Preventing Client Injury
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
Supplier Interview: Concussions don’t Just Happen in Football
Recently I had a nice conversation with a colleague about Dynamic Seating. Joe McKnight is Director of Business Development in California, Nevada, and Arizona for Numotion, and he has been in the wheelchair seating and mobility field for a long time – probably longer than he would like to admit! Having that much experience provides a unique view. Joe states that “how we practiced 30 years ago and how we practice now should be different. We need to re-evaluate how we are doing things and how we need to change.”Continue Reading
Can Dynamic Seating Prevent Client Injury?
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Our past two blogs have addressed clinical benefits of Dynamic Seating, specifically the evidence for Dynamic Seating improving Postural Control and Function. Several of our past blogs have addressed using Dynamic Seating to prevent client injury, typically by exploring specific case studies. In this blog, we will take a…Continue Reading