The Atlanta has been proven effective in seating clients with the following postural and medical conditions:
- Lower limb oedema and swelling
- Contracted legs
- Risk of pressure ulcers
- Vigorous involuntary movement
- Risk of falling or sliding from chairs
The Atlanta is necessary to comfortably accommodate individuals who may be challenging to seat. It is unique in that it provides security without compromising function, pressure or postural management. The integrated tilt and recline mechanism is fundamental in positioning and will reduce the risk of sliding, pressure damage and hazardous postural tendencies like posterior pelvic tilt. The resultant deep seat and high arms is beneficial for those who may be at risk of falling from the chair.
The Atlanta is successfully used in the management of lower limb oedema. The variable angle leg rest used in combination with the integrated tilt and recline helps to elevate the feet higher than the heart which is the optimum position for fluid drainage. Individuals with tight hamstrings and contracted legs can also be accommodated due to the negative angle clearance underneath the seat which allows the feet to retract behind the knee without compromising the person’s position in the chair.
The Atlanta is also very effective for adults with the following disabilities and conditions:
- Huntington’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Advanced dementia
- Parkinson’s disease
- Brain injury