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FAQ: Can Dynamic Seating be used on a Power Wheelchair? Yes! But when is it appropriate?

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Dynamic Seating can be used successfully on a power wheelchair, though there are unique parameters which must be considered. Let’s take a look at when Dynamic Seating on a power wheelchair is clinically indicated – and not – as well as these other considerations.

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Newly Designed Dynamic Footrests! It’s all about the Pivot Point!

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Dynamic Seating components are designed to move with a client. A great deal of design goes into these components to ensure the product responds to client forces and maintains client position.

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Dynamic Footrest Hangers – It’s All In The Design

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Allowing movement at the knee is more complicated than it sounds. When a client extends at the knee, this movement is not just in one plane. In other words, the foot doesn’t simply slide forward. The foot follows an arc, forward and upward.

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Maintenance Time! The Dynamic Footrests

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Dynamic Seating uses elastomers, springs, and/or hydraulics to absorb force, store energy, and return the client to a starting position. Instead of the wheelchair frame breaking, the dynamic component will wear and require replacement.

Determining if a Dynamic Back is Appropriate

My Client isn’t Moving as Much – What Happened?

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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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Now Available: Lateral Knee Pad for Dynamic Footrest

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Seating Dynamics is excited to offer a new product, a Lateral Knee Pad for our Dynamic Footrests!

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How to Determine Which Dynamic Footrest Movements are Indicated for an Individual?

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Dynamic Footrests provide up to three types of movement – a telescoping downward movement, knee extension, and plantar/dorsi flexion.

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Dynamic Seating and the Restraint Debate

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There are times when a wheelchair seating and mobility team, after careful evaluation and problem-solving, makes specific recommendations – only to hear that these well thought out interventions may be considered to be a restraint. So just what is considered a restraint and how does this affect Dynamic Seating?

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Sara: a mover and a shaker!

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Sara has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy and seizures. She has a long history of destroying footrests with aggressive movement in her wheelchair, Dynamic Seating has helped.

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FAQs about the Seating Dynamics One-Piece Footboard

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Depending on available range of motion or contractures of the knee and ankle joints, a client’s foot position may not align with a standard foot plate position. A One-Piece Footboard provides a wider surface to accommodate unique foot placements.