Is Your Client Stuck? Dynamic Seating Gets Things Moving!
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
National Seating and Mobility
Oklahoma City, OK
Dynamic seating is movement which occurs within the seat and/or wheelchair frame in response to force from the client. Dynamic components absorb force which, in turn, assists the client back to a starting position. Dynamic Seating can be used to diffuse increased tone, provide movement, prevent client injury and prevent damage to the wheelchair seating system and frame. This course will take a look at the product options, discuss clinical indicators for dynamic components, review available research results, and present case studies to illustrate these points.
The participant will be able to:
- Define dynamic seating.
- list 3 goals of Dynamic Seating.
- describe 3 clinical applications of Dynamic Seating.
- Describe Dynamic Seating research results.
- list 3 clinical applications for dynamic wheelchair components vs. static options.
- list 3 clinical indicators for a dynamic movement of the pelvis.
- list 3 clinical indicators for dynamic movement of the lower extremities.
- list 3 clinical indicators for dynamic movement of the neck.
Michelle 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.