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Who Can Benefit from Dynamic Seating?

Dynamic Seating for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

When I say, “Dynamic Seating”, you may immediately think of clients who have a lot of tone and are breaking equipment. Dynamic Seating is often used to prevent equipment damage, but has other applications, as well. As a matter of fact, Dynamic Seating is being used more and more with people who have a spinal cord injury.

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Dynamic Seating for People with Cerebral Palsy

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Dynamic Seating is movement which occurs within the seat and/or wheelchair frame in response to force from the client.  Dynamic components absorb force which in turn assists the client back to a starting position. Dynamic Seating is frequently used to prevent equipment breakage, prevent client injury, diffuse extensor tone,…

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A Dynamic Journey – a solution to wheelchair breakage and so much more

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS This blog addresses various aspects of Dynamic Seating – seating that provides movement in response to client forces. Just how do people actually find this solution? Well, many caregivers and health care professionals are working with a client who has broken their seating system, mounting hardware and/or mobility base.…

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Dynamic Stories: Eddie and the Broken Wheelchair

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS One day while looking at the Seating Dynamics YouTube channel, I came across a video of a young man named Eddie using a dynamic back. We were able to contact his Mom, Megan, who was kind enough to speak with me by phone. Eddie is a 16 year old…

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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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The Label Game – which clients use Dynamic Seating?

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS When I first began working with clients more than 30 years ago (yikes!), I saw many children with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is an umbrella diagnosis with many other diagnoses residing underneath. As the practice of medicine has progressed, many children have more specific diagnoses thanks…

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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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