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Posts Tagged ‘injury prevention’

Faith – Seeking Movement

Faith is a 9-year-old girl with diagnoses including brain injury, cerebral palsy, seizures and blindness. She loves sensory input, including rocking in her manual wheelchair.

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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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Daniel – Managing High Tone Through Dynamic Seating

Daniel is a 15-year-old young man with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy and seizures. Daniel has high tone in his extremities and low tone in his trunk and neck. His tone is so extreme that he has broken components of his wheelchair frame in the past as well as dislocated both of his elbows and…

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Kylie – Breakage, Pressure and Cute Shoes

Kylie is a 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. On her power chair, Kylie uses a Seating Dynamics Dynamic Rocker Back interface (DRBi), Seating Dynamics Dynamic…

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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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