How posture goes wrong: Body Shape Distortion in Cerebral Palsy

Distortions of posture and impaired movement are key challenges in the care of children and adults with cerebral palsy. 

The purpose of this blog is to further explore the mechanism within the “position leading to distortion” hypothesis.  The post is a review of an article that elaborates on how and where distortions can be predicted, prevented and cared for by supported supine lying. 

To counteract asymmetrical postural distortions it is proposed by some that therapeutic night positioning is an effective intervention.  The article will suggest similarities between alignment of the body in the supported supine lying positioning, for postural care and in the supported yoga posture of Savasana.  These positions gain benefit of relaxation and elongation of the body via gravity and prop support at key bodily regions.

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