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Positive Points: Seating assessment and prescription part 2

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In seating assessment and prescription part 1 we explored the goals of seating, having assessed the physiological, physical and social aspects of the seating it is time to assess the person who will sit in the seat. In order for someone to be functional in their environment they need to have the correct amount of support in the right places, too much and they are restricted by the seat, too little and they are restricted by their body traying to support itself. When carrying out a seating assessment for a client, the starting point should be the pelvis as this is the foundation of the sitting position. The assessing therapist will look at the bony parts of the pelvis and will use their hands to feel where they are in…
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Positive Points: Senior World Championships

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You may be aware that the UCI (Union Internationale de Cyclistes) World Championships took place in Yorkshire last month; the 22nd – 29thSeptember, to be exact.         The event had a lot of media coverage and consisted of several different races that started at locations around Yorkshire and finished in Harrogate.               Now that the excitement is subsiding it is worth remembering a parallel event: The UCI Senior World Championships. This is an indoor cycling programme that is designed to combat dementia and improve physical and mental well-being: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/senior-road-world-championships-brings-virtual-racing-care-homes-436344 https://motitech.co.uk/road-worlds-for-seniors The UCI Senior World Championships is an annual event that takes place in September, running concurrently to the UCI World Championships. Care homes in many different countries take part and are encouraged to get their residents involved. At the end of the event male, female and team competitors are crowned as overall winners. A well-deserved honour considering that the event…
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Positive Points of Hand Splints

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A few years ago, I had some issues with my left thumb. I had started to experience a lot of pain in the joint at the base of my thumb and realised that it wasn’t functioning properly. This was an issue I had dealt with previously and in order to help I had been given thumb spica splints from the NHS. Unfortunately, they didn’t really help. thumb spica splint I knew exactly what I needed. Something that would hold the joint in a good position, reduce the pain and allow my hand to function better. After a lot of internet research, I found the Silver Ring Splint Company https://www.silverringsplint.com/ . The Silver Ring Splint Company stood out to me as they have a wide range of hand splints https://www.silverringsplint.com/product-category/splints/ and I was sure I would find what I…
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Positive Points of being person centered

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People often experience great pleasure when helping others achieve their potential in any area of their lives. To observe someone’s journey, watch them grow, develop and improve partly as a result of your input, is something to be proud of. Typically, the people who will fulfil these roles include teachers, sports coaches or those in the care sector. Whichever category they fall into, it is vital for them to remember that at the centre of all action should be the person who that action is focused on These will be their students, athletes or the person being cared for At Positive Positioning we very much work to a ‘person-centred’ ethos. The therapies our practitioners give are adapted for individual clients based on their needs and requirements, their limitations and abilities.…
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Positive Points: What’s in a name?

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When I left the NHS to set up on my own, one of the biggest challenges for me was to decide on a name for my new venture. The name had to be relevant, appropriate and make sense for the company and the principles behind it. After much deliberation, the name Positive Positioning was chosen. I feel the name works well as it covers the many facets of the company and the services and support we offer. As a name, it can have many meanings, just as the company can offer many different services. POSITIVE: One of the main elements of Positive Positioning’s company ethos is to be positive. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we all walk around with big smiles on our faces, rather that we have a positive…
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