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Dynamic Seating and Durability

Dynamic Seating: a cost benefit analysis

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Whenever I recommend complex rehab equipment for a client, I need to be aware of the cost of my recommendations. Why? One reason is that my documentation must often include why something less costly will not meet the client’s needs. I often hear from team members who are considering…

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Dynamic Stories: Kylie’s Shoes

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Kylie and I have known each other for a long time. This young woman lives in Wyoming and works in the theatre. Kylie has cerebral palsy and has used a power wheelchair and speech generating device since a young age. She has recently started using dynamic seating. I spoke…

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Dynamic Stories: An Interview with Robert’s Parents

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS 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.

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Dynamic Stories: Time to Rock and Not Roll

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Phillip is a mover and a shaker – literally! This adult with developmental disabilities likes to move. He lives at a residential facility in Delaware. Years of rocking in his manual wheelchairs have left a trail of destruction. He has broken seating systems, mounting hardware, and wheelchair frames as…

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Will my client break the Dynamic Seating?

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Dynamic Seating is often used to prevent equipment breakage, specifically the wheelchair frame and seating system. The Dynamic components absorb strong, repeated, sudden, and/or sustained forces, hence protecting vulnerable areas of the seating and mobility base. This was addressed in two prior Blogs (Dynamic Seating to Prevent Equipment Breakage,…

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