How would proper seating help?

The ability to reposition is often diminished in the very old, the malnourished and those with acute illness. If gravity pulls the person into a poor sitting position over a period of time, it can be difficult for them to bring their body back to mid line to correct that posture. Support from the correct chair can reduce poor sitting posture and help with positive repositioning for pressure management.

Good posture in terms of seating, and therefore a seating assessment, begins with the pelvis. During your assessment, your therapist will determine some points on the pelvis as indicators for the position of the pelvis. The position of these points in space and in relation to each other is the basis from which your therapist starts your seating assessment.