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Alex – keep those wheels on the floor!

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In this blog, we shall explore solutions for clients whose strong movements are actually lifting the casters right off the floor.

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Dynamic Footrests: Alex needs movement, force diffusion, and stability

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In our last two blogs , we met Alex, a young woman who has very forceful and large movements as well as increased muscle tone.

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Dynamic Rocker Back Interface – Indicators that the elastomers need to be changed Part 2

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The elastomers in a Dynamic Rocker Back interface (DRBi) are designed to absorb client forces, store force as energy, and use that energy to return the client to upright sitting.

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Dynamic Rocker Back interface – Factors which contribute to elastomer wear Part 1

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How do the Elastomers in the Dynamic Rocker Back interface work? Let’s start with Seating Dynamics DRBi elastomer basics.

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Whole Body Extensor Spasms and Dynamic Seating

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In the past, whole body extensor spasms were often referred to as an Extensor Thrust or Extensor Thrust pattern. Whole Body Extensor Spasms is a recently introduced term which is more descriptive of what is actually happening to the body.

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Cerebral Palsy: What Falls Under The Umbrella?

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Many people with cerebral palsy who use a wheelchair can benefit from Dynamic Seating to provide movement, absorbing forces from increased muscle tone and movement patterns. With this in mind, it is important to understand that advances in medical testing have led to changes in how we understand this diagnosis.

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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.

The Gross Motor Function Classification System

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The Gross Motor Function Classification System – Expanded & Revised (GMFCS – E&R) is a tool to measure gross motor function of children and young people with cerebral palsy. This tool is typically used from infancy through 18 years of age.

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International Seating Symposium 2023

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Seating Dynamics was happy to exhibit at the 38th International Seating Symposium (ISS) this year in Pittsburgh! With approximately 2500 participants from 35 countries and over 100 exhibitors, the Convention Center was busy!

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Clinician Interview: Becky Breaux, MS, OTR/L, ATP

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Becky Breaux is a research senior instructor / assistive technology specialist at the Assistive Technology Clinic, part of the Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE) at the University of Colorado in Denver.