Key concepts in this module
Working through a seating and mobility intervention can be a complex puzzle, where a lot of information must be considered, and seemingly simple changes have knock-on effects. In this module a framework is presented for clinicians to approach seating and mobility interventions in a systematic way.
It is helpful to remember that:
- A systematic seating assessment provides comprehensive and client-centred information to formulate seating goals and interventions
- It is a good strategy to consider seating and mobility systems in terms of ‘size’, ‘shape’ and ‘function’, to assist in matching equipment characteristics to client requirements
- Taking a team approach enhances the process of goal setting and the outcome of the interventions
- Trialling equipment and configurations plays a significant role in validating the selected intervention is effective and appropriate.