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Proceedings Paper for Positioning the Head

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

Many wheelchair users have decreased head control and may sit with the head in a suboptimal position. An uprightand aligned head position is critical for vision, breathing and swallow. The position of the head is dependent on far more than the head support used. The position of the pelvis and trunk greatly impact head position, as does overall position in space. Numerous strategies may be employed to optimize head control and position.  Download to read more.

Positioning the Head

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