Whether it is at school, in their home, or out in the community, a child may benefit from the use of adaptive positioning, seating, and mobility devices. This equipment can assist a child in maintaining upright posture to engage in activities, participate with peers, and improve overall body function by allowing various positions to maximize respiratory function, improve head and upper extremity control, and minimize the potential of muscle contractures or skin breakdown.
Our physical therapists are available to evaluate a child’s need for adaptive equipment. They will assess the child’s positioning, posture, muscle control, and bony alignment, while working closely with the family and equipment vendors to achieve functional outcomes. The therapist will provide input and recommendations based on the child’s needs and the family’s unique situation. The physical therapists at Positive Steps Therapy will continue to reassess the child during their course of treatment or on an as needed basis to determine the current fit of the equipment and potential need for modifications as the child continues to grow and develop.