presented by Michelle L. Lange
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Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Michelle is an occupational therapist with nearly 30 years of experience in the area of assistive technology. She is the former Clinical Director of The Assistive Technology Clinics of The Children’s Hospital of Denver and has been in private practice at Access to Independence, Inc. for 10 years. Michelle’s work in assistive technology covers a…Read full bio
1. Positioning the Pelvis: Posterior Pelvic Tilt
This chapter will present posterior pelvic tilt, possible causes of this asymmetry and suggested strategies to correct to neutral tilt. Goals of correcting this symmetry will also be presented which can, in turn, be used as justification for seating interventions in documentation. Correcting a posterior pelvic tilt improves trunk extension and an upright head.
2. Positioning the Pelvis: Anterior Pelvic Tilt
This chapter will address an anterior pelvic tilt, possible causes, suggested solutions and goals. Correcting an anterior tilt promotes trunk and head control, stability and function and distributes pressure optimally.
3. Positioning the Pelvis: Rotation
This chapter will address pelvic rotation, including causes, suggested solutions and goals of correction. Correcting a pelvic rotation prevents rotation of the trunk.
4. Positioning the Pelvis: Obliquity
This chapter will address pelvic obliquity, causes, suggested solutions and goals of correction. Pelvic obliquity can lead to lateral scoliosis and excessive pressure over one ischial tuberosity. The pelvis needs to be leveled, as much as possible.