As discussed in our last 2 blogs, dynamic seating is commonly used to prevent breakage of the wheelchair seating system and frame. Another common application of dynamic seating is to diffuse force and reduce overall extension. Continue reading →
Our last blog addressed using dynamic seating to prevent equipment breakage, particularly with clients who exhibit increased muscle tone. These clients often display strong extension, sometimes referred to as an “extensor thrust.” This intermittent and strong force can lead to breakage of the wheelchair seating system and frame. Continue reading →
Dynamic Seating is often used to prevent equipment breakage. Some clients who use wheelchair seating exhibit increased muscle tone. This is common in clients with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and Huntington’s disease. Increased muscle tone or spasticity is caused by an imbalance of signals from the central nervous system to the muscles. In addition to increased muscle tone, primitive reflexes and involuntary movements may also be present. Continue reading →
Our last blog defined Dynamic Seating as movement which occurs within the seat and/or wheelchair frame in response to force from the client. Dynamic components absorb force which in turn assists the client back to a starting position. Now that we know what Dynamic seating is, when is its use indicated?
Dynamic seating can be used in numerous clinical applications. Here are some: Continue reading →
Dynamic, in the context of physics, is defined as “of or relating to force or power” and “of or relating to force related to motion.” In wheelchair seating, dynamic refers to components which translate force into motion of a portion of the seating system and/or wheelchair frame and, as a result, motion of the client. Continue reading →