Body shape distortion: promoting postural care at night
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Body shape distortion: promoting postural care at night

Anna Waugh Operations manager, Postural Care Community Interest Company, Staffordshire
Sarah Hill Managing director, Postural Care Community Interest Company, Staffordshire

Anna Waugh and Sarah Hill outline the basic principles of protecting a child’s chest shape and suggest that nurses are well placed to take the lead in this developing field

A child’s night-time sleeping position is important because a destructive lying posture can, over time, distort a child’s body shape. This can reduce the capacity of the abdomen and thorax, compromise internal organs and lead to a premature death. Nurses can have a role in promoting postural care and help to protect children at risk of body shape distortion.

Learning Disability Practice. 12, 7, 25-29. doi: 10.7748/ldp2009.09.12.7.25.c7248

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