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FAQ: Can Dynamic Seating Be Used on any Wheelchair?

FAQ: Can Dynamic Seating Be Used on any Wheelchair?

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

Did you know that Seating Dynamics has a very comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions? You can find this list by ‘hovering’ over the Dynamic Seating tab on our website. One of our FAQs is “Can dynamic seating be used on any wheelchair?”

Some dynamic seating systems are a part of a dedicated wheelchair and cannot be moved to another wheelchair frame. Other dynamic seating is modular and is offered as separate components that provide movement at one body area. One component or several can be used on one wheelchair frame to match a client’s needs at one or more body areas. These modular components typically can be used on many types of wheelchair frames, either retrofitted or at initial delivery. Seating Dynamics components are modular. Please see our Product Compatibility Matrix:

Seating Dynamic Components are compatible with wheelchairs of all kinds.

Compatibility – will a dynamic component work on my client’s wheelchair?

This list also specifies compatibility with adjustable height backs, depth adjustable backs, fixed height backs and fixed seat depth, as applicable for each frame. These dynamic components can be placed a on wide range of manual and power wheelchairs. Some manufacturers, including Freedom Designs, Invacare, Ki Mobility, and PDG include Seating Dynamics products on their order forms and these components are mounted at their factory. The supplier then adjusts the components at delivery. If the wheelchair is not new, these brand wheelchairs can still be retrofitted. Other manufacturers are compatible with our products; however, the components need to be ordered directly from Seating Dynamics and mounted by the supplier.

Our Dynamic Head Support Hardware is compatible with Bodilink, Invacare Elan, Stealth Products, Symmetric Designs Savant, Therafin Pro-fit, and Whitmyer pads. This hardware now includes optional lateral component hardware to support lateral pads or switches and optional sub-occipital pad adaptor.

Not sure if a client’s wheelchair is compatible?

When you complete our RFQ, this online tool will guide you through the order process, including compatibility. If you are still not sure after checking the compatibility lists, please give us a call at 303-986-9300 to discuss your client’s unique equipment needs. We can let you know if a dynamic component is compatible and help you order the exact specifications required.

And keep an eye out – our ongoing product development is expanding compatibility all the time!

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