Disability and Posture Around the Clock: Therapeutic Positioning For All

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Human beings spend their lives in three orientations – lying, sitting and standing – and for those with impaired movement this can become complicated! Too often, the foundational orientation of lying is overlooked. Individuals with chronic or progressive motor disabilities often experience body shape distortion, related to habitual postures assumed both day and night. 24-hour posture care management analyzes and addresses destructive postures, and promotes comfort and function. This approach builds a foundation of body symmetry and stable posture that will support therapeutic goals.

Developed and established outside North America, therapeutic positioning is becoming recognized in the United States for its potential to protect and improve body alignment, support restful sleep, safeguard respiratory and digestive functions and reduce pain. Individuals with chronic or progressive motor disabilities often experience compromise of these functions secondary to joint contractures and dislocations, scoliosis and kyphosis.

This webinar promotes the support of healthy lying postures as crucial for people who cannot change their position in bed easily, often and with variety. Unhealthy lying postures with poor body alignment may be noted but are often not routinely addressed in treatment planning. This course provides an overview of theory and practice with visual examples and longitudinal case studies to illustrate concepts underpinning posture care management, focusing on sleep and resting postures.

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