The Hip Bone’s Connected to the Shoulder Bone: Facilitating UE ROM through Pelvic Positioning
1.5 hours. The ability of OT practitioners to assess and treat pelvic alignment will improve their ability to facilitate decreased pain and increased participation in ADL’s and activities of choice for patients across the life span. This presentation is designed to review the proximal alignment and control necessary for promoting upper extremity range of motion and will provide practical interventions to facilitate increased patient outcomes in activities requiring upper extremity movement and coordination. We will review the risk factors of prolonged sitting in wheelchairs, the pelvic and scapular alignment needed for shoulder range of motion and fine motor activity, and learn ways to facilitate this required pelvic and scapular alignment through seating and preparatory activities.