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If the client’s feet are secured, isn’t that considered a restraint?

If the client’s feet are secured, isn’t that considered a restraint?

A positioning device, such as an ankle strap, is designed to maintain alignment with the support surfaces (i.e. a footplate), provide stability and postural support and to promote function. A restraint is intended to limit movement to protect the client and/or others.

For specific restraint regulations and documentation requirements to allow provision of necessary postural supports, please refer to “Positioning vs. Restraint” under our Downloadable Resources.

https://www.seatingdynamics.com/2017/12/14/peanut-butter-jelly-dynamic-footrests-securing-feet/