Many people find that vertical turning a lift chair to be very difficult. Others will use the back of a chair, however, the result is often hard to describe and difficult to understand. While it may seem odd that a person can turn in such a position, when you consider that the subject is held upright, the answer to the question of how to vertical turn a lift chair becomes much simpler.
In order to turn, the wheelchair must move through an angle similar to that of an upright position. This is true even if the chair is in a vertical position in order to turn, as the back of the chair would also form an angle similar to that of the upright position.
In order to achieve a vertical turning angle similar to that of an upright position, the upper body must turn the chair in the same way that the lower body does. This requires the upper body to twist and turn the lower body so that it is able to move in a horizontal position.
The upper body is turned in such a way that the knees are turned outwards, the hips aligned with the feet, and the upper body is positioned exactly in front of the lower body. The upper body then turns its lower body around so that the wheels do not roll over the knees or feet. The only time the upper body needs to turn in this manner is when the person tries to re-position themselves to move the seat forward or backwards.
The lower body of the person should remain in the seating position, without changing the angle between the lower body and the chair. The lower body then continues to rotate and turn until the lower body and the chair have come into contact with each other and create a vertical turning angle, at which point the chair is now horizontal.
As soon as the person gets used to the turning process, they will find that they are able to move the chair in a variety of different ways, such as to a lower or higher position than they originally wanted. When the chair is moved to a lower position, there will be a tendency for the body to lean back slightly, and this can become quite frustrating to those who are not used to sitting on the chair in that position.
However, because the lower body is no longer in contact with the chair, there is less pressure applied to the spinal cord, and therefore the upper body will be able to move more freely and easily. Additionally, the person’s lower back will be positioned in a position where they can sit in a more comfortable position.
While there are many positions that the person can turn in that are uncomfortable, all are relatively easy to get used to and adjust to, especially when the person adjusts the chair’s tilts, swivels, and speeds. Once the person becomes accustomed to the chair in a given position, there is a definite sense of relaxation and freedom in that particular position that can allow a person to move in a number of different ways to their hearts content.