RESNA revises position on tilt and recline

Thursday, August 13, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has released an updated position paper on tilt, recline and elevating legrests. “Since the original publication in 2010, there’s been additional scientific evidence for various functional uses for tilt, recline and elevating legrests,” said lead author Brad Dicianno, medical director at the University of Pittsburgh. RESNA states that these features are often medically necessary, allowing users to realign posture, improve respiration, bowel and bladder function, redistribute and relieve pressure, and manage edema. To keep up with changing technology, research and clinical best practice, RESNA’s position papers are reviewed every five years.