The Dynamic Rocker Back Interface: when should I lock it out?

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

The Dynamic Rocker Back Interface (DRBi) is a Dynamic Back that moves in response to client force. The elastomers in this Dynamic Back then return the client to an upright position. Some Dynamic Seating components “lock-out” or “latch” to temporarily render the component static. When should the DRBi be locked out?

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

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

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.

I had a great conversation with Cary by phone and asked him a few questions.

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FAQ: Can Dynamic Seating Be Used on any Wheelchair?

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

Did you know that Seating Dynamics has a very comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions? You can find this list by ‘hovering’ over the Dynamic Seating tab on our website. One of our FAQs is “Can dynamic seating be used on any wheelchair?”

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Dynamic Stories: Kylie’s Shoes

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

Kylie and I have known each other for a long time. This young woman lives in Wyoming and works in the theatre. Kylie has cerebral palsy and has used a power wheelchair and speech generating device since a young age. She has recently started using dynamic seating. I spoke with Kylie and her mom, Chele, by phone.

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ISS 2018 & Dynamic Seating: Enhancing Participation through Movement

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

The International Seating Symposium takes place each March and this year returned to beautiful Vancouver, Canada. I had the privilege to present a pre-symposium half-day course on Dynamic Seating: Enhancing Participation through Movement with Jessica Presperin Pedersen, OTD, MBA, OTR/L, ATP/SMS. We had a full house with participants from around the world interested in Dynamic Seating. In addition to the presented content, we had a significant amount of questions and interaction with the attendees. We also had a variety of dynamic seating products in the room for the attendees to explore at the end of the session.

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A Busy Education Season

Greg Peek

This year the industry compressed all three of our major shows, as well as some smaller ones, into a much tighter time frame.  We started this year’s show season on January 23rd and just ended on March 11th.  We attended:

  • The NuMotion NLC Expo in Houston.
  • The Travis Medical conference in Georgetown, TX with Michelle Lange teaching a class on Dynamic Seating.
  • The NSM sponsored class in Oklahoma City where Michelle Lange and Ginny Paleg each taught classes.
  • The International Seating Symposium (ISS) in Vancouver, British Columbia where Michelle Lange and Jessica Pedersen taught a class on Dynamic Seating.
  • The National Seating and Mobility, NSM Seating Symposium in Orlando.

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Determining Resistance: Head Support

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

This blog is the third in a series on determining the optimal resistance when using dynamic components. The first blog in this series addressed determining resistance in the Dynamic Rocker Back Interface (DRBi) and the second blog addressed finding the optimal resistance when using Dynamic Footrests. In this final blog, we shall turn to the Dynamic Head Support Hardware.

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Dynamic Stories: An Interview with Robert’s Parents

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

Robert is a Dynamic Seating old-timer. This 27 year old man has been using Dynamic Seating for about 10 years now. I had the privilege of speaking with Robert’s parents, Jeffrey and Mary Elizabeth, on the phone recently.

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Clinician Interview: Brain Power!

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

I had the privilege to present with a group of colleagues on Dynamic Seating at the International Seating Symposium last year. One of my co-presenters was Suzanne Eason, OT/L who works at St. Mary’s Home in Virginia. Suzanne is very interested in the impact of movement on brain development. I recently had a conversation with my friend.

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