Explore how dynamic seating, movement within a wheelchair, has evolved over the past 150 years.
Our most-read blog is one that defines Dynamic Seating. That initial blog was posted about 4 years ago, so we wanted to revisit this foundational topic.
Dynamic Seating components are often used at the hips (dynamic backs), knees (dynamic footrests) and the neck (dynamic head supports). Dynamic components can be used individually, however combining these components can often maximize the impact Dynamic Seating can make and better meet the client’s needs.
Dynamic seating provides movement within the seating system and/or mobility base. Dynamic seating systems are either integrated or modular.
One of our past blogs, posted September 14th of 2016, explained the difference between Integrated and Modular Dynamic Seating. When boiled down to the basics, the difference between the two options.
Our last blog revisited the differences between Integrated and Modular Dynamic Seating; specifically, the advantages of Integrated systems. In this blog, we will highlight the advantages of Modular Dynamic components. Whereas Integrated systems are a dedicated mobility base incorporating several areas of movement, Modular components can be retrofitted to a mobility base and used individually or in combination with one another. The ability to place these Modular Dynamic components on a variety of mobility bases is a critical advantage. This allows Dynamic Seating to be added to an existing mobility base without having to replace, and fund, a new integrated base.
Our last two blogs have addressed Integrated and Modular Dynamic Seating. Integrated systems are a dedicated mobility base incorporating several areas of movement. Modular components can be retrofitted to a mobility base and used individually or in combination with one another. Let’s take a look at Spencer’s transition from an Integrated system to Modular components.