Where is the ball?

Our Head Support Hardware does not include the typical ball used to connect to the occipital pad. Instead, we use an adapter which attaches directly to the pad. This adapter allows for full adjustment in multiple planes, but holds position much better than a round ball.

Which receiver do I need to order?

Seating Dynamics offers a number of receivers to fit a variety of wheelchair bases and to address specific scenarios. More information can be found on the Dynamic Footrests webpage. Some receivers extend above the level of the seat pan and may require the seat to be notched at both front corners. Please contact us for more information.

If the client uses a pelvic positioning belt, isn’t that considered a restraint?

A positioning device, such as a pelvic positioning belt, is designed to maintain alignment with the support surfaces (i.e. the seat and back), provide stability and postural support and to promote function. A restraint is intended to limit movement to protect the client and/or others.

For specific restraint regulations and documentation requirements to allow provision of necessary postural supports, please refer to “Positioning vs. Restraint” under our Downloadable Resources.

How does the dynamic head support hardware attach to the wheelchair?

Seating Dynamics offers two options.

First is a universal mounting bracket that is attached to the posterior surface of the back of the seating system.

Second, a spreader bar mount is available if the universal mounting bracket will not work, dependent on the type of back used. This is width and depth adjustable. A quick release mount is available to easily remove the head support.

A quick release mount is available to easily remove the head support.

A client I am working with has unusual foot placement that I cannot accommodate on separate footplates. Do you offer a one piece footboard? Does it move for transfers?

Yes, we do offer a one piece footboard that also flips-up for transfers. A one piece footboard provides a wider space to accommodate the feet where needed and also will not “sag” medially as many footplates tend to do over time and under force. This also prevents the feet from falling into the space between the footplates.