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Which clients benefit from dynamic seating by diagnosis?

As dynamic seating is often used by clients who have increased muscle tone, clients with the following diagnoses often benefit from this technology: Cerebral palsy Traumatic brain injury Spinal cord injury (when spasms are present) Huntington’s Chorea Other diagnoses where increased tone is present As dynamic seating is also frequently used by clients who seek…

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Which dynamic head support hardware should I recommend?

The Single Axis dynamic head support hardware provides approximately 8 degrees of movement posteriorly. The resistance can be changed using different elastomers. The Multi Axis dynamic headrest provides movement posteriorly and laterally, allowing this to respond to rotational movement. If the client does not always extend directly in midline, but has some rotation to their…

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What part numbers do I need to order a pair of dynamic footrests?

It is best to call and let us help you determine which dynamic components are needed to match your client’s needs. The installed length of our footrest is determined by the manner in which our adapter mounts into the specific wheelchair: they may be level with, above or below the seat rail. We can help…

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What is the longest dynamic footrest I can order?

The longest dynamic footrest is approximately 21 inches from the seat pan to the footplate. This will vary depending on the type of wheelchair, as some receivers sit above the seat pan and will affect the overall length. VERY IMPORTANT: when using the longer length dynamic footrests, the seat to floor height of the wheelchair…

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Are the dynamic footrests adjustable in length?

Yes, the dynamic footrests have 2.5 inches of length adjustment in the standard models. The high pivot model, which is used with a shorter seat pan to foot plate length, has an additional 2 inches of vertical adjustment available in the hanger.

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Do the dynamic footrests swing away for client transfers?

Yes, the Seating Dynamics footrests will swing away (in or out) or lift out from the wheelchair by simply sliding the release button located on the outside of the receiver to the rear. Swinging inward allows the footrest to move out of the way for a transfer even if there is not room to the…

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