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Dynamic Seating Seminar at Alpine Rehab Conference

Dynamic Seating Seminar at Alpine Rehab Conference

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OT Michelle Lange presented Dynamic Seating: Providing Movement for Clinical Benefit for .2 CEU at the Alpine Rehab Conference 2022 on Oct 6-7.

Course Overview

Dynamic Seating is movement which occurs within the seating system and/or wheelchair frame in response to client force. Dynamic components absorb force and return the client to a starting position. When the client moves, the dynamic seating moves with the client, maintaining alignment with the seating system for postural support and stability. Clients who extend within the seating system or seek out movement may benefit from dynamic seating. Dynamic components absorb and diffuse force, protecting both the client from pain and injury and the wheelchair seat and frame from damage. Absorbing force may reduce active extension. Providing movement can increase alertness and decrease agitation. Movement can also improve function and postural control.

This course will define dynamic seating, as well as the clinical benefits of this intervention. A variety of product options and features will be reviewed in order to better match these features to a specific client’s needs. Case studies will be used throughout.

Learning Objectives

  • The participant will be able to List 3 clinical indicators for Dynamic Seating for clients using a wheelchair.
  • The participant will be able to List 3 areas of client movement provided by Dynamic Seating within a wheelchair.
  • The participant will be able to List 1 product option for a Dynamic Back, Dynamic Footrests, and Dynamic Head Support Hardware which can be used on a wheelchair.
  • The participant will be able to describe how to determine if the resistance of a dynamic component is too firm or too soft.


Presenter Bio

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS is an occupational therapist with 35 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 15 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.


  1. David Simmons on September 20, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Where will the conference be held?

  2. Michelle Lange on September 21, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Dave, the conference will be in Salt Lake City, UT at the Doubletree Hotel. Hope you can join us!

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