Faith is a 9-year-old girl with diagnoses including brain injury, cerebral palsy, seizures and blindness. She loves sensory input, including rocking in her manual wheelchair.
Amanda has a diagnosis of spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and loves to rock. Dynamic Seating allows her controlled and safe movement in a wheelchair.
This document is designed to provide Clinical Guidelines for the use of Dynamic Seating with clients who have the potential to develop increased postural control and function.
Clinical Guidelines For Dynamic Wheelchair Seating: Clients with Increased Muscle Tone and/or Forceful Movements
This document is designed to provide Clinical Guidelines for the use of Dynamic Seating with clients who have increased muscle tone and/or forceful movements.
Clinical Guidelines for Dynamic Wheelchair Seating: Providing Movement for Sensory Input, Decreasing Agitation, and/or Increasing Alertness – Clients Who Seek out Movement
This document is designed to provide Clinical Guidelines for the use of Dynamic Seating with clients who seek out movement and /or have behavioral issues. It covers providing movement for sensory input, decreasing agitation, and/or increasing alertness.
Sample Letter of Medical Necessity for Dynamic Components Used to Prevent Breakage and Diffuse Muscle Tone
This sample medical justification wording for specific Dynamic Seating components which may be used in documentation, such as a Letter of Medical Necessity.
Wheeled seating and mobility is designed to support a person in an optimal position within a dependent or independent mobility base. Optimal positioning may be defined as orthopedic alignment, body symmetry in multiple planes, pressure distribution or increased function. Another measure of optimal positioning within a wheelchair is comfort – otherwise referred to as the lack or reduction of pain. Prolonged sitting can lead to pain, particularly in certain wheelchair users.
Phillip is an adult with developmental disabilities. He lives at the Mary Campbell Center in Wilmington, DE. He has increased muscle tone throughout his body. Phillip is non-ambulatory and nonverbal. He seeks out movement and tends to rock with his entire body in his manual wheelchair for much of the day.
The following are results of a literature review on Dynamic Wheelchair Seating. This term is used in multiple contexts. Some…