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Literature Review on Dynamic Wheelchair Seating

The following are results of a literature review on Dynamic Wheelchair Seating. This term is used in multiple contexts. Some articles refer to dynamic seating but are addressing changes to the seated posture during manual wheelchair propulsion. Other articles refer to dynamic surfaces or cushions that “actively redistribute pressure on the body surfaces.” (i.e. Stephen…

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Pain in People using Wheelchairs

People with conditions which include increased muscle tone and/or spasticity are likely to experience pain in their wheelchair seating system. Frank and De Souza (2017) conducted a study which looked at individuals with cerebral palsy (GMFCS levels IV and V) who use power wheelchairs. Of the 102 participants, 20 reported problematic pain (20%) caused by…

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Seating Dynamics Dynamic Seating Sample Medical Justification Wording

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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Dynamic Seating Decision Making Tree

A general Decision Making Tree, guiding the provider through clinical indicators for dynamic seating. Download to read more. Download a Copy Online Form – Seating Dynamics – Resources Library Form

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Literature Review on Wheelchair Suspension

The following are results of a literature review on Wheelchair Suspension. Suspension is typically a part of the wheelchair frame and is designed to partially absorb vibration and forces from the surface that would otherwise be translated to the wheelchair user. Download to read more. Download a Copy Online Form – Seating Dynamics – Resources…

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Proceedings Paper for Positioning the Head

Not everyone who uses a wheelchair requires head positioning. Sometimes a head support is required only for safety in transportation if the client travels seated in their wheelchair. A head support may only be required to provide posterior support during tilt or recline. Many clients do have decreased head control and may require specific seating…

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Positioning vs. Restraint – Frequently Asked Questions

Dynamic Seating also requires the use of secondary supports, including Pelvic Positioning Belts and Foot straps. These secondary supports may be misconstrued as restraints. This brief document provides information on Restraint policies and how to ensure that a client’s positional needs can still be met. Download to read more. Download a Copy Online Form –…

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