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Maintaining Head Support Position – let’s do the math!

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS I see a lot of clients for head positioning in their wheelchair seating system. This requires a thorough seating assessment, as well as providing the best product. Even if I choose what I believe to be the very best head support for a client, I find that maintaining the…

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Dynamic Head Support Hardware: Choosing Tilt and Recline Resistance

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS The Dynamic Head Support Hardware absorbs client forces and then returns the client to an upright and neutral head position. The purpose of this dynamic component is to protect the client from harm, prevent the mounting hardware from breaking, and to reduce overall extension tone. This hardware can be…

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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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FAQ: Can Dynamic Seating Be Used on any Wheelchair?

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Did you know that Seating Dynamics has a very comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions? You can find this list by ‘hovering’ over the Dynamic Seating tab on our website. One of our FAQs is “Can dynamic seating be used on any wheelchair?”

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Determining Resistance: Head Support

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS This blog is the third in a series on determining the optimal resistance when using dynamic components. The first blog in this series addressed determining resistance in the Dynamic Rocker Back Interface (DRBi) and the second blog addressed finding the optimal resistance when using Dynamic Footrests. In this final…

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Dynamic Stories: An Interview with Robert’s Parents

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Robert is a Dynamic Seating old-timer. This 27 year old man has been using Dynamic Seating for about 10 years now. I had the privilege of speaking with Robert’s parents, Jeffrey and Mary Elizabeth, on the phone recently.

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Dynamic Stories: Time to Rock and Not Roll

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Phillip is a mover and a shaker – literally! This adult with developmental disabilities likes to move. He lives at a residential facility in Delaware. Years of rocking in his manual wheelchairs have left a trail of destruction. He has broken seating systems, mounting hardware, and wheelchair frames as…

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Can I get this paid for? Part 4: Dynamic Headrest

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Our last blog provided suggested wording to be used in documentation to obtain successful funding for Dynamic Footrests. In the last of this series, we will look at specific wording for various applications of Dynamic Headrests. These examples do not replace competent evaluation. Choose the wording that matches an…

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