Postural management

Postural Management is the 24 hour approach to positioning of a child with additional needs. It involves the assessment and management of all positions that an individual uses i.e.. lying in bed, sitting and standing, and recommendations of positions and equipment that can be used to ensure the individual is in the best possible position to:

  • Be comfortable and as pain free as possible
  • Reduce the potential for posture and skill from getting worse
  • Move as freely as possible, with as much independent mobility as can be achieved
  • Communicate, breathe easily and be able to eat drink and sleep without too many problems
  • Improve quality of life