Why does the world need another static footrest hanger? While manual and power wheelchairs come with a variety of available footrests, standard footrests do not meet the needs of everyone. This one adjusts to meet those needs.
I recently spoke with Ryan Read, ATP of Presidential Mobility in Fayetteville, AK. He shared how much Dynamic Seating had impacted a client he works with – Jacqueline. I was particularly intrigued that her new Dynamic Seating has actually improved her speech production.
From videos to sample letters of justification to blogs, take a look back at 2020 and see what Dynamic Seating resources our community found most helpful this past year.
Ryan Read grew up in Topeka, KS where his Mom worked with children with special needs. These early experiences had an impact on Ryan who now works as an ATP in wheelchair seating and mobility.
Mala Aaronson, OT is an amazing seating and mobility specialist working for National Seating & Mobility in Natick, MA. Mala took time out of her busy schedule to talk with me about Dynamic Seating.
Most items need a certain level of maintenance. I have to get the oil changed in my car and fertilize my lawn, for example. What about Dynamic Seating components? The answer is, “Yes!”
Jordan Joslin is an ATP/SMS, CRTS in Erie, PA who works for National Seating & Mobility. He was kind enough to spend some time with me on the phone recently to discuss his experiences with Dynamic Seating.
Many clients with increased muscle tone also display dystonia. Dystonia is “characterized by involuntary, patterned, sustained, or repetitive contractions of opposing muscles, resulting in abnormal twisting body movements and abnormal postures”.
Many clients who benefit from Dynamic Seating specifically benefit from movement at the neck. This may include clients who forcefully extend at the neck or who bang against the head support repeatedly, often in conjunction with a total body rocking movement.
Macara McGregor works at St. Amant, a center for adults and children with disabilities. Many residents live at the center, short or long term, and others attend day programs or the private school.