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Determining Resistance: Dynamic Footrests – Update

This blog was originally posted in February 2018. We are posting this update with some new information and recommendations! Seating Dynamics Dynamic Footrests can move in up to 3 directions. First, the footrests can telescope, allowing movement downward. Second, the footrests can elevate, allowing the knee to extend and the foot to move forward. Third,…

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Comfort vs. Pain in Funding Documentation

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS If I go to the doctor for any reason, someone on staff always asks if I am in pain and, if so, what level of pain I’m in. Pain is a big deal. Beginning in the 1990’s, increased attention was given to pain and it was even dubbed the…

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FAQ: Can Dynamic Seating Be Used on any Wheelchair?

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Did you know that Seating Dynamics has a very comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions? You can find this list by ‘hovering’ over the Dynamic Seating tab on our website. One of our FAQs is “Can dynamic seating be used on any wheelchair?”

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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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Peanut Butter and Jelly: Dynamic Footrests and Securing the Feet

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

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Can I get this paid for? Part 3: Dynamic Footrests

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Our last blog provided suggested wording to be used in documentation to obtain successful funding for the Dynamic Rocker Back. In this blog, we will look at specific wording for various applications of the Dynamic Footrests. These examples do not replace competent evaluation. Choose the wording that matches an…

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Preserving Joint Integrity through Dynamic Seating

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

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Dynamic Footrest Hangers – It’s All In The Design

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Allowing movement at the knee is more complicated than it sounds. When a client extends at the knee, this movement is not just in one plane. In other words, the foot doesn’t simply slide forward. The foot follows an arc, forward and upward.

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