Presented by Expert, Sheila Buck, B.Sc.(OT), Reg.(Ont.), ATP,

DATE: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM EDT Convert into your time zone

Course Title: Postural Alignment: Does it go from the Head, south…or from the Pelvis, north?

Course Description:

When you see that a client is not sitting “right”, and their head is falling outside of “midline”, where do you start to “fix it”! It is important to look at the head as a starting point to determine where you wish to end up, however, you must then begin the “building” of the seating and mobility system by looking at the pelvis, thighs, and foot support before moving up the trunk to the head position. It is important to build a good foundation on which the upper body can support itself and move back into a more central or midline position. This course will review pelvic, trunk and foot assessment and positioning required to gain upper extremity and head control or support in a functional midline position. We will review how this postural alignment is affected by three- point positioning as well as forces, orientation in space and pressure points. In order to gain postural alignment, it is important to determine, on assessment, what is limiting the functional upright posture from “head to toe”!

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the relationship between the head and pelvis and 3 methods for assessing pelvic, trunk, and foot positioning to gain head control.
  2. Explain 3 factors that influence symmetrical sitting.
  3. List at least 3 body systems and functions that can be affected by postural alignment and head positioning.

Meet the Presenter: Sheila Buck, B.Sc.(OT), Reg.(Ont.), ATP

Sheila is an Occupational Therapist from Ontario and has been actively working in the field of seating and mobility for over 30 years. Sheila has spoken extensively at National, International and European seating symposiums on seating and mobility issues. Sheila has also authored, “More Than 4 Wheels: Applying Clinical Practice to Seating, Mobility and Assistive technology”, a practical guide to seating and mobility for dealers, manufacturers and therapists interested in the field of assistive technology. The book is currently being used in practices throughout Canada, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Asia, the US, and the Caribbean.


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