Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Many clients with increased muscle tone also display dystonia. Dystonia is “characterized by involuntary, patterned, sustained, or repetitive contractions of opposing muscles, resulting in
Dynamic Seating can prevent injury in clients who exert sustained or intermittent force against seating components. These forces can lead to pain, joint and bone injuries, and possibly even concussions.
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Jonathan in a hyperextended neck position. Many clients who benefit from Dynamic Seating specifically benefit from movement at the neck. This may include clients
Macara McGregor, BMR-PT Dynamic Seating in Manitoba with Macara McGregor, BMR-PT One of my favorite things to do is speak with fellow clinicians about their experiences with Dynamic Seating. Today
Many clients using wheelchair seating have increased muscle tone. This can lead to active extension, particularly at the hips, knees, and neck. When a client extends against a static seating
Derrick’s dynamic seating has reduced active muscle tone, improved his posture, and reduced equipment breakage. Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Derrick is a middle aged man who lives in
Dynamic seating has many potential applications. Dynamic components absorb and diffuse force, protecting the wheelchair user from injury caused by sustained and/or repeated forces and reducing damage to the seating
Jonathan initially pushed into hyperextension using a Dynamic Headrest. Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Jonathan is a 23 year old man with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. I have
Definitions and terminology may not seem very exciting but are very important. It is critical that we each know exactly what assistive technology or intervention is being recommended or used.
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS A number of years ago, we featured a series of Blogs on Clinical Indicators for Dynamic Seating intervention. We’ve learned a lot since then!