|Let’s Get Moving! Providing Movement Within a Wheelchair Seating System by Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Exceptional Parent, May 25, 2018
A case study highlighting the benefits of Dynamic Seating
|Movement and Neuroplasticity by Suzanne Payne Eason, OT/L
NRRTS Directions, 2018, Vol. 2, Medical Focus Column, page 28 – 30.
An article discussing the impact movement has on brain development.
|Dynamic Seating: The Results are In! by Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
From Mobility Management, February 2017
A summary of a national survey on Dynamic Seating use and applications.
|Dynamic Seating by Dee Dee Freney, OTR/L, ATP and Keith Schwartz, MA, ATP
From NRRTS Directions, 2015, Vol. 4, Clinical Corner feature
A comprehensive article on Dynamic Seating products and interventions, including clinical practice guidelines.
|Enhancing Development with Dynamic Components by Suzanne Eason, OT/L
From NRRTS Directions, 2015, Vol. 4, Rehab Case Study feature
A case study highlighting the use of Dynamic Seating.
Phillip – A Case Study of Dynamic Seating Used to Provide Movement
Seeking movement, Phillip rocks his wheelchair nearly constantly, tearing up tires, Dynamic Seating components and more as well as repeatedly hitting his head on his headrest. See Phillip before and after with his new Seating Dynamics components.
Kylie – Breakage, Pressure and Cute Shoes
How Dynamic Seating helped a young woman navigate fractured metal pieces on her power wheelchair, pressure injuries and erratic positioning.
Daniel: Managing High Tone Through Dynamic Seating
See how Dynamic Seating addresses contrasting muscle tone and reduces client injury for Daniel as he grows from child into young adulthood.
Eddie – A Case Study of Dynamic Seating Used to Diffuse Force and Prevent Equipment Breakage
How Dynamic Seating diffused force to reduce muscle tone, reduce client injury, and prevent equipment breakage.
Derrick – Meeting Multiple Needs through Dynamic Seating
How Dynamic Seating managed muscle tone, prevented ongoing wheelchair breakage, resulted in less aggressive seating needs, and reduced repositioning requirements.
Document 1: Clinical Indicators For Dynamic Wheelchair Seating: Clients with Increased Muscle Tone
A comprehensive Decision Making Tree to guide clinical intervention with clients who have increased muscle tone.
Document 2: Clinical Indicators for Dynamic Wheelchair Seating: Providing Movement
A comprehensive Decision Making Tree to guide clinical intervention with clients who seek out movement.
Document 3: Dynamic Seating Decision Making Tree
A general Decision Making Tree, guiding the provider through clinical indicators for dynamic seating.
Document 4: Proceedings Paper for Positioning the Head
A proceedings paper on Positioning the Head from the 2017 International Seating Symposium, including information on Dynamic Seating at the head.
Document 5: Literature Review on Dynamic Wheelchair Seating
A comprehensive review of research and other literature pertaining to Dynamic Seating, including article summaries.
Document 6: Pain in People using Wheelchairs
This paper explores available research on pain among wheelchair users, the link between pain and an inability to change position, and interventions. A critical goal of wheelchair seating and mobility evaluation is to alleviate user pain. The paper also includes a literature review.
Document 7: Literature Review on Wheelchair Suspension
A comprehensive review of research and other literature pertaining to wheelchair suspension, including article summaries.
Document 8: Seating Dynamics Dynamic Seating Sample Medical Justification Wording
This document contains examples which can be used to justify dynamic seating components in a Letter of Medical Necessity.
Document 11: Positioning vs. Restraint – Frequently Asked Questions
Dynamic Seating also requires the use of secondary supports, including Pelvic Positioning Belts and Foot straps. These secondary supports may be misconstrued as restraints. This brief document provides information on Restraint policies and how to ensure that a client’s positional needs can still be met.
Document 12: RESNA Position on the Application of Wheelchairs, Seating Systems, and Secondary Supports for Positioning vs. Restraint
Dynamic Seating also requires the use of secondary supports, including Pelvic Positioning Belts and Foot straps. These secondary supports may be misconstrued as restraints. This Position Paper provides clinical guidelines, a summary of available research, and a comprehensive overview of relevant policies. This Position Paper can be helpful in ensuring that a client’s positional needs can be met in environments where Restraint policies are in effect.
Designability in the UK is currently researching Dynamic Seating with children who have cerebral palsy and dystonia and have come to a number of strong conclusions. Find out more at Designing Seating to Give Freedom of Movement to Children with Cerebral Palsy here.