Adjustable therapy chair

  • US 5,401,078 A
  • Filed: 06/03/1992
  • Issued: 03/28/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/03/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A unitary, portable and adjustable therapy chair on which a patient is seated to facilitate treatment by a therapist, the chair comprising:

  • a frame having a front, a back, a first side and a second side, each side further comprising a first member having a top, a bottom and an intermediate portion therebetween, and a second member having a top, a bottom and an intermediate portion therebetween, the intermediate portions of the respective members being pivotably connected such that the members may move in a scissors-like manner with respect to one another, the bottoms of the second members of each side being connected by a first cross member and the bottom of the first members on each side being connected by a second cross member, the first cross member and the second cross member being disposed on a horizontal surface when the patient is seated on the chair, the tops of the second members being connected to a seat, wherein when the frame is pivotably moved, both sides of the frame move concomitantly, and the frame is adjustable to a plurality of predetermined erected positions for seating the patient and to a collapsed position for storage and transport;

    means for securing the frame in a desired use position;

    a chest support connected to the frame between the first members, an arm support connected to the back of the frame, two separated leg supports connected to the frame, one leg support being on each side of the frame, and a face support adjustably connected to the tops of the first members of the frame;

    wherein, when the frame is pivotably moved between the predetermined erected positions, the seat, the chest support, the arm support and the leg supports move with respect to one another and with respect to the horizontal surface on which the chair is supported to accommodate the posture and size of the patient seated on the chair and to reduce strain on the therapist treating the patient.

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