Posture 24/7 (formerly known as Postural Care USA) is incorporated as a non-profit corporation for the public benefit in the state of Montana, and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity.
Posture 24/7 focuses on raising awareness of 24 hour posture care management in the United States, as a non-invasive, caregiver and family empowering approach improving the quality of life for persons with neuromuscular impairments affecting their motor control and posture. This approach involves understanding and addressing postural alignment and potential need for supports in the three human orientations of lying, sitting and standing. This understanding is particularly essential for people at risk for, or with complex wheelchair seating needs. These can include people of all ages born with or having an acquired motor disability, including children with cerebral palsy Levels III-V on the Gross Motor Function Classification Scale (GMFCS).
24 hour posture care management has been developed as an approach over the last forty years in England and other countries. While it is broadly discussed and valued as a clinical approach in Commonwealth and European countries, it is just gaining recognition in North America. Posture 24/7 aims to open the discussion and raise awareness of 24 hour posture care management through presentations, webinars and written media. In addition, we will support and contribute to development of an American body of evidence regarding the effectiveness of 24 hour posture care management as a foundational aspect of responsible treatment and care provision for persons with neuromuscular disabilities.