Dynamic Seating – who can benefit from this technology?


.1 CEU
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Business Practice, Seating and Positioning, ATP/SMS Prep Content, Intermediate



Dynamic seating is movement which occurs within the seat and/or wheelchair frame in response to force from the client. Dynamic components absorb force which, in turn, assists the client back to a starting position. Dynamic Seating can be used to diffuse increased tone, provide movement, prevent client injury and prevent damage to the wheelchair seating system and frame. Clinical applications of Dynamic Seating will be explored through a series of case studies.

Learning Outcomes:
The participant will be able to define Dynamic Seating.
The participant will be able to list 3 goals of Dynamic Seating.
The participant will be able to describe 3 clinical applications of Dynamic Seating.

Michelle is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 10 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide, editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed., NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is a RESNA Fellow and member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.