Seating clients with hypotonia can be challenging, requiring strategies quite distinct from those used with high tone indivduals.  Subtle changes make a big difference.  Function now must be balanced with an eye to the future and what might transpire years from now.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to differenctiate between the origins of central and peripheral hypotonia.
  2. Participants will be able to list 3 common pelvic, trunk and head postures seen in people with low muscle tone.
  3. Participants will be able to recognize and describe the connection between sitting and lying posture.
  4. Participants will be able to list 3 potential orthopedic complications impacted by wheelchair seating and configuration.
  5. Participants will be able to describe the interaction between tilt in space and recline when seating a person with low tone.

About the Speaker

Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, MS, OTR/L, ATP/SMS

Tamara is an occupational therapist specialized in seating, positioning and wheeled mobility and 24 hour postural management.  She has written and taught about these topics in the United States, Peru and Colombia.  Tamara is Project Director for the Montana Postural Care Project, funded by the Montana Council on Development Disabilities.


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0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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