Seating and Posture for Improved Function

Seating and Posture for Improved Function

In this session we will explore the importance of a client maintaining good posture in a seated position.  We will demonstrate the techniques to improve posture and look at ways to improve how a person is seated with minimal resources.  We will be considering seating as part of a rehabilitation programme – how long should a person be seated? What about pressure areas? What if the person has a neurological condition which means they slump in their chair? These are all questions we will explore theoretically and practically.

We will introduce free and inexpensive ways to modify seating in order to promote healthy posture.  Activities of daily living such as feeding, drinking and self- care will be more achievable with a client seated in an appropriate and functional position.

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