Downloadable Information

Published Articles

Dynamic Seating: The Results are In! by Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
From Mobility Management, February 2017
A summary of a national survey on Dynamic Seating use and applications.
Dynamic Seating by Dee Dee Freney, OTR/L, ATP and Keith Schwartz, MA, ATP
From NRRTS Directions, 2015, Vol. 4, Clinical Corner feature
A comprehensive article on Dynamic Seating products and interventions, including clinical practice guidelines.
Enhancing Development with Dynamic Components by Suzanne Eason, OT/L
From NRRTS Directions, 2015, Vol. 4, Rehab Case Study feature
A case study highlighting the use of Dynamic Seating.
Keeping Kids in Motion – defining dynamic seating & determining the benefits by Laurie Watanabe
From Mobility Management, Feb 1, 2011
This article defines Dynamic Seating and interviews several professionals for their input.
Dynamic Seating: a case study by Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
From NRRTS Directions, 2009, Vol. 5
A case study highlighting the use of Dynamic Seating.

Case Studies

Managing High Tone through Dynamic Seating: a case study by Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS, 2016
How dynamic seating diffused increased muscle tone and reduced client injury for Daniel.

Derrick: a Case Study in Dynamic Seating by Jill Sparacio, OTR/L, ATP, ABDA, 2009
How dynamic seating managed muscle tone, prevented ongoing wheelchair breakage, resulted in less aggressive seating needs, and reduced repositioning requirements.

A Letter from Jeffery regarding his son Robert, 2009
A heartfelt letter from a parent, expressing how Dynamic Seating assisted his adult son Robert by reducing repairs, improving positioning, and managing tone.

Reference Materials

Document 1: Clinical Indications for Dynamic Wheelchair Seating – Increased Muscle Tone
A comprehensive Decision Making Tree to guide clinical intervention with clients who have increased muscle tone.

Document 2: Dynamic Seating Decision Making Tree
A general Decision Making Tree, guiding the provider through clinical indicators for dynamic seating.

Document 3: Proceedings Paper for Positioning the Head
A proceedings paper on Positioning the Head from the 2017 International Seating Symposium, including information on Dynamic Seating at the head.

Document 4: Literature Review on Dynamic Wheelchair Seating
A comprehensive review of research and other literature pertaining to Dynamic Seating, including article summaries.

Document 5: Seating Dynamics Dynamic Seating Sample Medical Justification Wording
This document contains examples which can be used to justify dynamic seating components in a Letter of Medical Necessity.

Document 6: Positioning vs. Restraint – Frequently Asked Questions
Dynamic Seating also requires the use of secondary supports, including Pelvic Positioning Belts and Foot straps. These secondary supports may be misconstrued as restraints. This brief document provides information on Restraint policies and how to ensure that a client’s positional needs can still be met.

Document 7: RESNA Position on the Application of Wheelchairs, Seating Systems, and Secondary Supports for Positioning vs. Restraint
Dynamic Seating also requires the use of secondary supports, including Pelvic Positioning Belts and Foot straps. These secondary supports may be misconstrued as restraints. This Position Paper provides clinical guidelines, a summary of available research, and a comprehensive overview of relevant policies. This Position Paper can be helpful in ensuring that a client’s positional needs can be met in environments where Restraint policies are in effect.