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Supplier Interview: Bert Lindholm, ATP, FWD Mobility, Denver, CO

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Bert Lindholm has worked in our industry for 29 years now, first in Georgia and then in Colorado. He is now at FWD Mobility in Aurora, CO.

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Dynamic Stories: Carl – improved wheelchair driving and computer use

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Dynamic Seating is designed to provide movement; however, client movement may actually decrease after using Dynamic Seating for a while. Why?

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Clinician Interview – Ginny Paleg: What Does the Research Say About Lack of Movement?

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Ginny Paleg, PT, DScPT is a pediatric physiotherapist from Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. For the past 17 years, she has worked with children aged 0-3 years in homes and childcare.

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Clinician Interview – Stefanie Laurence: Problem Solving During the Seating Assessment

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Stefanie is the Clinical Educator at Motion, Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Prior this position, Stefanie was at Bloorview Children’s Hospital for many years.

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Supplier Interview – Dynamic Seating Down Under with Astris PME, New South Wales, Australia

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Meet Venesha Moodley and Laurie Grace of Astris PME and learn how they are using dynamic seating in New South Wales, Australia.

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Dynamic Stories: an interview with 2009 Ms. Arkansas Wheelchair

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I recently spoke with Ryan Read, ATP of Presidential Mobility in Fayetteville, AK. He shared how much Dynamic Seating had impacted a client he works with – Jacqueline. I was particularly intrigued that her new Dynamic Seating has actually improved her speech production.

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Dynamic Stories: Derrick

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Derrick’s dynamic seating has reduced active muscle tone, improved his posture, and reduced equipment breakage.

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Dynamic Stories: Jonathan and Tone That Won’t Quit!

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Jonathan is a young man with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Dynamic Seating added to his wheelchair has helped him address tone that just won’t quit.

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Dynamic Stories: Tyler – when tone management doesn’t work

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Numotion ATP Toby Bergantino share his dynamic seating success with client Tyler, a young man with cerebral palsy and extremely high tone.

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Supplier Interview: Doug Cobbs, ATP, CRTS

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Doug Cobbs, ATP, CRTS is Vice President of Healthcare Equipment, Inc. in Durham, North Carolina. Doug has been working closely with Seating Dynamics to address the needs of a client he works with, Carl. Doug graciously shared some of his time with me recently.

Clinician Interviews

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Clinician Interview – Ginny Paleg: What Does the Research Say About Lack of Movement?

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Ginny Paleg, PT, DScPT is a pediatric physiotherapist from Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. For the past 17 years, she has worked with children aged 0-3 years in homes and childcare.

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Clinician Interview – Stefanie Laurence: Problem Solving During the Seating Assessment

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Stefanie is the Clinical Educator at Motion, Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Prior this position, Stefanie was at Bloorview Children’s Hospital for many years.

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Supplier Interview: Doug Cobbs, ATP, CRTS

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Doug Cobbs, ATP, CRTS is Vice President of Healthcare Equipment, Inc. in Durham, North Carolina. Doug has been working closely with Seating Dynamics to address the needs of a client he works with, Carl. Doug graciously shared some of his time with me recently.

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Clinician Interview with Missy Ball – Movement and Development

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In this blog, I would like to share some of her thoughts on Movement, Development, and Function. Missy has written two articles on the topic of Dynamic Seating for Convaid which discuss this interrelationship.

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Clinician Interview with Missy Ball – Unique applications for Dynamic Seating result in reduced constipation and increased strength

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Missy Ball, PT, MT, ATP lives in Metairie, LA and has worked in the wheelchair seating and mobility field since 1985 and as Clinical Director in a hospital, in private practice, and as an educator.

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Clinician Interview: Kaye Donec – diffusing tone, preventing breakage, and providing movement

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Meet Kaye Donec, former Individualized Services Team Leader of the Adult Therapy Program at the Disability Services Department of Communities in Western Australia, and learn how she used Dynamic Seating in her career.

