The forces from extension on a static wheelchair seat and frame can be so strong as to cause damage to equipment. Hardware used to mount the seating system and components (such as a head support), are particularly susceptible to damage.
Many clients using wheelchair seating have increased muscle tone. This can lead to active extension, particularly at the hips, knees, and neck.
Dynamic seating has many potential applications. Dynamic components absorb and diffuse force, protecting the wheelchair user from injury caused by sustained and/or repeated forces and reducing damage to the seating system and wheelchair.
Definitions and terminology may not seem very exciting but are very important. It is critical that we each know exactly what assistive technology or intervention is being recommended or used. In this video, Michelle Lange presents a definition and explains What is Dynamic Seating?
You can’t get that funded! If the client can move, they will just extend more! Or they will move out of position! And, there isn’t any evidence that this intervention is beneficial. Are these facts or myths? Michelle Lange presented this Numotion webinar on July 21, 2020 and busted these myths!
Michelle Lange and Barbara Crane presented this instructional session at the International Seating Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 6, 2020.
Michelle L. Lange presented, Dynamic Seating: Who Can Benefit from This Technology? care of NRRTS on February 27, 2020. Watch on demand and earn CEUs now.
OT Michelle Lange presented Dynamic Seating: providing movement for clinical benefits at the 2019 Action Seating & Mobility ACTNow Conference.
Several professionals spoke on Dynamic Seating – Exploring Theory, Research, and Products at the The 35th International Seating Symposium, 2019.