Dyllie is a 25 year old man with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy who has been using Seating Dynamics Dynamic Footrests (telescoping, elevating, and plantar/dorsi flexion), Dynamic Rocker Back, and Dynamic Head Support Hardware for 8 months.
Previously, Dyllie experienced increased extensor tone and spasticity while seated in his wheelchair. He also has underlying low tone. His increased tone was more pronounced during periods of high emotion (stress, happiness, frustration), communication, and mobility over uneven surfaces.
Now, with Dynamic Seating at the Head, Back and Foot, Dyllie’s family have stated the dynamic components and the wheelchair are now an extension of Dyllie. They feel he knows this, as well, and now uses the wheelchair to express himself in a variety of situations in his day-to-day activities. His sitting tolerance has increased from 3-8 hours and his ability to move allows him to self soothe and more. The family also stated they would never go back to a static seating system for Dyllie, as they are so impressed with these positive changes.