Michelle L. Lange will present the live webinar, Dynamic Seating: Who Can Benefit from This Technology? care of NRRTS on February 27, 2020.
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.
OT Michelle Lange presented Dynamic Seating: providing movement for clinical benefits at the 2019 Action Seating & Mobility ACTNow Conference.
Seating Dynamics offers 3 Dynamic Seating options – the Dynamic Rocker Back interface, Dynamic Footrests, and Dynamic Head Support Hardware. The last option is available in Single Axis (which moves about 10 degrees posteriorly in midline) and Multi-Axis (which moves about 10 degrees in any direction). The hardware is compatible with a number of manufacturer’s head pads.
Phillip has a many Seating Dynamics dynamic seating elements as part of his wheelchair. Watch the video to see Phillip’s reaction!
Oftentimes people ask me who is appropriate for use of Dynamic Seating. Many people can benefit from this technology. One group of people for whom Dynamic Seating is particularly helpful are those with Huntington’s Disease.
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.
When I say, “Dynamic Seating”, you may immediately think of clients who have a lot of tone and are breaking equipment. Dynamic Seating is often used to prevent equipment damage, but has other applications, as well. As a matter of fact, Dynamic Seating is being used more and more with people who have a spinal cord injury.