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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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Spencer has cerebral palsy and very strong extensor tone. His Dynamic Footrests move in response to his extension and diffuse his tone. Without Dynamic Footrests, Spencer ‘stands’ in his wheelchair! He also does not move the same on both sides of his body. The Seating Dynamics Dynamic Footrests move in response to each leg, regardless of the degree of force or movement.

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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, and provide movement. For people with cerebral palsy who use a wheelchair, Dynamic Seating is a great option for many reasons.

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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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The Dynamic Rocker Back Interface moves in response to client forces and then returns the client to an upright and neutral starting position. The DRBi reduces client injury, equipment breakage, and extensor forces, as well as provides movement. Product Info: https://www.seatingdynamics.com/dynamic-rockerback/ Cast Study / Blog: https://www.seatingdynamics.com/2016/10/17/3-reasons-provide-dynamic-posterior-movement-trunk-pelvis/

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The following are sample medical justification wording for specific Dynamic Seating components which may be used in documentation, such as a Letter of Medical Necessity. These examples do not replace competent evaluation. If you require further assistance with documentation, please contact us for help. Download to learn more. Download a Copy Online Form – Seating…

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