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2-day Postural Care Course - Protection of Body Shape (14th-15th November 2023)

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People with disabilities who find it hard to move are at risk of developing destructive changes in their body shape. These changes can make life much more difficult for the person and for those caring for them. They are also often preventable. 

'The way we lie.... is the way we sit....often dictating what we can do.... how we feel.... what we can enjoy..... and the extent. to which we can participate.... 

Bas Jansen and Denise Luscombe provide training in the protection of body shape using therapeutic positioning, particularly at night. This form of therapy is very gentle and based on common sense principles pioneered by the Goldsmiths in the UK.

Night positioning involves using the many hours spent in bed, usually about a third of the year, to gently support people to prevent stress on joints or even to restore existing problems with body shape. The earlier you start to protect your body shape the better – but it’s never too late.

Their courses will provide you with practical skills that you can adapt, develop and apply to suit your needs.

This course has been developed with a view to improving the health and lifestyle of individuals affected by significant movement difficulties. Any person (adults and children) with a movement problem, regardless of their diagnosis, could benefit from postural care. .  Come along to what will be an informative, supportive, valuable, and exciting day.

Topics include:

• Understanding 24 hour positioning

• Understanding postures

• Identification of need

• Pain and consent

• Achieving thermal comfort and sleep

• Postural Care: a person-centred approach

For information about the course, please contact

Denise or Bas at:

Visit our website https://www.posturalcareaustra...

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