Therapeutic Night Time Positioning - A Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, Simple Stuff Works Associates Ltd, Thursday, 28. November 2019

This course recognises the many real and perceived difficulties in supporting a child or ***** to lie or sleep in a position which provides optimum postural care. The day begins with a reminder of why postural care at night is so important for people with movement difficulties and explores the reasons why therapeutic night time positioning is abandoned or never even attempted in the first place. Health care practitioners attending this course will then be guided through a range of strategies and tools that can be employed to help people who need therapeutic night time positioning feel they have a positioning plan that they can follow. Using a range of client scenarios participants will then be given an opportunity to problem-solve. Emphasis will be placed on keeping the person needing postural care and their immediate supporters at the heart of the problem solving process. This practical and creative day will help practitioners to feel equipped to put together safe, humane, effective and do-able positioning plans in partnership with their clients and supporters.
Tess Ellis is an independent physiotherapist specialising in person centred 24 hour postural care. Based in the East Midlands she works across the UK with people of all ages with movement difficulties who have body shape changes or who are at risk of body shape changes. Many of the people she works with have complex needs and are typically receiving support from a host of health, social care and third sector agencies. Tess ensures the ***** or child needing postural care and their immediate supporters are at the heart of co-produced seating and lying positioning plans and that her guidance and recommendations ‘fit’ with other important interventions. Whilst working towards person centred outcomes Tess also uses the objective Goldsmith Indices of Body Symmetry which she and her clients find informative and useful and which help to demonstrate the dynamic nature of body shape and determine whether the often necessarily modified positioning strategy is working.

Thursday, 28. November 2019, Simple Stuff Works Associates Ltd, Therapeutic Night Time Positioning - A Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

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