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Wheelchair Dynamic Seating: Providing Movement for Clinical Benefit (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

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Financial: Michelle Lange provides education and consultation to Seating Dynamics and Stealth Products. Both are manufacturers whose products include dynamic seating. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Michelle Lange has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 140 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses.

Dynamic seating is movement that occurs within the seating system and/or wheelchair frame in response to client force. Dynamic components absorb force and return the client to a starting position. When the client moves, the dynamic seating moves with the client, maintaining alignment with the seating system for postural support and stability.

Clients who extend within the seating system or seek out movement may benefit from dynamic seating. Dynamic components absorb and diffuse force, protecting the client from pain and injury and protecting the wheelchair seat and frame from damage. Absorbing force may reduce active extension. Providing movement can increase alertness and decrease agitation. Movement can also improve function and postural control.

This webinar will define dynamic seating as well as the clinical benefits of this intervention. A variety of product options and features will be reviewed in order to better match these features to a specific client's needs. Case studies will be used throughout.

Meet Your Instructor

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

Michelle is an occupational therapist with 35 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 15 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally, and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the coeditor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: A Clinical Resource Guide; editor of…

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1. What Is Dynamic Seating?

This chapter defines this area of wheelchair seating intervention in the context of other available interventions.

2. What Are the Clinical Indicators for Dynamic Seating?

This chapter will present the main clinical scenarios where dynamic seating is used. This includes diffusing force, allowing movement, and improving postural control and function.

3. Which Dynamic Seating Options Provide Movement at the Hips?

This chapter presents product options and features for dynamic backs to help practitioners select the proper back to match an individual’s needs.

4. Case Study

This chapter will present the story of an adult who sought out movement and how dynamic seating prevented client injury and equipment damage, reduced agitation, and improved alertness.

5. Which Dynamic Seating Options Provide Movement at the Legs?

This chapter will present available dynamic footrests and discuss how to match their design and other features to an individual’s needs.

6. Case Study

This chapter will present the story of a young adult with very high muscle tone who experienced chronic equipment breakage and injury prior to receiving dynamic seating.

7. Which Dynamic Seating Options Provide Movement at the Neck?

This chapter will present dynamic seating options that provide movement at the head and discuss how to best match specific products and features to specific client needs.

8. Dynamic Seating Assessment

When assessing a client for possible dynamic seating intervention, equipment trials are not always possible. This chapter will present ideas that can simulate this intervention.

9. Question and Answer Session

This is a viewer-submitted question and answer session, which will be facilitated by Michelle Lange.

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