Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Some of our most frequently asked questions have to do with Compatibility and Installation of the Dynamic Rocker Back interface (DRBi). Let’s take a look at the questions you have been asking and our answers:
Can a Dynamic Rocker Back interface be installed on any wheelchair?
Currently there are over 50 different manual and power wheelchair models, the majority of all commonly used CRT wheelchairs, on which we can install a DRBi. For a full list of compatible wheelchairs, please click here. If you don’t see a brand and model listed, please contact us, we may have a solution.
Can a Dynamic Rocker Back interface be installed on a power wheelchair?
Yes, we can supply a DRBi on some power wheelchairs. For a full list of compatible wheelchairs, please click here. For more information about using Dynamic Seating on power wheelchairs, check out this blog. If you are interested on when Dynamic Seating is clinical indicated on a power wheelchair, please refer to our blog on that topic.
Can a Dynamic Rocker Back interface be installed on a tilt-in-space wheelchair?
Yes. DRBis are very often used on tilt-in-space wheelchairs and is our most common installation. When the DRBi is installed on a tilt in space wheelchair, simply tilting the client back should not activate the elastomers. If this occurs, a firmer elastomer should be used. This blog provides more information on the use of a DRBi with a tilt chair.
The wheelchair I am ordering for a client has a fold down back. Will the back still fold?
No. Due to the necessity for strength and durability which clients using a dynamic back need, the non-folding dynamic back is necessary. A wheelchair which folds side to side will still fold in this direction.
Keep those questions coming! We are not only committed to Making Wheelchairs Better through our current Dynamic Seating components – we are always looking for ways to improve and even expand our product offerings. We love to hear your comments, suggestions, and ideas!