This series of three webinars, presented by OT Michelle Lange, explores the relationship between Muscle Tone, Movement, Wheelchair Seating Systems and Dynamic Seating.
Part 1 – Muscle Tone: Definitions, Etiology, Pathophysiology and Related Diagnoses
This course discusses muscle tone: definitions, etiology, and pathophysiology. People with increased muscle tone may also have movement disorders and reflexive responses. Diagnoses where increased muscle tone is common will also be presented. The course will then address tone management interventions and how these impact wheelchair seating. Watch Now.
Part 2 – Muscle Tone and Movement Disorders: Challenges with Wheelchair Seating
This second course in our Muscle Tone, Tone, Management and Dynamic Seating Intervention series discusses common wheelchair seating challenges present in people with increased muscle tone and movement disorders. Seating system interventions for each challenge will be presented. Watch Now.
Part 3 – Dynamic Seating Interventions for Tone and Movement
The 3rd course in our Muscle Tone, Tone, Management and Dynamic Seating Intervention series presents the use of Dynamic Seating in people with increased muscle tone and movement disorders. Dynamic Seating moves in response to client movement, diffusing forces and protecting the client from injury and the equipment from loss of adjustment and breakage. Watch Now.
Speaker Bio: Michelle Lange is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 10 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide, editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed., NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is a RESNA Fellow and member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.