Dynamic seating provides movement within a wheelchair. When the client moves, the dynamic seating components move with the client, maintaining alignment with the seating system for postural support, skin integrity preservation, and stability. Clients who extend with force may benefit from dynamic seating. Dynamic components absorb and diffuse force, protecting both the client from injury and the wheelchair seat and frame from damage (Lange, et al., 2017; Lange, 2016). Dynamic seating can improve quality of life for many wheelchair users and their caregivers.
This document is designed to provide Clinical Guidelines for the use of Dynamic Seating with clients who have increased muscle tone and/or forceful movements. Please refer to our other Clinical Guidelines for additional Dynamic Seating applications.