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The Importance of Movement for All

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS We Need to Move Movement is normal. We are born moving and continue to do so our entire life. Our bodies are designed to move – it is actually easier to move than to stay still! When movement is prevented or restricted, we experience negative physiological effects. Movement is…

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Dynamic Seating for People with Cerebral Palsy

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Dynamic Seating is movement which occurs within the seat and/or wheelchair frame in response to force from the client.  Dynamic components absorb force which in turn assists the client back to a starting position. Dynamic Seating is frequently used to prevent equipment breakage, prevent client injury, diffuse extensor tone,…

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Dynamic Seating: a cost benefit analysis

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Whenever I recommend complex rehab equipment for a client, I need to be aware of the cost of my recommendations. Why? One reason is that my documentation must often include why something less costly will not meet the client’s needs. I often hear from team members who are considering…

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Dynamic Seating: What Does the Research Say? Part 2

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS Our last blog explored some of the research that has been done on Dynamic Seating, demonstrating the effectiveness of this intervention for many of the clients using wheelchair technologies. This blog will review 3 additional studies. Although these studies are now dated, the information is still relevant to our…

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Dynamic Seating: What Does the Research Say? Part 1

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS If you have been reading our blogs, thanks! You have seen that we are passionate about Dynamic Seating and have addressed many issues in these blogs and in other resources – clinical indicators, case studies, clinician and supplier perspectives, funding, maintenance and more! In this blog series, I would…

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