Many clients who benefit from Dynamic Seating specifically benefit from movement at the neck. This may include clients who forcefully extend at the neck or who bang against the head support repeatedly, often in conjunction with a total body rocking movement.
Dynamic Seating can assist with preventing client injury for those who exert sustained or intermittent force against seating components. These forces can lead to pain, joint and bone injuries, and possibly even concussions. Dynamic Seating absorbs forces, preventing these injuries.
John was shaken as a baby and has a brain injury, hydrocephalus, and uncontrolled seizures (Lennox Gestaut syndrome). Learn how Dynamic Seating helps him move, stay safe and reduce equipment breakage to his wheelchair.
Macara McGregor works at St. Amant, a center for adults and children with disabilities. Many residents live at the center, short or long term, and others attend day programs or the private school.
Many clients using wheelchair seating have increased muscle tone. This can lead to active extension, particularly at the hips, knees, and neck.
Derrick’s dynamic seating has reduced active muscle tone, improved his posture, and reduced equipment breakage.
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.
Jonathan is a young man with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Dynamic Seating added to his wheelchair has helped him address tone that just won’t quit.
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?
Tyler is a young man with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy.He is extremely strong and has broken many parts on his wheelchair. When tone management didn’t work, dynamic seating did.