How To Order

All treatments, equipment, medications, etc. must be documented in the patient care plan before being given, placed or initiated. Healthcare facilities require written orders on their patients by Attending Physicians, Physical Therapists, Nurse Practitioners or other qualified care providers before the order/placement of medical equipment in that facility (such as a Broda chair!).

When to Use:

The benefits of Tilt-in-Space chairs are often medically necessary and prescribed;

1) To manage edema

2) To regulate spasticity

3) To decrease postural deviation

4) To realign posture and function

5) To improve transfer biomechanics

6) To prevent shear displacement (skin shearing)

7) To enhance visual orientation, speech, alertness, and arousal

8) For patients with range of motion limitations that prohibit a recline system

9) For accommodation and prevention of contractures and orthopedic deformities

10) To maintain a fixed seat to back angle for optimal positioning and pressure redistribution

11) For pressure redistribution that reduces the risk of pressure sores resulting in increased comfort and sitting tolerance

12) To improve physiological processes such as orthostatic hypotension, respiration, and bowel and bladder function


When Not to Use:

Caution should be taken with the use of Tilt and/or Recline when;

1) Using recline to position a patient as skin shearing can occur

2) The use of a Tilt-in-Space chair is not listed or indicated in the patients care plan

3) Adjusting/closing the back to seat angle to a point that it puts stress on the hip joints

4) The patient presents with a condition that may cause the use of Tilt-in-Space to become unsafe

5) An individual presents with an indwelling catheter as they may experience backflow of urine when using a tilt/recline system

6) An individual utilizes a leg bag or other type of collection device as leakage may occur when higher levels of tilt and/or recline are utilized

7) An individual regularly uses a tray to place items on. When tilted/reclined the items on the tray may slide off injuring the patient



"We were at a loss with one of our residents who has frontal lobe dementia. He had trunk lean, stopped feeding himself and appeared to be in pain. We attempted to address the pain; however, any medication we used caused him to have increased behaviors. Since using Broda's Synthesis Tilt Recliner, he has been feeding himself, he smiles and laughs like he used to and is showing no signs of pain anymore. Thank you for producing a great product that brings the quality of life back to our residents!"

Kelly J., Director of Nursing |Sister Bay, WI

“What a difference now that Mom is safe and comfortable. It gives me peace of mind to know that she is sitting in on of Broda's chairs. My only regret is that I did not get this chair sooner for her.”

Bill L., Family Member ; fmr. Executive Director of Canadian Assistive Devices Association |Toronto, ON

"Prior to the Broda chair [Synthesis Tilt Recliner], we had tried numerous positioning devices for the resident, which were ineffective. She had a tendency to lean forward and to one side. Once using the Broda chair [Synthesis Tilt Recliner], the resident's posture immediately improved. She, herself, was very thankful because she was "so comfortable". The staff couldn't believe the result. Besides this resident sitting in proper alignment, she could still self-propel with her feet."

Linda P., Restorative Coordinator |Joliet, IL

"The Broda Revive Tilt and Recline Shower Commode meets our patient's needs. He indicates he feels safe and his own care each morning. He is safe at all times while in the chair, and the caregivers are safe at all times while providing his care. All staff report being pleased with the commode and find it much easier to assist him."

Pam, Director of Nursing

"As a Social Worker in a long term care setting I want to ensure my residents have the ultimate in comfort. Upon actually getting to test one myself, I realize Broda is the ultimate in comfort for any geriatric population including ours. As the number of Broda's chairs grow, so does the comfort and improved skin integrity of our residents."

Colleen M., Social Worker |Brookfield, WIColleen M., Social Worker