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Seating Dynamics Dynamic Footrests Diffuse Tone and Respond Individually

Seating Dynamics Dynamic Footrests Diffuse Tone and Respond Individually

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Spencer has cerebral palsy and very strong extensor tone. His Dynamic Footrests move in response to his extension and diffuse his tone. Without Dynamic Footrests, Spencer ‘stands’ in his wheelchair! He also does not move the same on both sides of his body. The Seating Dynamics Dynamic Footrests move in response to each leg, regardless of the degree of force or movement.

Amanda uses her Dynamic Back to rock and to help propel her wheelchair

Amanda uses her Dynamic Back to rock and to help propel her wheelchair

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Amanda loves to rock and the Seating Dynamics Dynamic Rocker Back interface (DRBi) allows her to do just that. The Dynamic Back also allows her to lean back, gathering more movement and force to help her self-propel her manual wheelchair. In this video, we can see Amanda pushing across a smooth floor and then really using the Dynamic Back to help her push over a grassy area.

Seating Dynamics Dynamic Telescoping Footrest for Wheelchair Movement

Seating Dynamics Dynamic Telescoping Footrest for Wheelchair Movement

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Some clients may benefit from a telescoping feature in their wheelchair footrest. This client may have very tight hamstrings which limit active knee extension. The telescoping feature can absorb and diffuse force. Knee extension, in combination with the telescoping feature, follows the natural arc of movement which occurs when the knee is straightened.

Young girl with cerebral palsy sitting in Dynamic Seating wheelchair

Dynamic Seating for People with Cerebral Palsy

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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.

Seating Dynamics Case Study Phillip PDF

Phillip – A Case Study of Dynamic Seating Used to Provide Movement

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Phillip is an adult with developmental disabilities. He lives at the Mary Campbell Center in Wilmington, DE. He has increased muscle tone throughout his body. Phillip is non-ambulatory and nonverbal. He seeks out movement and tends to rock with his entire body in his manual wheelchair for much of the day.

Toby Bergantino

Dynamic Seating through the Years – an interview with Toby Bergantino

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Toby is an ATP who works for Numotion in Connecticut. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Toby on a few occasions and I truly admire his amazing knowledge and experience. He works quite a bit with dynamic seating and I had an opportunity to talk with him about that recently.

Dynamic Back failure

Dynamic Back failure

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Phillip rocks so much in his manual wheelchair that he has broken many backs, including his current dynamic back. He…

Seating Dynamics – changing the Footrest angle at the knee

Seating Dynamics – changing the Footrest angle at the knee

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This video demonstrates how to change the angle of a Seating Dynamics Static or Dynamic Footrest using the Adjustable Knee…

Accommodating repeated banging against a wheelchair head support

Accommodating repeated banging against a wheelchair head support

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Phillip does not yet have a dynamic head support and has a bald spot on the back of his head…

Seating Dynamics Dynamic Head Support Hardware

Seating Dynamics Dynamic Head Support Hardware

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Dynamic Head Support Hardware is compatible with most head pads and provides movement to protect the client from injury, the…