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Choosing Resistance

How Much is too Much? Choosing Resistance.

February 6, 2018
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The Dynamic Rocker Back Interface (DRBi) moves in response to client force as two elastomers are compressed. The energy stored in the elastomers helps the client to return to an upright starting position. These elastomers can be switched to change the level of resistance.

Robert in chair

Dynamic Stories: An Interview with Robert’s Parents

January 25, 2018
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Robert is a Dynamic Seating old-timer. This 27 year old man has been using Dynamic Seating for about 10 years now. I had the privilege of speaking with Robert’s parents, Jeffrey and Mary Elizabeth, on the phone recently.

Suzanne Eason

Clinician Interview: Brain Power!

January 12, 2018
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I had the privilege to present with a group of colleagues on Dynamic Seating at the International Seating Symposium last year. One of my co-presenters was Suzanne Eason, OT/L who works at St. Mary’s Home in Virginia. Suzanne is very interested in the impact of movement on brain development. I recently had a conversation with my friend.

Dynamic Footrests and Securing the Feet

Peanut Butter and Jelly: Dynamic Footrests and Securing the Feet

December 14, 2017
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In a recent blog, we discussed how, just like Bread and Butter, use of a Dynamic Back requires the use of a Pelvic Positioning Belt to maintain the position of the pelvis during movement of the Dynamic Back. Well, just like Peanut Butter and Jelly, use of Dynamic Footrests requires the feet to be secured in order for client forces to activate this dynamic component.

Seating Dynamics Education

Seating Dynamics Education

December 5, 2017
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Seating Dynamics just returned from the Pacific Northwest! Ted Ruckstuhl and Michelle Lange traveled to the area to provide two Dynamic Seating CEU courses and some local inservices. It was wonderful to meet with everyone, enjoy the beautiful area and, yes, get rained on! We also drank a lot of coffee, yum!

Dynamic Backs and Pelvic Positioning Belts

Bread and Butter: Dynamic Backs and Pelvic Positioning Belts

November 15, 2017
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Just like Bread and Butter, Dynamic Backs and Pelvic Positioning Belts go together. Dynamic Backs are designed to allow movement at the pelvis and torso in response to client force and then return the client to a neutral starting position. A key component is the pelvic positioning belt, which is designed to maintain the pelvis in as neutral a position as possible in relation to the seating system. When that seating system moves, the pelvic belt is even more critical in maintaining pelvic position.