The Position Pro Insert is an adaptive positioning device that improves wheelchair positioning and reduces pressure for people who propel their wheelchair with their feet. Position Pro products can be used with standard wheelchair cushions to improve patient positioning and reduce pressure.
The Position Pro products are Advanced Positioning Orthotic Devices (APODs) – highly structured devices that intelligently “taking the sling out of the sling seats” of standard manual wheelchairs. The Position Pro APODs provide an improved platform for patient positioning and enhance sitting support and stability, while reducing forward migration and sacral sitting.
The Position Pro APODs are designed to maintain a low seat-to-floor height for the wheelchair, so they are ideal for people who propel their wheelchair with their feet.
Improved wheelchair positioning promotes a uniform distribution of weight and reduces concentrations of pressure. The Position Pro products have been shown to reduce pressure by 25% – 40% and work with any standard wheelchair cushion.
Position Pro Insert
The Position Pro Insert is a specialized rigid insert that improves wheelchair positioning, support, and stability. The Position Pro Insert combines a pre-ischeal bar with a large pelvic cut-out to encourage hip flexion, neutral pelvic positioning, and a high level of seating stability, while reducing pressure on areas of bony prominence. The Position Pro Insert sits directly in the sling seat, so it maintains a low seat-to-floor height to support people who self-propel with their feet.
Benefits of Position Pro Insert:
- Reduce pressure on ITs and coccyx by 25 – 40%
- Discourage sacral sitting & sliding
- Provide added sitting stability
- Promote hip flexion & proper pelvic positioning
- Increase comfort and sitting tolerance
- Low seat-to-floor distance is ideal for residents who self-propel their wheelchairs
Proper Positioning and Pressure Reduction:
The Position Pro Insert APOD provide significant pressure reduction through the promotion of symmetric hip positioning and neutral pelvic positioning, which distributes weight more uniformly and reduces concentration of pressure. Position Pro APODs typically reduce maximum and average pressure by 25 – 40% when used with standard wheelchair cushions that do not have a solid bottom.
|Cushion A:||Cushion A with Position Pro:|
|Max Pressure: 51.12 mm Hg||Max Pressure: 32.60 mm Hg
Pressure Reduction: 36%
|Cushion B:||Cushion B with Position Pro:|
|Max Pressure: 63.90 mm Hg||Max Pressure: 33.08 mm Hg
Pressure Reduction: 48%
|Position Pro Product Specifications:|
|Wheelchair widths supported:||16”, 18”, 20”, 22”|
|Position Pro Material:||ABS|
|Product Warranty:||Five (5) years|
|Made in the USA|
Thank you for choosing The PostureWorks Position Pro Advanced Positioning Orthotic Device (APOD). Please familiarize yourself with the proper use and care of your new PostureWorks device. If you have questions, or need further assistance, please contact us toll free at 1-866-860-5200; a representative will personally assist you.
WARNING: This device is intended for wheelchair positioning and pressure management only. All PostureWorks products should be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider; these products are not a substitution for proper patient supervision and care.
WARNING: The Position Pro Insert and Position Pro Low Rider are designed FOR USE WITH A SLING SEAT WHEELCHAIR ONLY. The Position Pro must be ordered to match the width and depth of the respective sling seat wheelchair upon which it will be used. The USER’S FEET MUST BE PROPERLY POSITIONED AND SUPPORTED to evenly distribute weight over the back, buttocks, thighs, and feet. The Position Pro should always be fitted and monitored by a qualified healthcare professional.
WARNING: Installation of an orthotic wheelchair cushion may affect the center of gravity of the wheelchair and cause the chair to tip backwards, resulting in injury for the occupant. Always EVALUATE THE REQUIREMENT FOR WHEELCHAIR ANTI-TIPPERS or other adaptive devices to ensure proper wheelchair stability.
WARNING: The Position Pro is made with temperature sensitive foam. A temporary hardening of the foam may occur when the product is exposed to low temperatures. ALLOW THIS DEVICE TO ACCLIMATE TO ROOM TEMPERATURE BEFORE USING; touch the device to test for softness of foam prior to using.
INSTALLATION: POSITION PRO INSERT – The Position Pro Insert APOD must be ordered to fit the specific width and depth of the sling seat wheelchair upon which it will rest. Place the Position Pro Insert directly on top of the existing sling seat so that both of the lateral sides of the device rest directly upon the sling seat, and in between seat rails of the sling seat wheelchair (NOTE: the Position Pro Insert will be ~ 2.5” narrower than the seat of the wheelchair).
If your PostureWorks device does not fit securely in the wheelchair, you may need a custom size device. To order a custom size device, please call The PostureWorks toll free at 1-866-860-5200.
WARRANTY: The Position Pro Insert and Position Pro Low Rider are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from purchase under normal use.
Should a defect occur, The PostureWorks will, at its sole option, repair or replace the device without charge. This warranty does not apply to punctures, tears, or burns.
Except for express warranties made herein, all other warranties, including implied warranties or merchantability and warranties of fitness for a particular purpose are excluded.
There are not warranties which extend beyond the face hereof. Remedies for breach of express warranties herein are limited to repair or replacement of the goods. In no event shall damages for breach of any warranty include any consequential damages or exceed the cost of the non-conforming goods sold.