Anna has been the managing director of Simple Stuff Works Associates Ltd for 10 years. Her team have developed award winning equipment and training which has helped thousands of people to access therapeutic positioning and protection of body shape services. Anna has spoken internationally on the importance of protection of body shape and is the vice chair of the children’s equipment section of the British Healthcare Trades Association. Within this role she campaigns for better access to equipment for disabled children and their families in order to eradicate some of the secondary complications associated with a lack of essential equipment.
During this practical session we will explore the reasons why people adopt destructive positions at night time. Consideration will be given to the long
term impact of these destructive postures and the associated difficulties which may arise from them. Time during the session will be spent looking at practical ways in which people can be supported in less destructive and even corrective postures. We will use a range of equipment and will look at supporting people on their back, side and front. Attendees will gain an insight into the potentially harmful effects of destructive lying postures but also have an opportunity to try supporting lying for themselves and to problem solve some common sense, comfortable solutions.
Moving & Handling Lab (Theatre 11), 13:15 - 13:45, Thursday 26th.