Posts Tagged ‘spasticity’
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
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
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
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
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
Dynamic Seating: What Does the Research Say? Part 1
If you have been reading our blogs, thanks! You have seen that we are passionate about Dynamic Seating and have addressed many issues in these blogs and in other resources – clinical indicators, case studies, clinician and supplier perspectives, funding, maintenance and more! In this blog series, I would like to address Evidence. Is there Evidence for the use of Dynamic Seating?Continue Reading
Dynamic Seating for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
When I say, “Dynamic Seating”, you may immediately think of clients who have a lot of tone and are breaking equipment. Dynamic Seating is often used to prevent equipment damage, but has other applications, as well. As a matter of fact, Dynamic Seating is being used more and more with people who have a spinal cord injury.Continue Reading