Posts Tagged ‘Seating Dynamics’
What is Muscle Tone?
If a client has increased muscle tone, this will impact what seated position is selected and what seating strategies will be used to achieve and maintain this position.Continue Reading
Dynamic Seating for People with Increased Muscle Tone
This blog is the final in a series on Muscle Tone. This series has addressed muscle tone itself, movement disorders, primitive reflexes, diagnoses characterized by increased muscle tone, tone management, and general wheelchair seating strategies used with this population.Continue Reading
Dynamic Footrests, Pivot Points, and High Pivot Receivers
Dynamic Seating components are designed to move with a client. A great deal of design goes into these components to ensure the product responds to client forces and maintains client position.Continue Reading
What are Primitive Reflexes?
Primitive Reflexes, also called obligatory patterns, are commonly seen in people with increased muscle tone. These reflexes are present in infancy and often aid in specific tasks such as nursing.Continue Reading
Tone Management and Medical Interventions to Decrease Muscle Tone
This blog is part 5 of a series on Muscle Tone. Many medical interventions can impact wheelchair positioning for clients with increased muscle tone. This includes tone reduction medications, injections, surgeries, and orthotics.Continue Reading
General Seating Strategies used with People who have Increased Muscle Tone
This blog is part 6 of a series on Muscle Tone. In this blog, we will discuss general wheelchair seating strategies commonly used when working with someone who has increased muscle tone.Continue Reading
Diagnoses Characterized by Increased Muscle Tone
This blog is part 4 of a series on Muscle Tone. Many diagnoses are characterized by increased muscle tone. These include cerebral palsy (CP), traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis (MS), and some metabolic and genetic disorders.Continue Reading
What are Movement Disorders?
This is the second blog in a series on muscle tone and positioning. Many people with increased muscle tone also demonstrate various movement disorders. Let’s take a look.Continue Reading
FAQ: When is Dynamic Seating NOT Clinically Indicated?
Are there instances when Dynamic Seating is NOT indicated for a client? A while back, a colleague of mine stated, “why wouldn’t we let a client move?” We are wired to move and seek out movement for a variety of reasons. Personally, I’m not a big fan of sitting still.Continue Reading