Skip to content

Resources

Young girl with cerebral palsy sitting in Dynamic Seating wheelchair

Dynamic Seating for People with Cerebral Palsy

Posted in , , , ,

Dynamic Seating is movement which occurs within the seat and/or wheelchair frame in response to force from the client.  Dynamic components absorb force which in turn assists the client back to a starting position. Dynamic Seating is frequently used to prevent equipment breakage, prevent client injury, diffuse extensor tone, and provide movement. For people with cerebral palsy who use a wheelchair, Dynamic Seating is a great option for many reasons.

Read More
seating dynamics lochlann's new dynamic head support

Lochlann’s New Dynamic Head Support Diffuses His Strong Neck Extension and Rotation

Posted in , ,

Lochlann has strong extension and dystonia and also seeks out movement. A dynamic back and dynamic head support diffuse these forces and allow movement.

Read More
seating dynamics case study lochlann supporting extensor tone

Lochlann – Supporting Extensor Tone

Posted in

Lochlann has strong extension and dystonia and also seeks out movement. A dynamic back and dynamic head support diffuse these forces and allow movement.

Read More
seating dynamics blog hip extension and loss of position

Hip Extension & Loss of Position

Posted in ,

This young man extends with significant force at his hips, causing him to elevate his pelvis off of the cushion. When he relaxes, his pelvis lands on the cushion in a posterior pelvic tilt.

Read More
Missy Ball

Dynamic Stories – Clinician Interview: Missy Ball, PT, MT, ATP

Posted in , ,

Missy Ball is a retired physical therapist in Metairie, LA who has many years of experience in wheelchair seating and mobility, including Dynamic Seating (DS).

Read More
Taylor sitting in dynamic wheelchair

Evaluation, Simulation, and Dynamic Seating Trials

Posted in , , ,

Recently a therapist asked me how she could recommend Dynamic Seating components if she didn’t actually try these with a client. Great question! It is not typically realistic to conduct Dynamic Seating trials as one would need to place Dynamic Seating components on a client’s wheelchair for trial and often the frame would need to be modified to accept these components.

Read More
seating dynamics blog clinical indicators maintaining posture by providing movement

Clinical Indicators: Maintaining Posture by Providing Movement

Posted in , ,

Dynamic Seating has many clinical indicators, including reducing active client extension, preventing client pain and injury, preventing equipment breakage, providing movement, and improving postural control, stability, and function.

Read More
seating dynamics blog clinician interview elaine

Clinician Interview: Elaine T. Lu PT, MHEd, ATP

Posted in ,

Elaine Lu is a physical therapist in Salt Lake City, UT who has many years of experience in wheelchair seating and mobility, including Dynamic Seating (DS).

Read More
Seminar Watch Now

Free CEU: Dynamic Seating and Power Wheelchairs

Posted in , , ,

Dynamic Seating can be used successfully on a power wheelchair, though there are unique parameters which must be considered.

Read More
seating dynamics

What is Dynamic Seating? A Definition. – An update of our most popular blog!

Posted in ,

Our most-read blog is one that defines Dynamic Seating. That initial blog was posted about 4 years ago, so we wanted to revisit this foundational topic.

Read More