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|Monday, 10 October 2011 00:00|
The Postural Care Action Group has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of good postural care for thousands of people with multiple disabilities.
The group is made up of organisations including; Mencap, PAMIS, Postural Care Skills, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the College of Occupational Therapists and the Royal College of Nursing.
What is postural care?
People who find it hard to move are most at risk of developing body shape distortions. This is because they often sit and lie in limited positions.
Postural care is about using the right equipment and positioning techniques to help protect and restore body shape. The earlier the intervention, the better - but it is never too late to start protecting someone's body shape.
Why is postural care important?
Failure to protect body shape can have serious consequences for a person’s health and quality of life. It can even cause premature death.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2011 09:11|