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
Quick Class: Dynamic Seating – Preventing Client Injury
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.
Dynamic Head Support Hardware and Head Position – Can One Help the Other?
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
Clinician Interviews: Dynamic Seating in Manitoba with Macara McGregor
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
Quick Class: Dynamic Seating – Absorbing and Diffusing Force
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
Dynamic Stories: Derrick
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
Quick Class: Dynamic Seating – General Clinical Indicators
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
Dynamic Stories: Jonathan and Tone That Won’t Quit!
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
Quick Class: What is Dynamic Seating?
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.
Dynamic Seating: Clinical Indicators
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!