3 part webinar series: Muscle Tone: Definitions, Etiology, Pathophysiology and Related Diagnoses 10/7/21, Muscle Tone and Movement Disorders: Challenges with Wheelchair Seating 10/14/21, Dynamic Seating Interventions for Tone and Movement 10/20/21
This RESNA Position Paper was approved by the Board of Directors in November of 2020. This Position Paper has now been published in the Taylor & Frances Assistive Technology Journal as of September 2021.
Joe is a teenager with very high muscle tone and strong patterns of movement due to brain injury as an infant. See how Dynamic Seating has helped him maintain position, reduce extension, and improve function.
Some of our most frequently asked questions have to do with Compatibility and Installation of the Dynamic Rocker Back interface (DRBi). Let’s take a look at the questions you have been asking and our answers.
When Kylie used to push on her footplates, her entire body extended and she moved out of position in relation to her seating system. With Dynamic Footrests, the footrests move in response to her force and so she remains in a seated position.
Dynamic Seating is designed to provide movement; however, client movement may actually decrease after using Dynamic Seating for a while. Why?
Doug Cobbs, ATP, CRTS is Vice President of Healthcare Equipment, Inc. in Durham, North Carolina. Doug has been working closely with Seating Dynamics to address the needs of a client he works with, Carl. Doug graciously shared some of his time with me recently.
Carl uses a molded seating systems with power wheelchair. See how Dynamic Seating improves both his positioning and function.
Are there instances when Dynamic Seating is NOT indicated for a client? A while back, a colleague of mine stated, “why wouldn’t we let a client move?” We are wired to move and seek out movement for a variety of reasons. Personally, I’m not a big fan of sitting still.
When ordering or receiving single or multi axis Dynamic Head Support Hardware, many people ask us “Where’s the Ball?” Most head supports (or headrests) use a ball between the head pad and the mounting hardware. Seating Dynamics does not. Why?