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Posture and Seating: an Integral Component of Good Moving and Handling for Clients with Restricted Mobility

Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Assessment & Care Management / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Occupational Therapy Assistants / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Resource Officers / Social Workers
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Moving and Handling
Course description

This course is aimed at those assessing and caring for adults with restricted mobility who struggle to re-adjust or move their position when seated.

This half day course covers:

  • Normal posture and how function relates to posture

  • Anatomy of the pelvis and spine

  • The effects that immobility has on the body, in relation to posture, tissue viability, circulation etc

  • An awareness of postural issues and how to correct them or support them

  • The importance of ensuring that clients sit in a functional postural position and are repositioned appropriately

  • Appropriate hoisting techniques into a chair

  • Ensuring the client's seat provides suitable support for them

  • Ensuring candidates are aware when to refer for a specialist OT seating assessment.

For the practical element participants attending should be fit, dressed appropriately and able to fully participate. Footwear should be flat/ low heel and closed in toes. No flipflops or open toe sandals.

Training objectives

To ensure:

  • candidates understand the importance of good/ functional posture and how this is a key component of the Moving and Handling process

  • candidates can visually identify when someone’s posture is restricted and how to correct their posture.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, candidates will:

  • Ensure clients they care for are seated in the most appropriate position

  • Understand risk factors to good posture, supportive seating, tissue viability and their potential impact on an adult’s function and wellbeing

  • Identify risk factors that poor moving and handling can have on posture, seating, tissue viability and their potential impact.

Additional Information


The car park at Firwood House, Eastbourne is NOT for use by delegates on training courses. Please find alternative parking, details of which can be found on the attached map.

Start Date
Friday 11 October 2019
End Date
Friday 11 October 2019
Closing Date
Thursday 10 October 2019
09:45 - 13:00
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