Neck discomfort of wheelchair users: effect of neck position.

  title={Neck discomfort of wheelchair users: effect of neck position.},
  author={R Lee Kirby and Christine L Fahie and Cher Smith and Emma L Chester and D. A. MacLeod},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  volume={26 1},
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that wheelchair users experience more discomfort when holding their necks in extended and/or rotated positions than when in their self-selected most comfortable positions (MCPs). METHODS We studied 20 wheelchair users, first determining their MCPs with the eyes closed. Then, subjects assumed and maintained (for 5 min each) four neck positions in random order: level (L) and elevated (E), both straight ahead of the subject (S) and with the neck rotated (R). We… CONTINUE READING
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