18. Seating Prescription – Critical Angles for Sitting
There are specific critical angles that we need to be able to achieve a typical seated posture: 90° hip flexion and 90° knee flexion. If an individual is unable to achieve these ranges of movement then their specialist seating prescription will need to accommodate this. This video reiterates the importance of ensuring the chair is set-up for the individual based on their posture and range of movement, and introduces seating options that can manage any challenges.
Watch the video Objective Assessment – Critical Angles for Sitting, which also discusses the importance of ensuring the chair is set-up for the individual and demonstrates how best to assess for these critical angles for sitting.
You can also read about our tailored seating solutions service if a more bespoke seating system is indicated.
Disclaimer: Ensure the assessment and prescription is completed by an experienced and qualified professional who has the competence and confidence required. Or contact us to book a free no-obligation assessment with our own seating assessors.