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Broda’s chairs and wheelchairs go beyond corrective positioning to provide improved independence and quality of life. With the industry’s leading combination of tilt and reline, Broda’s products are the unrivaled solution for your next clinical application.

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Seat Tilt

Synthesis Tilt Recliner side

WHY

Keeps an individual’s hips at a fixed angle. USE SEAT TILT TO:

• Provide a change in position for those who cannot independently shift their weight

• Redistribute pressure away from the critical areas under the pelvis

• Lower individual’s center of gravity enhancing safety and stability

• Facilitate positioning for comfort, pain management, and pain relief

• Adjust seat angle to match the angle of lift and transfer equipment

• Accommodate No-Fall programs

TIP: Tilt-in-Space seating systems provide supportive positioning decreasing the use of restraints.

HOW

1. Squeeze tilt handle on the back of a chair (tan label) with the left hand while pushing down on push bar with the right hand.

2. Release handle when the tilt is in the desired position.


Back Recline

Why

Opens angle of individual’s hips(certain models only). USE BACK RECLINE TO:

• Accommodate hip flexion limitations

• Aid in the completion of activities of daily living

• Decrease postural deviations such as head drop, lateral lean and slumping

• Provide supportive positioning allowing individuals to rest safely in the chair

• Redistribute pressure across multiple points enhancing
patient comfort

• Aid in treating conditions such as orthostatic hypotension and edema

How

1. Tilt first before reclining to help reduce sliding.

2. Squeeze recline handle on the back of a chair (blue label) with the right hand while pushing down on push bar with the left hand.

3. Release handle when recline is in the desired position.

TIP: Use back recline function in conjunction with seat tilt as needed for optimal repositioning options for pressure reduction, comfort
and safety.


HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE ARMS

(Certain models only).

Why

USE ARM HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT TO:

• Aid in treating conditions such as shoulder subluxation and edema

• Accommodate positioning of casts, slings, braces and other devices

• Improve postural stability with enhanced support of upper extremities

• Decrease postural deviations such as lateral lean and slumping

TIP: To determine proper armrest height, check the individual’s shoulders, elbows, and overall posture.

How

1. Lift flap on outside of armrest to reveal arm height adjustment pins.

2. Squeeze pins together while raising or lowering armrest height. Do not place fingers underneath armrest while adjusting as this can cause pinching.

3. Release pins once desired armrest height is achieved. Ensure armrest clicks
into place.


LENGTH ADJUSTABLE ELEVATING LEGREST / FOOTREST

Why

USE LENGTH ADJUSTABLE LEGREST/FOOTREST TO:

• Aid in preventing slumping, sliding and falls

• Accommodate individuals with flaccid lower extremities

• Prevent injury to the lower extremities with a solid support surface

• Aid for treating/preventing conditions such as edema and foot drop

• Improve overall posture and comfort with additional support of lower extremities

TIP: Use infinite adjustability of legrest for frequent repositioning of the legs. Legrest elevates independently as well as with changes to back recline.

How

1. Hold legrest with the left hand while squeezing adjustment handle with right hand.

2. Releasing handle when legrest in the desired position.


REMOVABLE FLIP DOWN FOOTREST

Why

USE REMOVABLE FLIP DOWN FOOTREST TO:

• Assist with front standing transfers by flipping up footplate(s). • Accommodate ankle contractures (with split flip down footrest). • Footrest bolts can be tightened at desired footplate angles. • Footrest angles can be adjusted to less than or greater than 90 degrees.

TIP: When removing footrest, lift up footrest slightly to break contact with the legrest for easier removal.

How

1. To attach, insert the right end of the upper cross piece of footrest into the desired hole in legrest. (between straps)

2. Line up left the end of the cross piece with holes in the left side of legrest. Insert into holes and release spring tension. Ensure legrest length is adjusted so that the individual’s legs and feet properly contact the footplates.

3. To remove, reverse the process by pulling footrest towards the right and releasing from legrest.


SWING AWAY REMOVABLE ARMS

(Certain models only).

Why

USE SWING AWAY ARMS TO:

• Assist with rehab functions

• Aids in the completion of activities of daily living

• Provide access to the patient for frequent repositioning

• Aid in the completion of bowel and bladder protocols/toileting

• Accommodate the use of patient lifts enhancing patient safety

TIP: On chairs with large mag wheels, the armrest cannot swing away, however can easily be fully removed for side access.

How

1. Push down on the front of the armrest with one hand while pushing in the button with another hand. (For seat mounted arms, only push in button on seat.)

2. Let armrest “pop up” or release.

3. Swing away or completely remove the side panel. To reinsert, reverse process inserting back of panel first. Push on the arm until the button pops into the hole with a clicking sound.

Note: Button may be located on the front of the seat on some models.


REMOVABLE WINGS

Why

USE REMOVABLE WINGS TO:

• Enhance patient comfort and safety with improved postural support

• Assist with upper lateral support by promoting a more midline posture

• Decrease postural deviations such as lateral lean and slumping

• Allow for safe transfers when removed. (in conjunction with removable arms)

TIP: The curved shape shoulder bolster on the wings can slide up or down to accommodate various heights. If needed, the bolster can be inverted to provide support to those with a narrower frame. To help secure the shoulder bolster in place, wrap the top strap around the wing frame, and feed bottom strap between the outside strap of the wing and the frame of the wing.

How

1. Use thumb to depress button beside wing while pulling the top of the wing from the receptacle.

2. Depress the bottom button on wing frame and remove from the receptacle. To reinsert, reverse process inserting the bottom of wing first.

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