Reclining wheelchairs are similar to standard wheelchairs except their backs can be reclined. The tall backs equipped with these chairs recline independently of the rest of the chair, allowing the user to lie back in a more comfortable position. Depending on the model, some models will recline back to a fully flat 180 degrees. Reclining wheelchairs are designed for wheelchair users with limited mobility who find sitting in a perpendicular position to be uncomfortable or impractical. Reclining Wheelchairs are specially designed to allow a person to comfortably recline at incremental angles safely and comfortably. Typically used for accommodation of severe hip extension contractures, orthostatic hypotension, and pressure re-distribution for prevention of skin breakdown.