etac offers the free webinar, “Fighting Gravity! Managing Asymmetries Through Seating and Positioning,” on Wednesday, May 26 from 1 pm – 2 pm PST.

Led by occupational therapist Sheila Buck, BSc(OT), Reg(Ont), ATP, the course will review typical asymmetries found in the seated posture, as well as how gravity, as well as tone, can cause and exacerbate these asymmetries. The pelvis and trunk, as well as the hip and knee angles, will be examined. In addition, it will discuss the relationship between gravity and support of the head in a level/midline position despite asymmetrical posture, in order to enhance overall functioning.

Ultimately, the course will help participants understand how to position the client and utilize seating systems and mobility bases to reduce the effects of gravity and/or accommodate asymmetrical positioning from tonal changes.

Sheila is an occupational therapist from Ontario and has been actively working in the field of seating and mobility for over 30 years. She is also a speaker and author about seating and mobility.

The course is approved for continuing education credits.

For more information and to register, visit etac.