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Maintaining Head Support Position – let’s do the math!

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS I see a lot of clients for head positioning in their wheelchair seating system. This requires a thorough seating assessment, as well as providing the best product. Even if I choose what I believe to be the very best head support for a client, I find that maintaining the…

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Dynamic Head Support Hardware: Choosing Tilt and Recline Resistance

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

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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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New Back Cane Saw & Drill Jig Simplifies DRBi Installation

Seating Dynamics Dynamic Rocker Back interface (DRBi) provides movement in response to client forces. These forces are stored and then return the client to a neutral starting position. This Dynamic Back has many clinical applications, but first it must be correctly mounted to a wheelchair base.

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Determining Resistance: Head Support

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS This blog is the third in a series on determining the optimal resistance when using dynamic components. The first blog in this series addressed determining resistance in the Dynamic Rocker Back Interface (DRBi) and the second blog addressed finding the optimal resistance when using Dynamic Footrests. In this final…

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How Much is too Much? Choosing Resistance.

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

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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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