Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
On St. Patrick’s Day, we had the opportunity to participate in the Salisbury, MD Numotion NuFair. Approximately 45 therapists from the surrounding areas attended 3 CEU courses and the extensive exhibits.
Michelle Lange presented on Dynamic Seating and Seating Dynamics exhibited. The attendees were great and enjoyed learning more about this practice area!
Questions during the session had to do with wheelchair durability, funding, and shear forces. Look for upcoming Blogs on those topics and check out a past blog on molded seating and shear forces.
Dynamic Seating Presentation
The course covered Dynamic Seating definitions, clinical applications, a summation of research, and product options. By examining specific Dynamic Seating Integrated and Modular product options, we could identify specific features and match those to client applications. Case studies helped to apply that information. Flying chocolate helped keep everyone awake!
Seating Dynamics, Dynamic Wheelchair Components Exhibition
After eating some lunch (thanks NuMotion!), the participants visited the Seating Dynamics booth where folks could hop in and actually feel how these dynamic wheelchair components move in response to body forces. Ted Ruckstuhl of Seating Dynamics was on hand to answer questions ranging from technical specifications and frame compatibility, to funding.
Keep an eye on the Seating Dynamics website for future education opportunities. Who knows? We may be in your neighborhood soon!