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    HI,
    CAN C5C6 MOVE MANUAL WHEEL CHAIR?.IF ANY ONE IS SAYING YES THEN CAN YOU PLEASE TELL THAT WHAT ALL CHANGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT IN IT?.
    THANKS.

  • #2
    If you are a strong C6, then most people can use a manual chair, but if you must navigate a lot on unpaved surfaces, uneven ground or hills, a power chair may be needed.

    For a complete C5 injury, a manual chair is really only practical for level uncarpeted surfaces indoors. Good for exercise, but a power chair may be needed for any real community mobility.

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    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    • #3
      inc c4/5 here, no triceps. have always used a manual chair, ramps hills ect no problem. it helps build u up as well. for a quad imo a chair w/ 90 degree frt end is best, it allows u to get closer to the thing your transfering to.
      my chair of choice is the colours eclipse, very light and maneuverable. get some dump in it for your balance.

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      • #4
        I'm 5/6 complette, usee mainy mannuall as well, not quite he ability asd good old SUPER Fuente but was getting there. My chair is an Invacare A-4 Ti. Maybee checkoout the the pushh rim lugs foor extra help.

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        • #5
          asif - C6 injury as well - always have used a manual chair.

          check out www.ti-lite.com

          Agreed with fuente about 90 degree setup.

          Good luck. [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]

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