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Free CEU: Introduction to Dynamic Seating for Wheelchairs

Free CEU: Introduction to Dynamic Seating for Wheelchairs

Join OT Michelle Lange on demand for An Introduction to Dynamic Seating for Wheelchairs with IACET CEUs provided by NRRTS as an authorized provider.


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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 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 muscle tone. Providing movement can increase alertness and decrease agitation. Movement can also improve function and postural control.

Learning Objectives

The participant will be able to:

  • List 3 clinical indicators for Dynamic Seating.
  • List 3 areas of movement provided by Dynamic Seating.
  • List 1 product option for a Dynamic Back, Dynamic Footrests, and Dynamic Head Support Hardware.


Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ATP/SMS

Presenter Bio

Michelle Lange is an occupational therapist with over 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. She is the former 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 RESNA certified ATP and SMS.

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NRRTSCE is certifying the educational contact hours of the program and by doing so is in no way endorsing any specific content, company, or product. The information presented in this program may represent only a sample of appropriate interventions. As an IACET Accredited Provider, The National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. This course is approved for .1 CEU(s).

Course Testimonials

Edward Littrell, ATP

National Seating and Mobility

Sacramento, CA

“As a result of this course, I have a better understanding of when to use dynamic seating.”

Douglas Whitman, OT

United Cerebral Palsy

New York City, NY

“This course helped me to be able to choose the amount of resistance required for the specific needs of the clients I work with.”

David Stoddard, ATP

Custom Wheelchair Seating and United Disabilities Services

Elizabethtown, PA

“Michelle does an excellent job of presenting. She is concise and clear and makes the material very applicable.”


  1. Stuart Howard Datz on September 25, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Great information very useful for our service

    • Michelle Lange on September 26, 2023 at 12:51 pm

      Thanks, Stuart! We appreciate it! Let us know if you need anything!

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