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Posts Tagged ‘brain injury’

Faith – Seeking Movement

Faith is a 9-year-old girl with diagnoses including brain injury, cerebral palsy, seizures and blindness. She loves sensory input, including rocking in her manual wheelchair.

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Movement and Neuroplasticity

Movement in a seating system and mobility device is essential for neuroplasticity in the neurologically challenged client. I have worked with neurologically challenged children and adults for 30 years and have observed the changes in our professional/medical understanding of how the brain develops and copes with these issues and the resultant changes in treatment. Read…

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Dynamic Seating for Wheelchairs – Dynamic Components in Motion

Seating Dynamics offers a Dynamic Rocker Back Interface, Dynamic Footrests and Dynamic Head Support Hardware which are compatible with most manual and power wheelchairs. These add-on wheelchair components provide and support movement within a wheelchair throughout the body. Dynamic Seating serves as a solution to a variety of wheelchair seating challenges and can help: To…

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The Label Game – which clients use Dynamic Seating?

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS When I first began working with clients more than 30 years ago (yikes!), I saw many children with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is an umbrella diagnosis with many other diagnoses residing underneath. As the practice of medicine has progressed, many children have more specific diagnoses thanks…

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Change Can Be Good! An Interview with Cary Yarbrough of Action Seating and Mobility

Cary Yarbrough, ATP, works with Action Seating and Mobility in Sherwood, AK. He has been working with dynamic seating for many years, having mainly recommended the Kids Rock wheelchair in the past. When this was discontinued, he set out to find other options. Cary’s number one goal at the 2017 International Seating Symposium was to find Dynamic Seating – and he did at the Seating Dynamics booth.

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Why Movement Helps People With Brain Injuries

“Jackson” (named has been changed) was in a car accident when he was only 6 years old and sustained a significant brain injury. As a result, he was unable to move himself, communicate with others, or control anything in his environment. He has been using various mobility bases since that time.

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Dynamic Seating

According to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, Yin and Yang are “opposite contrary forces that are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent as they interrelate to one another.” “Dynamic” and “static” have these similar properties as we apply them to seating. The definition of “dynamic” is “of or concerned with energy or forces that produce motion,” as…

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