Molded Seating: clinical considerations
Custom molded seating is defined as gaining specific shape contours for an individual to maximize surface contact and postural support. This is good for prolonged sitting where postural support and pressure relief is required, or for clients with inadequate sensation. Customized molded seating can also prevent friction and shearing from occurring when experiencing downward migration, as is often seen with modular systems. As a result, the client no longer needs to “hold on” and allows them to free their hands for functional activity. This session is designed to review the decision-making process utilized in completing molded seating products.
Sheila is an Occupational Therapist from Ontario and has been actively working in the field of seating and mobility for over 20 years. Sheila provides consultation, assessment and treatment in the area of seating & mobility, accessibility, and ergonomics, through her company Therapy NOW. Sheila has spoken extensively across Canada, the US and Ireland on seating and mobility issues. Sheila has authored, “More Than 4 Wheels: Applying Clinical Practice to Seating, Mobility and Assistive technology”, a practical guide to seating and mobility for dealers, manufacturers and therapists interested in the field of assistive technology.