What types of Static Footrests does Seating Dynamics offer?

Sometimes a dynamic footrest is not appropriate due to a client’s lack of range or atypical leg and/or foot postures. Typically, a standard footrest hanger and footplate are appropriate. Occasionally, more specific and Heavy Duty designs are required.

Our Adjustable Knee upper footrest hardware provides a wider range of knee angles using hardware that is very durable and will not lose position due to the clamping method. Adjustment is accomplished using male/female steel splines.

Our Adjustable Windswept upper footrest hardware is designed to accommodate increased hip adduction on one side and increased hip abduction on the other side.

Our Adjustable Super Contracture upper footrest hardware is designed to accommodate significant knee flexion.

Seating Dynamics also provides adjustable plantar and dorsi flexion extensions.

Can a one piece footboard be used with the dynamic footrests?

A one piece footboard can be added to the dynamic footrests as a custom modification. A one piece footboard does limit the ability of each footrest to respond independently. Many clients with increased tone may have higher tone or more movement on one side of the body. By using separate footplates, movement can occur when and to the degree required on each side of the body. The one piece footboard flips up for transfers.

If the client’s feet are secured, isn’t that considered a restraint?

A positioning device, such as an ankle strap, is designed to maintain alignment with the support surfaces (i.e. a footplate), 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.


Do the client’s feet need to be secured to the footplate when using the dynamic footrests?

Yes, the client’s feet need to be secured using ankle and/or toe straps, “ankle huggers” or shoeholders with straps to maintain contact with the footplate and activate the dynamic footrests. Otherwise, the feet may simply move off of the footplate during movement.