#7408 Disability and Posture Around the Clock: Therapeutic Positioning For All Ages
24-hour posture care management considers an individual’s posture, comfort and function over all hours in the day and night. This approach promotes health and optimal function in people with motor disabilities by building a foundation of body symmetry and stable posture. Developed and established over the last 40 years outside North America, this intervention 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 over time as body shape and postural instability worsens, secondary to complications like joint contractures and dislocations, scoliosis and kyphosis. The premise of this webinar is that supporting healthy lying posture can be 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. The webinar 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.
Instructor: Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, MS, OTR/L
Live Webinar Dates and Times:
Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:00 PM -11:00 PM EST
Thursday June 25, 2020 (9:00 PM -11:00 PM) EST
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (9:00 PM -11:00 PM EST)
3 hours or .3 or 3 CEUs