Postural Management And Seating Selection For Client With Moderate And Complex Postural Needs

Author: Jo Shelswell   Date Posted:31 March 2017 

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On 23rd March 2017 Joana Santiago from Medifab completed a day workshop on Postural Management and Seating Selection for Client with Moderate and Complex Postural Needs. This presentation also covered SPEX seating products, case studies and biomechanical principles of seating.

On 23rd March 2017 Joana Santiago from Medifab completed a day workshop on Postural Management and Seating Selection for Client with Moderate and Complex Postural Needs. This presentation also covered SPEX seating products, case studies and biomechanical principles of seating.

Joana presented invaluable information to attendees on the importance of thorough MAT evaluations by Occupational Therapists to identify an individual’s physical characteristics. It is important to further investigate which characteristics are fixed and which are flexible to best address the postural needs to provide support but not overcorrect and cause the person pain and discomfort. This is particularly important when working with our client groups who are non-verbal and we may not be familiar with their pain indicators.

To assist Occupational Therapists in their clinical reasoning on SPEX products for an individual I developed a SPEX decision table with the assistance of Joana. The table outlines which products may be most suited to the persons needs from what the therapist identifies at the MAT evaluation.

If you have any questions on SPEX seating products or you would like to arrange a trial, please contact Active Mobility on 02 9649 2111.


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