Our last blog addressed using dynamic seating to prevent equipment breakage, particularly with clients who exhibit increased muscle tone. These clients often display strong extension, sometimes referred to as an “extensor thrust.” This intermittent and strong force can lead to breakage of the wheelchair seating system and frame.
Dynamic Seating is often used to prevent equipment breakage. Some clients who use wheelchair seating exhibit increased muscle tone. This is common in clients with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and Huntington’s disease. Increased muscle tone or spasticity is caused by an imbalance of signals from the central nervous system to the muscles. In addition to increased muscle tone, primitive reflexes and involuntary movements may also be present.
Dynamic Seating, a webinar, was presented by Suzanne Payne Eason, OT/L for NRRTS on 4/20/16.
Dynamic Seating, a webinar, was presented by Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS for Numotion.
Suzanne Eason, OT/L – NRRTS Directions
This article will discuss the concepts of how & why dynamic components on seating systems and wheelchair frames enhance development via neuroplasticity.
Dee Dee Freney, OTR/L, ATP and Keith Schwartz, MA, ATP – NRRTS Directions
The balance of stability and movement is key to function. Dynamic Seating can facilitate this through supports.
Nordic Seating Symposium, 2015 Oslo, Norway Dynamic Seating – creating possibilities Tomas Collin
NuFair, Salisbury, MD, 2015 Salisbury, MD Dynamic Seating: Principles and Practices for Clients with Neurological Diagnoses Barbara Crane, PhD, PT, ATP/SMS
International Seating Symposium, 2015 Nashville, TN Using Seating to Enhance Movement of the Body in a Wheelchair Jessica Presperin Pedersen, MBA, OTR/L,…
RESNA Position on the Application of Wheelchairs, Seating Systems, and Secondary Supports for Positioning vs. Restraint
Dynamic Seating also requires the use of secondary supports, including Pelvic Positioning Belts and Foot straps. These secondary supports may…