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Åka ner för en inomhus ramp med rullstol, (svensk text)


User goes down a ramp, filmed by Madeleine Stenius, Rehab Station Stockholm (film)

User goes down a ramp. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation Stockholm
User goes down a ramp. Photo: Madeleine Stenius, Rehabstation Stockholm

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Go down an indoor ramp in a wheelchair

Technique for people with strong arms

Description
The user goes down the ramp on all four wheels. He leans his upper body backwards over the edge of the backrest. He determines the speed by adjusting the friction between his hands and the push rims.

Description of technique according to the book ‘Drivkraft’ [Driving force] by Ake Norsten, see below.

Authors comments
Going down a hill balanced on the rear wheels (see related tip) is easier, safer and more comfortable after mastering this technique.

For a description of more driving techniques, see the book ‘Drivkraft körergononmi, rullstolsteknik & metodik’ [Driving force driving ergonomics, wheelchair techniques and methods] by Åke Norsten (in Swedish).
May be ordered from Spinalis, Rehabstation Stockholm via the Rehabstation website, www.rehabstation.se (last checked July 2017).

Tip is dated from 2011

Categories for this tip
mobility » moving around by wheelchair, Tips and tricks from people with Motor incomplete paraplegia ( Th2-S1, ASIA C, D).

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Technique for people with strong arms
Tip is dated from 2011.

One comment:

  1. These ramps look like all the ramps in my area, steep, narrow turns, loose borads, 1 to 4 inch drops at the bottom, bottom exits into dirt, carpet scraps stapled on, no room to open the door. But if it weren't for these ramps, we'd have no ramps at all.
    #3318# comment 2012-05-02

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