Upright sitting that maximizes function is achieved by focusing on the areas of the pelvis, trunk, head, legs and feet. Start with the hips and provide support as needed. Maintain hip alignment using a seat belt and if more support is needed, consider a special needs seat belt with a crotch strap. If additional supports are needed, move up to the trunk and head and provide supports as needed in those areas.

The last areas to assess are the legs and feet. Always start with supports that provide the least amount of assistance before using ones that offer more (e.g., shoulder strap harness vs. full trunk vest).

Shoulder Strap Harness

Shoulder Strap Harness
Full Trunk Vest

Full Trunk Vest

Our therapists can answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at 1-800-371-2778.


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