Positioning and Seating Assessments

Positioning and Seating Assessments

Posture refers to the body’s alignment and positioning with respect to the force of gravity. Whether we are standing, sitting or lying down gravity exerts a force on our joints, ligaments and muscles. Good posture in whatever position we are in entails distributing the force of gravity through our body so no one structure is overstressed.

To achieve maximum functionality it is important to be well supported while sitting and lying.

Step Forward OT Rehab provides assessment for wheelchair users who spend long periods of time on the move, for individuals who spend long time on armchairs and for individuals who are nursed in bed.

Assessment, advice and recommendations for comfort seating to support posture in wheelchairs or armchairs.

Assessment, advice and recommendations for lying in bed and night time positioning.

Assessment, advice and recommendations for care homes on the purchase of wheelchairs or armchairs for their residents. Assessments and advice on night time positioning.