Applications by Body Location
Review of Hip Musculature and Impact of Dynamic Back Design
A whopping 21 muscles cross the hip – and I’m absolutely certain I can’t name them all. These muscles provide movement in 3 planes and provide stability between the femur and acetabulum (the hip joint).Continue Reading
Newly Designed Dynamic Footrests! It’s all about the Pivot Point!
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.Continue Reading
Now Available: Lateral Knee Pad for Dynamic Footrest
Seating Dynamics is excited to offer a new product, a Lateral Knee Pad for our Dynamic Footrests!Continue Reading
Static Wheelchair Footrests: special circumstances
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.Continue Reading
How to Determine Which Dynamic Footrest Movements are Indicated for an Individual?
Dynamic Footrests provide up to three types of movement – a telescoping downward movement, knee extension, and plantar/dorsi flexion.Continue Reading
Preserving Joint Integrity through Dynamic Seating
Daniel is a teenage boy with the diagnoses of cerebral palsy and seizures. He has significantly high muscle tone and has had varied success with tone management over the years. If his feet are not strapped to the footplates, he extends at his knees and his feet are then hanging far in front of the footplates. This increases the turning radius of the wheelchair, places his lower legs at risk of injury, and leads to a loss of position of his pelvis. As a result, his feet have been strapped into shoeholders for most of his life. This positioning has kept his feet on the footplates, but has created other issues.Continue Reading
Seating Dynamics – Dynamic Footrest Overview
Owner Greg Peek provides a tour and exploration of the Dynamic Footrest for wheelchairs, which allows for movement, reduces tone, and can affect posture, behavior and function.Continue Reading
FAQs about the Seating Dynamics One-Piece Footboard
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.Continue Reading
The Dynamic Rocker Back Interface: when should I lock it out?
The Dynamic Rocker Back Interface (DRBi) is a Dynamic Back that moves in response to client force. The elastomers in this Dynamic Back then return the client to an upright position. Some Dynamic Seating components “lock-out” or “latch” to temporarily render the component static. When should the DRBi be locked out?Continue Reading