AT Bootcamp - Positioning

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  • Chair Adjustment Procedure:♦ Adjust seat height so that feet rest flat on the floor♦ Sit upright in the chair with the low back and shoulders touching the backrest♦ Thighs should be parallel to the floor and knees at approximately the same level as the hips♦ There should be 2-4” between the edge of the seat and the backs of the knees♦ Adjust the backrest to support the natural inward curve of the lower back; it may be useful to use a rolled towel, lumbar roll or cushion to support the lower backColumbia University
  • View pictures of bad ergonomic workstations – use checklist to determine ergonomics of workstationComplete the Google Doc on the WIKI page.
  • AT Bootcamp - Positioning

    1. 1. Positioning for Function AT Bootcamp ATIA 2013 Behnke, Marotta and Wojcik
    2. 2. Proper Positioning Facilitates Function Improves Comfort Provides Stability Reduces occurrence of secondary disabilities
    3. 3. Positioning for Function: Workstation Chair Work surface 3
    4. 4. Seating options for tasksWhich chair is better for your body over a longer period of time? or 4
    5. 5. Features of Ergonomic Chairs  Seat Height  Seat Width / Depth  Lumbar Support  Backrest  Armrests  Swivel Base
    6. 6. Seating options for tasksStudents with ADHD Improved Behavior Legible word productivity(American Journal of OT 2003) 6
    7. 7. Workstation
    8. 8. Additional Positioning Devices Wrist Rests Forearm Supports
    9. 9. ActivityGroup Activity # 1
    10. 10. Positioning for Function:Mobility Devices 10
    11. 11. Types of Mobility  Manual  Dependent  Independent  Power
    12. 12. Positioning Supports Go to WIKI for Examples
    13. 13. Something to think about….  Good positioning is beneficial to everyone, NOT just a person who uses a wheelchair.  Remember to apply the same principles of good seating and positioning to all environments and tasks.  Everyone needs to change position throughout the day, we must provide alternatives.

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