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Travis Medical / Travis Cares, 2018

Is Your Client Stuck? Dynamic Seating Gets Things Moving!

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Travis Cares / Travis Medical
Georgetown, TX
2/21/18

Course Description:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

The participant will be able to:

  1. Define dynamic seating.
  2. list 3 goals of Dynamic Seating.
  3. describe 3 clinical applications of Dynamic Seating.
  4. Describe Dynamic Seating research results.
  5. list 3 clinical applications for dynamic wheelchair components vs. static options.
  6. list 3 clinical indicators for a dynamic movement of the pelvis.
  7. list 3 clinical indicators for dynamic movement of the lower extremities.
  8. list 3 clinical indicators for dynamic movement of the neck.
Speaker Bio:

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.

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