6. Bony Landmarks – Ischial Tuberosities and Weight Distribution
Due to the variability among people it is acknowledged that a universal seating position is not practical and an individual assessment and prescription is recommended.
Why do we need to assess?
We also need a baseline upon which to measure the effectiveness of any prescribed specialist seating during the review process.
The pelvis is the foundation for a good sitting posture as it dictates what happens to the body segments above and below. The ischial tuberosities of the pelvis are a key bony landmark to refer to during the assessment process as their position can indicate pelvic instability and potential weight distribution problems. This video demonstrates how best to identify these key bony prominences.
Disclaimer: Ensure the assessment and prescription is completed by an experienced and qualified professional who has the competence and confidence required. Or contact us to book a free no-obligation assessment with our own seating assessors.