Understanding the Benefits of Hi-Low Seating
Hi-Low Seating Systems provide positioning for various activities throughout the day, all in one seat! The ability to adjust the seat height to the floor allows for multiple activities within one chair. Less transfers in and out of equipment means more activity time for the user, less strain on the body of the care givers.
- Fewer Transfers - Save time with fewer transfers with HI-Low seating systems. No need to move in and out of different pieces of equipement at home or school to accomplishdifferent tasks throughout the day.
- Height-Adjustable - Use down at the flooor for games at home or circle time at school. Witha quick Adjustment with the child still in the chair, the Hi-Low seating syste, can be used up at a table for meals and homework.
- Increased Independence - Set the height of the Hi-Low seating system to allow for standing transfers. This weight-bearing activity has many physiological benefits as well as psychological ones.
Many of the Hi-Low Seating Systems offered feature Tilt-in-Space and or Recline. These two adjustments allow the caregiver to provide temporary pressure relief within the chair. It also allows for different positioning options of the user for various activities: eating, homework, relaxing, etc.
With the ability to adjust the height to allow for weight-bearing on the legs increases independence of the user and can also decrease the number of caregivers needed for transferring. Stand-Pivot transfers allows the user to be as independent as possible, giving them a sense of accomplishment. Weight-bearing on the legs also helps with blood circulation, increases bone density, and provides and active stretch to the leg musles.
Be sure to check out the Special Tomato Hi-Low MPS to see all that it has to offer...Special Tomato Soft-Touch Cushions on a Hi-Low Base!
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