The Problem: Children and adult with limited or no ability to independently alter their position, end up staying for hours in asymmetrical flexed postures.
These abnormal postures cause physical stress on internal organs, bones, muscles, ligaments and skin.The Need:
Disorders of posture and movement are key problems in children and adult with Intellectual Disability and neuro-motor delays. Many need assistance to change and/or maintain positions while in bed, sitting or standing.
To place a consumer (with his/her special issues) in supported symmetrical elongated positions is a professional skill that therapist needs to learn, practice and lead.
To teach family and others who care for and assist the consumer, is an important goal
To change and vary supported positions to gain more range and ability is a skill.