Elijah’s Hope bed run proves you don’t need superpowers to be a hero

On Saturday 9th July, you will be forgiven for doing a double-take if you come across a merry band of superheroes running a hospital bed through the streets of Bristol. Don’t be alarmed – they’re just doing their bit to make the world a better place. Superheroes from Wonder Woman… Continue reading

Postural Care in Australia: Postural Care Provision for Adults with Multiple Disabilities

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Ahead of our conference, we’re finding out about another keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at Elijah’s First International Conference: The Living University of Postural Care. Bas Jansen is a postural care tutor-manager and seating specialist who will be looking at ‘Postural Care in Australia’ in his keynote speech and exploring… Continue reading

Elijah’s First International Conference: The Living University of Postural Care 26th – 27th November 2015

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Elijah’s First International Conference: The Living University of Postural Care 26th & 27th November 2015 Making families equal partners in developing postural care services Listening to Families workshop – this gives you a flavour of what to expect: The Listening to Families workshop will be co-run by Pauline Toohey and… Continue reading

Postural Care Conference Press Release

Life-saving techniques for body posture to be highlighted at first UK international postural care conference Leading experts to stress the vital importance of good postural care for people with disabilities at Bristol-based conference in April Date: Hilton hotel, Bristol, 23/24 April 2014 The UK’s first dedicated international conference on improving… Continue reading

People with complex needs don’t feel pain?

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“People with complex needs don’t feel pain?” A guest blog from former physiotherapist, Liz Goldsmith, of Postural Care Skills  on why gentle postural care should take into account pain prevention for every patient, whatever their disability. NICE Guideline on spasticity: evidence update 70 endorses the deliberate infliction of pain on… Continue reading

Leadership in postural care

The Postural Care site has interesting posts and perspectives on the subject of postural care. Here is a recent example: Thoughts on Postural Care Leadership by Ross Golightly BCU student nurse In tweeting with Sarah Clayton from Postural Care after this year’s positive choices conference I was delighted to get the… Continue reading

Why Elijah’s Hope is raising awareness of Postural Care

If you received and read the first Elijah’s Hope newsletter back in May 2013, you’ll have seen that we’re keen to promote the importance of postural care and have launched the Positive Deviance (PD) Initiative to further this work. Why Postural Care Matters People with limited movement are most at risk of… Continue reading