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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. The Seating Dynamics Footboard can be used with the wheelchair manufacturer’s footrest hangers, our Static Footrests or our Dynamic Footrests. The Footboard flips up for transfers. Dynamic Footrests: http://www.seatingdynamics.com/footrests/dynamic-wheelchair-footrests/ Static Footrests: http://www.seatingdynamics.com/footrests/static-footrests/

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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: http://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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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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