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The Pelvic-Spine Connection: The Key to Positioning and Function

The Pelvic-Spine Connection: The Key to Positioning and Function

Over the years, the wheelchair and seating evaluation has become a very specialized process that focusses on matching the most appropriate equipment with the client’s postural and functional requirements. It is an important part of the rehabilitation plan, but often has a strong focus on the equipment itself.

A properly fitting wheelchair can increase a user’s function within the environment physically and socially and can improve overall quality of life. On the contrary, a poor fitting wheelchair and sitting posture can negatively affect the user’s health. An important aspect to proper fitting is to understand the biomechanics of the pelvis and spine and how they integrate to promote stability and function in with the seated client. Getting back to basics.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course the attendee will be able to:


  1. Identify spinal and pelvic landmarks crucial to seated posture.
  2. Understand changes to spinal and pelvic anatomy as it pertains to development
  3. Learn how external seating and positioning devices can influence posture and mobility

Recording available on request. Please email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz.