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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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Robert is a Dynamic Seating old-timer. This 27 year old man has been using Dynamic Seating for about 10 years now. He first began using Dynamic Seating when a change in funding prompted the order for a new manual wheelchair and his therapists at California Children’s Services (CCS) along with Betsy McKone (then of Rehab…

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Footboards are sometimes used as an alternative to separate Footplates. When used with our Dynamic Footrests, the dynamic component continues to move readily – even when pressure is exerted unevenly under the feet. The Footboard flips up for transfers. Product Info: https://www.seatingdynamics.com/footrests/dynamic-wheelchair-footrests/

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Seating Dynamics Dynamic Footrests can move in up to 3 directions. First, the footrests can telescope, allowing movement downward. Second, the footrests can elevate, allowing the knee to extend and the foot to move forward. Third, the footplate can move into plantar and dorsi flexion, allowing ankle movement.

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Cary Yarbrough, ATP, works with Action Seating and Mobility in Sherwood, AK. He has been working with dynamic seating for many years, having mainly recommended the Kids Rock wheelchair in the past. When this was discontinued, he set out to find other options. Cary’s number one goal at the 2017 International Seating Symposium was to find Dynamic Seating – and he did at the Seating Dynamics booth.

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In a recent blog, we discussed how, just like Bread and Butter, use of a Dynamic Back requires the use of a Pelvic Positioning Belt to maintain the position of the pelvis during movement of the Dynamic Back. Well, just like Peanut Butter and Jelly, use of Dynamic Footrests requires the feet to be secured in order for client forces to activate this dynamic component.

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Our last two blogs have addressed Integrated and Modular Dynamic Seating. Integrated systems are a dedicated mobility base incorporating several areas of movement. Modular components can be retrofitted to a mobility base and used individually or in combination with one another. Let’s take a look at Spencer’s transition from an Integrated system to Modular components.

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