Physical and Mobility Evaluations
Postural Management Assessment:
We experience a range of difficulties and disabilities which require the use of an accurate postural management assessment, such as Cerebral Palsy. This is to ensure health and safety primarily, ensuring that positioning is facilitating [or at the very least not restricting] essential body functions such as breathing, digestion, elimination. It is important to consider this during a 24-hour course, ensuring that when the child or young person is awake or asleep, these functions are protected and maintained.
A further requirement of postural management is to facilitate engagement in meaningful and purposeful occupations. These may include social opportunities for eye contact, communication and interaction, playing, and being a part of the world around us.
Whatever the level of need, a postural management assessment is fundamental to ensure that every child and young person is supported to be safe, healthy, and engaged.
Movement Pattern and Physical Skills Assessment:
Primarily for individuals with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders, this assessment looks at the child or young person's movement patterns and the link to their physical skill and mobility. A neurodevelopmental treatment approach may be used in order to support the development of more typical and efficient movement patterns in order to support occupational engagement across a range of contexts.
We are lucky enough to have a range of specialist equipment which we can integrate within our treatment approaches, including the TheraSuit™ method, Spider Therapy (with the Universal Exercise Unit) all within our specialist clinic facilities. This means that rather than passive, laborious routines, children and young people can develop strength, coordination and accuracy of movement whilst engaging the activities and occupations that they love! Direct therapy can take place within our facilities, home, or school, and home-programmes can be devised in order to support direct intervention.
Please see below for more information on the approaches which may be used;