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Wheelchair Seating Surfaces, Cushions & Dynamic Seating

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Can a Dynamic Back be used with any type of seat? Does the movement allowed by this component limit what seating surface can be used? This is an important consideration. A seat or cushion is typically designed to support the pelvis and provide pressure distribution when the client is…

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Dynamic Seating: a cost benefit analysis

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Whenever I recommend complex rehab equipment for a client, I need to be aware of the cost of my recommendations. Why? One reason is that my documentation must often include why something less costly will not meet the client’s needs. I often hear from team members who are considering…

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Supplier Interview: Dale Thomas – a success story!

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

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Evaluation, Simulation and Dynamic Seating Trials

Recently a therapist asked me how she could recommend Dynamic Seating components if she didn’t actually try these with a client. Great question! It is not typically realistic to conduct Dynamic Seating trials as one would need to place Dynamic Seating components on a client’s wheelchair for trial and often the frame would need to…

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Phillip: an update on Dynamic Seating and Supporting Movement

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Phillip is a 61 year old man who resides at the Mary Campbell Center in Wilmington, DE. We featured Phillip in a blog in October of 2017. I had the opportunity to work with Phillip in May of 2017 and recommended Dynamic Seating components at the knees, back, and…

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The International Dynamic Seating Workgroup

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS The second annual meeting of the International Dynamic Seating Workgroup (IDSW) took place at the International Seating Symposium on March 22nd. We had about 10 people attend representing clinicians, researchers, and manufacturers who are all invested in furthering this innovative area of seating and wheeled mobility.

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The 2019 International Seating Symposium

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Every March, thousands of people working in the field of Seating and Wheeled Mobility come together for education, a chance to explore a massive and comprehensive exhibit area, networking, and catching up with old friends. The 2019 35th International Seating Symposium (ISS) in Pittsburgh did not disappoint, with over…

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Let’s Get Together! Using Multiple Dynamic Seating Components

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

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