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What is Muscle Tone?

If a client has increased muscle tone, this will impact what seated position is selected and what seating strategies will be used to achieve and maintain this position.

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What are Primitive Reflexes?

Primitive Reflexes, also called obligatory patterns, are commonly seen in people with increased muscle tone. These reflexes are present in infancy and often aid in specific tasks such as nursing.

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What are Movement Disorders?

This is the second blog in a series on muscle tone and positioning. Many people with increased muscle tone also demonstrate various movement disorders. Let’s take a look.

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FAQ: When is Dynamic Seating NOT Clinically Indicated?

Are there instances when Dynamic Seating is NOT indicated for a client? A while back, a colleague of mine stated, “why wouldn’t we let a client move?” We are wired to move and seek out movement for a variety of reasons. Personally, I’m not a big fan of sitting still.

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Dynamic Seating – 3 Part Webinar Series

3 part webinar series: Muscle Tone: Definitions, Etiology, Pathophysiology and Related Diagnoses 10/7/21, Muscle Tone and Movement Disorders: Challenges with Wheelchair Seating 10/14/21, Dynamic Seating Interventions for Tone and Movement 10/20/21

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