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How to Determine Which Dynamic Footrest Movements are Indicated for an Individual?

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Dynamic Footrests provide up to three types of movement – a telescoping downward movement, knee extension, and plantar/dorsi flexion.

Oliver Case Study

Oliver – Increasing Strength and Decreasing Constipation

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Oliver is an adorable 5 year old male born at 40 weeks with forceps delivery due to transverse presentation. Several weeks after birth, he was diagnosed with epilepsy, spastic quadriplegia, cortical vision impairment, and hypothyroidism.

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Dynamic Seating and the Restraint Debate

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There are times when a wheelchair seating and mobility team, after careful evaluation and problem-solving, makes specific recommendations – only to hear that these well thought out interventions may be considered to be a restraint. So just what is considered a restraint and how does this affect Dynamic Seating?

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Quick Class: Dynamic Seating – Footrest Resistance

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The optimal level of resistance is critical to the functioning of Dynamic Footrests. In this Quick Class, we will review how to determine resistance at the telescoping and elevating features.

Myra Vasquez-Romero, OTR, ATP

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Regional Manager, Lightning Mobility Evaluations, LLC Former Clinical Coordinator Outpatient Pediatric Seating and Mobility Clinic TIRR Memorial Hermann Pediatric Outpatient…

Judy Garber

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“Ted, I just wanted to send one last e-mail to let you know I installed the dynamic footrests on Amber’s chair yesterday. She is very happy with how they move and work for her. It’s an amazing concept, and so beneficial for someone like her. Thanks again for all the help with getting her the correct parts.”

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Sara: a mover and a shaker!

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Sara has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy and seizures. She has a long history of destroying footrests with aggressive movement in her wheelchair, Dynamic Seating has helped.

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Dynamic Seating: Providing Movement for Clinical Benefit

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Join OT Michelle Lange for this Numotion hosted webinar on how Dynamic Seating provides movement within a wheelchair, and how this movement can lead to clinical benefits.

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Phillip – Before and After Dynamic Seating

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On the left, Phillip had rocked so much in his static wheelchair that the frame was worn to the point of allowing excessive movement. On the right, he is enjoying the smooth rocking movement of the Seating Dynamics Dynamic Rocker Back interface which allows him to move and maintains frame integrity.

Case Study Jacqueline

Jacqueline – Decreased Pain and An Unexpected Improvement

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Jacqueline has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy and is now in her mid-30s. She has a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Speech Communication from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.