Dynamic Seating - Diverse Applications: a series of Case Studies
Michelle Lange, Missy Ball, and Mary Shea
International Seating Symposium
Dynamic seating is movement which occurs within the seating system and/or wheelchair frame in response to intentional or unintentional force generated by the client. Dynamic components absorb force and assist the client back to a starting position. Dynamic seating has many potential applications. Dynamic components absorb and diffuse force, protecting the wheelchair user from injury caused by sustained and/or repeated forces and reducing damage to the seating system and wheelchair. Movement provides sensory input which many clients seek out. Dynamic seating components may improve postural control, stability, and function. Clinical applications of Dynamic Seating will be explored through a series of case studies, each demonstrating unique applications of this intervention.