Better Clinical Decisions by Knowing the “Why”


Date: 7/19/22
Speaker: Allison Baird, OTR/L, ATP
Intermediate Level, Seating and Positioning, ATP/SMS Prep Content


As ATP we routinely evaluate pelvis, spine, & trunk posture during our seating evaluations. Are we always connecting our evaluation to the seating prescriptions that will optimize client participation in their preferred activities? In this course: we will review pelvic, spine, & trunk posture. We will then explore the connection between body position & participation in various Mobility Related Activities of Daily Living.

Allison Baird has worked as an Occupational Therapist since 1999 and received her ATP certification in 2015. Allison has worked in a variety of healthcare settings in NJ & NY including: Level 1 & 2 Trauma Centers, Rehabilitation hospitals, and Outpatient clinics. She was the Advanced Clinician & Clinical Coordinator for the Seating Program in NY Presbyterian-Columbia. In addition, she was a home modification consultant for the MS Society of NYC. Allison is a Guest Lecturer for the Occupational Therapy Graduate program at Touro College and for the Art Therapy Graduate Program for the School of Visual Arts.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be able to describe the features of the pelvis, trunk, and spine that we are evaluating in the mat evaluation.
Participants will be able to identify the influence of the pelvic position on daily activities.
Participants will be able to identify the influence of trunk/spine position on daily activities.