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Objectives - Positioning-Mobility

The objective for attributing technical aids such as orthoses, prostheses, wheelchairs or postural aids is to compensate for the disability, or to prevent or minimize situations of handicap. The Positioning-Mobility Clinic’s team works toward the goal of compensating for the different postural impairments by recommending and attributing technical aids.

The Program aims to:

  • Foster the client’s Psychomotor development
    A postural aid allows the client to be seated in a comfortable position while fostering the development of his/her motor skills. The design of the seat takes into account muscle tone, state of the spinal column, skin sensitivity, etc. The aid allows for proper body alignment in a manner which the use of the upper limb is optimized for specific activities such as eating, writing or using a communication system.
  • Allow for safe and independent travel
    A number of wheel bases such as adapted strollers and manual or motorized wheelchairs are provided. They are recommended as means of transportation for daycares or outings. When the child begins school, a manual or motorized wheelchair is often recommended so that the child can get around independently.
  • Allow for moving into a standing position
    A standing board (supine stander) allows children, who are unable to move into a standing position without assistance, to change positions. It also helps develop their tolerance in maintaining an upright position, keeping the muscles and joints supple while stimulating bone growth. 
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Updated on 3/20/2015
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