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Learning Byte Postural care

This learning byte draws on: 

  • stories from people who have altered body shape due to lack of postural care 

  • stories from people who have been supported successfully to protect and improve their body shape 

  • the experience and knowledge of families, paid carers, therapists and equipment suppliers who support people needing postural care. 

The Learning Byte provides a brief guide to postural care. By the time you have completed it, you will: 

  • understand that protection of body shape is a consideration for everyone in the general population, not only those with additional healthcare needs 

  • know how and why the body changes shape with time 

  • have an awareness of, and be able to identify, common postural difficulties 

  • have an awareness of  the impact of  postural difficulties on a person’s health and wellbeing 

  • know how to identify people who have specific postural care needs 

  • have an awareness of the sort of equipment and techniques used to protect a person’s body shape.

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