The Effects of a Contoured Foam Seat on Postural Alignment and Upper-Extremity Function in Infants With Neuromotor ImpairmentsBy Washington, Kathleen; Deitz, Jean C.; White, Owen R.; Schwartz, Ilene S.; Physical Therapy (PTJ) , Vol. 82, No. 11, pp. 1064-1076
Publication Date: November 2002
Article discussing physical and occupational therapists' use of a contoured foam seat (CFS) in improving postural alignment and the ability to play with toys in infants with neuromotor impairments. The participants were four infants, ages nine to 18 months, who were unable to sit independently. Data was collected on the children's functioning while sitting in a regular highchair, a regular highchair with a thin foam liner, and a CFS used as an insert in a regular highchair. Results showed that the CFS improved postural alignment, yet did not have a significant effect on the amount and frequency of playing activities. Some improvement was noticed in the ability of two of the participants to free their arms while sitting with the CFS.
Published by: American Physical Therapy Association (Website:http://www.apta.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J44700