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You can’t get that funded! If the client can move, they will just extend more! Or they will move out of position! And, there isn’t any evidence that this intervention is beneficial. Are these facts or myths? Michelle Lange will present this Numotion Dynamic Seating Seminar on July 21, 2020.

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In general, if a client has moderate to significant hip extension, is seeking movement, and/or has a history of equipment breakage, a Dynamic Back may be appropriate. However, trialing a Dynamic Back can be challenging, as the frame may have to be modified to trial this equipment. How do you determine if this intervention is appropriate without actually trying it?

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Some clients may benefit from a telescoping feature in their wheelchair footrest. This client may have very tight hamstrings which limit active knee extension. The telescoping feature can absorb and diffuse force. Knee extension, in combination with the telescoping feature, follows the natural arc of movement which occurs when the knee is straightened.

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In general, if a client has moderate to significant extension and/or has a history of equipment breakage, Dynamic Footrests may be appropriate. You may note that the client is extending at the knees, exerting significant force on the footplates, or actually leveraging off of the footplates and elevating the pelvis clear off of the seating…

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A general Decision Making Tree, guiding the provider through clinical indicators for dynamic seating. Download to read more. Download a Copy Online Form – Seating Dynamics – Resources Library Form

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The lower portion of the Seating Dynamics Dynamic Footrest may rotate in relation to the upper portion. If this occurs, please watch this video for instructions on adjusting the anti-rotation screw. For more information about our Dynamic Footrests, please go to https://www.seatingdynamics.com/footrests/dynamic-wheelchair-footrests/

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“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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