Dynamic Seating at the Head
Lock Out Feature | Dynamic Head Support for Wheelchairs
The Dynamic Head Support for wheelchairs can now be locked-out to limit head movement when desired, such as during transportation. Learn more about this helpful feature.Continue Reading
Does the Dynamic Head Support Hardware Require Maintenance?
In prior blogs, we addressed Dynamic Rocker Back interface maintenance and Dynamic Footrest maintenance. Today, we turn our attention to the Seating Dynamics Dynamic Head Support Hardware.Continue Reading
Max’s New Dynamic Head Support Hardware
This video shows how the Dynamic Head Support absorbs and diffuses Max’s strong forces, reducing the level of active extension in his neck and facilitating a midline position.Continue Reading
FAQ: Where’s the Ball?
When ordering or receiving Dynamic Head Support Hardware, many people ask us “Where’s the Ball?” Most head supports (or headrests) use a ball between the head pad and the mounting hardware. Seating Dynamics does not. Why?Continue Reading
Dynamic Head Support Hardware and Head Position – Can One Help the Other?
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.Continue Reading
3 Reasons to Allow the Neck to Extend
In previous blogs, we have discussed clinical indicators for providing dynamic movement at the hips and knees. Another location dynamic movement can be provided is at the neck through Dynamic head support mounting hardware. Most dynamic options allow movement into neck extension and then facilitate return to an upright and aligned posture. So when is a dynamic head support clinically indicated?Continue Reading
Dynamic Head Supports – the importance of design in meeting client goals
In our last blog, we discussed clinical indicators and contra-indicators to allowing movement into neck extension using a dynamic head support. Dynamic movement in this area can protect the head support hardware from damage, limit client injury, and reduce overall extensor tone. How does design facilitate these goals?Continue Reading
Achieving Head Alignment through Movement
Vince is a young adult with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. He had significant muscle tone throughout his body and frequently extends in his current wheelchair seating system. We were anxious to explore dynamic seating options to diffuse some of this extensor tone.Continue Reading
Dynamic Head Support for Wheelchairs: can I add additional supports?
Seating Dynamics offers 3 Dynamic Seating options – the Dynamic Rocker Back interface, Dynamic Footrests, and Dynamic Head Support Hardware. The last option moves about 10 degrees posteriorly in midline. The hardware is compatible with a number of manufacturer’s head pads.Continue Reading
Dynamic Head Support Hardware: Choosing Tilt and Recline Resistance
The Dynamic Head Support Hardware absorbs client forces and then returns the client to an upright and neutral head position. The purpose of this dynamic component is to protect the client from harm, prevent the mounting hardware from breaking, and to reduce overall extension tone. This hardware can be used with nearly any head pad to best meet an individual’s needs.Continue Reading