with shoulders back — this helps with improved shoulder mobility and reduced pain
  • Align with the middle of the backrest without leaning to one side — this leads in improved stability and a decrease in falls risk
  • Sit at a 90 degree angle at hips between your trunk and thighs — this is the foundation for good posture, better respiration and better digestion