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Posts Tagged ‘Dynamic Head Support Hardware’

Growing Up in a Wheelchair. Will Dynamic Seating Grow too?

I mainly work in pediatrics and so growth is always a concern. When recommending equipment, whether it be a bath seat or a wheelchair frame, I need to know how much growth is available in order to ensure the item will continue to meet a child’s needs for as long as possible. After all, this complex rehab equipment is expensive, and funding is often a challenge. 

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Dynamic Head Support for Wheelchairs: can I add additional supports?

Seating Dynamics offers 3 Dynamic Seating options – the Dynamic Rocker Back interface, Dynamic Footrests, and Dynamic Head Support Hardware. The last option is available in Single Axis (which moves about 10 degrees posteriorly in midline) and Multi-Axis (which moves about 10 degrees in any direction). The hardware is compatible with a number of manufacturer’s head pads.

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Seating Dynamics Dynamic Head Support Hardware

Dynamic Head Support Hardware is compatible with most head pads and provides movement to protect the client from injury, the hardware from breakage and to diffuse force and extension. Product Info: https://www.seatingdynamics.com/dynamic-head-support-hardware/ Case Study / Blog: https://www.seatingdynamics.com/2017/02/22/3-reasons-allow-neck-extend/

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Evaluation, Simulation and Dynamic Seating Trials

Recently a therapist asked me how she could recommend Dynamic Seating components if she didn’t actually try these with a client. Great question! It is not typically realistic to conduct Dynamic Seating trials as one would need to place Dynamic Seating components on a client’s wheelchair for trial and often the frame would need to be modified to accept these components. A similar situation occurs with molding seating. Molded seating cannot truly be simulated without a shape capture and/or providing the fabricated molded seating system. Instead, clinical reasoning is used to determine that molded seating is indicated.

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