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An Interview with Mala Aaronson, OT, ATP, CRTS

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Mala Aaronson, OT is an amazing seating and mobility specialist working for National Seating & Mobility in Natick, MA. Mala took time out of her busy schedule to talk with me about Dynamic Seating.

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Clinician Interviews: Dynamic Seating in Manitoba with Macara McGregor

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Macara McGregor works at St. Amant, a center for adults and children with disabilities. Many residents live at the center, short or long term, and others attend day programs or the private school.

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Clinician Interview with Missy Tally – a long term approach

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Meet Melissa “Missy” Tally, PT Coordinator at the Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as she shares her experiences with Dynamic Seating.

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Dynamic Seating – interventions and reality

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Jill Sparacio, OTR/L, ATP/SMS, ABDA has over 37 years’ experience in occupational therapy, specializing in seating and wheeled mobility. Jill uses Dynamic Seating quite a bit and took a moment to talk with us.

Supplier Interviews

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Supplier Interview: Bert Lindholm, ATP, FWD Mobility, Denver, CO

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Bert Lindholm has worked in our industry for 29 years now, first in Georgia and then in Colorado. He is now at FWD Mobility in Aurora, CO.

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Supplier Interview – Dynamic Seating Down Under with Astris PME, New South Wales, Australia

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Meet Venesha Moodley and Laurie Grace of Astris PME and learn how they are using dynamic seating in New South Wales, Australia.

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Supplier Interview: Ryan Read, ATP – A Dynamic Journey

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Ryan Read grew up in Topeka, KS where his Mom worked with children with special needs. These early experiences had an impact on Ryan who now works as an ATP in wheelchair seating and mobility.

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Dynamic Stories: an interview with Jordan Joslin

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Jordan Joslin is an ATP/SMS, CRTS in Erie, PA who works for National Seating & Mobility. He was kind enough to spend some time with me on the phone recently to discuss his experiences with Dynamic Seating.

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Dynamic Seating through the Years – an interview with Toby Bergantino

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Toby is an ATP who works for Numotion in Connecticut. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Toby on a few occasions and I truly admire his amazing knowledge and experience. He works quite a bit with dynamic seating and I had an opportunity to talk with him about that recently.

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Saving Wheelchair Equipment from Destruction: Dynamic Seating to the Rescue

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I recently presented a webinar on Dynamic Seating through AbleNet. One of the participants shared that he had successfully used Dynamic Seating with a client who routinely ‘destroyed’ seating and wheeled mobility equipment. Vincent Coratello is an Adapted Equipment Specialist and Minister of Fleet Operations at Allegheny Valley School in Hummelstown, PA.

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Lowering Agitation in High Tone Individuals with Dynamic Seating – A Supplier Interview with JJ Waldrop

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Supplier JJ Waldrop has worked for National Seating and Mobility in Richmond, Virginia for about 5 years now and has been using Dynamic Seating for even longer. He often works with Suzanne Eason, OT/L at St. Mary’s Home. JJ was kind enough to spend some time with me on the phone recently and we had a great conversation!

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Dynamic Seating & Self-Propulsion: An interview with Joe Gilkerson

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Joe Gilkerson, ATP, works with Numotion in Salisbury, Maryland. I had a wonderful phone conversation with him recently in which he shared some dynamic seating experiences he has had with one of his clients, Blake and his journey to self propulsion.

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Supplier Interview: Dale Thomas – a success story!

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Dale Thomas is a supplier with National Seating and Mobility in Lexington, Kentucky. He is fairly new to this field, but certainly not to complex rehab equipment, having a young son who has cerebral palsy and uses wheelchair seating and mobility. Dale is a big fan of Dynamic Seating and agreed to talk with me by phone recently.

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Change Can Be Good! An Interview with Cary Yarbrough of Action Seating and Mobility

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Cary Yarbrough, ATP, works with Action Seating and Mobility in Sherwood, AK. He has been working with dynamic seating for many years, having mainly recommended the Kids Rock wheelchair in the past. When this was discontinued, he set out to find other options. Cary’s number one goal at the 2017 International Seating Symposium was to find Dynamic Seating – and he did at the Seating Dynamics booth.