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.
In this video, Daniel is watching his favorite baseball team which is very exciting! He demonstrates increased extensor tone throughout which is diffused through his Dynamic Back and Dynamic Footrests.
Tyler is extremely strong and has broken numerous items on his manual wheelchair over the years. Tone management has not been successful however Dynamic Seating has been! A combination of Dynamic components at the hips, knees, and head have worked very well, decreasing both extension and dystonia.
In this video, watch carefully as Kylie moves her Dynamic Footrests and Dynamic Back. Her movements don’t always look very strong, but she has broken numerous components on her manual and power wheelchairs.
In this video, Sarah is demonstrating her drive to move – and how the Dynamic Footrests on her wheelchair are providing that movement in her wheelchair.
Phillip has a many Seating Dynamics dynamic seating elements as part of his wheelchair. Watch the video to see Phillip’s reaction!
Read more about how different combinations of Dynamic Seating components maximize movement within a wheelchair.
Spencer has cerebral palsy and very strong extensor tone. His Dynamic Footrests move in response to his extension and diffuse his tone. Without Dynamic Footrests, Spencer ‘stands’ in his wheelchair! He also does not move the same on both sides of his body. The Seating Dynamics Dynamic Footrests move in response to each leg, regardless of the degree of force or movement.
Some clients may benefit from a telescoping feature in their wheelchair footrest. This client may have very tight hamstrings which limit active knee extension. The telescoping feature can absorb and diffuse force. Knee extension, in combination with the telescoping feature, follows the natural arc of movement which occurs when the knee is straightened.