For many, insurance providers only allow for a new wheelchair to be purchased every five years. That may be acceptable for an adult, but a child can grow significantly in five years. For years, parents have bought solution oversized equipment and made due until their child grows. The idea of “filling the gaps” produced by oversized equipment has been around as long as children have been in wheelchairs, but rolled up towels and bunched up blankets have a serious downside: they’re hot, lumpy, won’t stay in position and look improvised.
Our Wheelchair Seat Reducer Insert was specifically designed to provide proper positioning in an oversized wheelchair. The insert is a cushion that easily slips into the seat of any chair to reduce the usable dimensions.
It may seem like a simple solution, but the wheelchair seat reducer is the product of years of clinical research and development. Designed by a coalition of therapists and Rehabilitation Technology Specialists (RTS), the Wheelchair Seat Reducer Insert features a ribbed surface that is comfortable and promotes airflow. It can be trimmed to accommodate shoulder straps, lateral supports and most other positioning features. It’s washable, water-resistant, lightweight, 100% latex free and folds flat for storage.
There’s no other product on the market today that does what the Wheelchair Seat Reducer Insert does. It is designed to conform to the natural contour of your wheelchair, stroller or positioning chair. It reduces the usable dimensions while maintaining the intended position designed for your child. There are no straps or fasteners to worry about: it simply drops into place and can be easily removed when folding your wheelchair. There is even a non-skid provision to prevent ride up.