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Posts Tagged ‘Footplate’

Determining if Dynamic Footrests are Appropriate

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 – Living Life Instead of Repairing a Wheelchair

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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Seating Dynamics Dynamic Footrest One Piece Footboard demonstration

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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Determining Resistance: Dynamic Footrests – Update

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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Change Can Be Good! An Interview with Cary Yarbrough of Action Seating and Mobility

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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Dynamic Stories: Kylie’s Shoes

Kylie and I have known each other for a long time. This young woman lives in Wyoming and works in the theatre. Kylie has cerebral palsy and has used a power wheelchair and speech generating device since a young age. She has recently started using dynamic seating. I spoke with Kylie and her mom, Chele, by phone.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly: Dynamic Footrests and Securing the Feet

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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Enhancing Development with Dynamic Components

This article will discuss the concepts of how and why dynamic components on seating systems and wheelchair frames enhance a user’s development via neuroplasticity. The case study will focus on the development of an 8-yearold boy with dynamic components on his wheelchair. Future research needs to include other methods of objective data gathering to support…

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