Positive Points: Seating assessment and prescription part 1

In this month’s blog we are going to discuss the influential factors for seating the goals to be achieved through appropriate seating.   Goals of seating The first important stage is to agree the goals with the individual and, where appropriate, their carers. Remember that there will be several different agendas that will influence the goals. These include: Client: comfort, function, communication..... Carer/family: does chair look good in the living room... Therapist: function, physiological function, stability, skin integrity.... In order to achieve the specific goal, it is likely that some compromise will be necessary. A discussion should take place to answer questions on how best to achieve the seating goal and reach the correct prescription for the individual. Questions to ask when setting goals:    What does the person need…
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