Ashley exhibits large and forceful movements (dystonia) which have led to injury to her legs and damage to the wheelchair. Dynamic Seating, at the head, back and legs, allows her to move easily and safely.
In this quick tip, JJ illustrates how to use the swing away function on Dynamic and Static Footrests. This feature allows you “swing away” and even remove, if necessary, the footrests.
Dyllie is a 25 year old man with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy who has been using Seating Dynamics Dynamic Footrests (telescoping, elevating, and plantar/dorsi flexion), Dynamic Rocker Back, and Dynamic Head Support Hardware for 8 months.
Kristen is a young woman with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Kristen extends her body with force, particularly at her legs. She has a long history of breaking her wheelchair footrests secondary to this extension.
In this video, JJ shows you how to adjust the knee angle on the telescoping-only Dynamic Footrests.
In our new series of Tech Tips for Dynamic Seating products, JJ shows you how to set the angle at the knee on your Dynamic Footrest for Wheelchairs.
When Kylie used to push on her footplates, her entire body extended and she moved out of position in relation to her seating system. With Dynamic Footrests, the footrests move in response to her force and so she remains in a seated position.
When seated in a wheelchair and the lower extremity is extended, extension may be seen at the hip, knee, and even ankle (plantar flexion).
On the left, Phillip had rocked so much in his static wheelchair that the frame was worn to the point of allowing excessive movement. On the right, he is enjoying the smooth rocking movement of the Seating Dynamics Dynamic Rocker Back interface which allows him to move and maintains frame integrity.
Owner Greg Peek provides a tour and exploration of the Dynamic Footrest for wheelchairs, which allows for movement, reduces tone, and can affect posture, behavior and function.