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AT Bootcamp - Positioning

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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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