Sclerosis is a pathological condition in which body tissue or organs become harder. It is considered an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissue.
In the case of multiple sclerosis (MS) the malfunction destroys the insulating material around the nerve cells. This affects the central nervous system and especially the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease affecting motor neurons of the spinal cord which will lead to mainly progressive weakness and atrophy of muscles.
EVALUATE AND SET GOALS
Using the Netti Method, you will be able to assess the demands of the user for the wheelchair configuration to create optimal activity of daily living (ADL).Read more about the Netti Method
HOW TO SECURE A GOOD SEATING SOLUTION
- During the progressive disease process, the wheelchair needs to be adjusted to the user repeatedly/frequently, so only a wheelchair model with a flexible modular system should be chosen.
- A wheelchair, allowing the user a high degree of independency is preferable, e.g. the Netti III EL model offers the user the possibility to adjust themselves in the chair.
- An ad-on drive for the wheelchair can contribute to the quality of life for the user.
- A stable back and seat unit with comfort upholsteries is of high importance to offer the best support and comfort for the user. Better core stability makes it possible to use the peripheral parts, like the extremities, more controlled.
- The possibility to add a universal device rack for e.g. oxygen bottles, will give the user the possibility to stay mobile.