Spinal Cord Injuries & Positioning
Broda wheelchairs are excellent for providing comfort and mobility for individuals with spinal cord injuries and defects. People with spinal cord disorders may have impaired sensation below the level of injury, which can affect their ability to independently shift their weight. In this case, the person is at an increased risk of developing a pressure injury, also known as a pressure ulcer. Broda positioning wheelchairs with tilt and recline functionality can help caregivers to shift the wheelchair user’s weight periodically, reducing that risk significantly.
Our unique Comfort Tension Seating® system provides a soft, supportive surface that conforms to the user’s body. The immersive technology provides improved weight distribution and decreases pressure on bony prominences. Comfort Tension Seating also provides a level of comfort that stands out from other wheelchair seating systems.
Broda wheelchairs provide excellent support for individuals with spinal cord injuries and defects such as:
- Anterior Cord Syndrome
- Central Cord Syndrome
- Brown Sequard Syndrome
- Spina Bifida
Postural Support for Preventative Care
Postural alignment is achievable with Broda wheelchairs through adjustable tilt and recline technology. Tilt is especially effective at providing pressure relief. Another benefit to tilt is improved elimination, swallowing, and digestion. Combined with other preventative measures, tilt can help patients avoid unpleasant complications. It also helps reduce unnecessary hospitalizations while making activities of daily living more comfortable.
An Excellent Backup Wheelchair for Power Chair Breakdowns
The average power chair user experiences the need for repairs once every six months.1 For that reason, it’s critical to have a backup manual wheelchair with all the positioning features you need on a daily basis. Broda wheelchairs are an excellent solution for this need. In case of a power wheelchair breakdown, it’s best to have a manual wheelchair on-hand, rather than waiting for repairs. Additionally, a manual wheelchair from Broda may be covered by your insurance plan, so be sure to check your coverage.
Reliable & High Quality
Each Broda wheelchair is made with strong, high-quality materials that can handle everyday wear and tear for users with spinal injuries. The frames are constructed with 16-gague, powder-coated tubular steel, built to outlast any other seating solution. Broda also offers an industry-leading 10-year frame warranty and a 2-year warranty on all glider parts. You can be confident that your Broda glider will last for as long as you need it, with minimal repairs.
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- Worobey, L., Oyster, M., Nemunaitis, G., Cooper, R., & Boninger, M. L. (2012). Increases in wheelchair breakdowns, repairs, and adverse consequences for people with traumatic spinal cord injury. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation, 91(6), 463–469. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0b013e31825ab5ec