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IC48 Good Seating for Children with CP Experience and Research in Scandinavia

Program ID Number: CRS000694
CEU Course ID: P278.15
Webinar Length of Time: 1.0 hour

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Seating problems in CP requires careful choice of device, trial and adaptation to the child's needs. Otherwise the child will not be able to develop control over body, hands and head. Clinical experience and research shows improved postural control, hand control and endurance when assistive technology supports a seated position with legs apart and the hip angle open. Scandinavian assistive technologies have been developed to provide possibilities to adjust and support good positions for children with CP.


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Lotte Wemmenborn, PT
Fysionord Ab
Lunde, Västernorrland

Lotte is a physical therapist with 25 years experience working in the field of disability, ergonomics, and assistive technology at the Habilitation and Technical devices centers. In 2005 she started up as a freelancing PT offering a concept of educational seminars and seating analysis. She has written books and worked on projects with the Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology. Her main interest is to find seating solutions for every child with disabilities to improve their quality of life.

Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies.

* Disclosed she is a consultant for Fysionord AB.



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Updated | 08.19.2015