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Seating and Mobility Considerations for Individuals who are Bariatric - Part 1: Body Shape

2015-03-30

This month, let's start a discussion on seating and mobility considerations for individuals who are bariatric. According to Mosby's Medical Dictionary, bariatrics is "the field of medicine that focuses on the treatment and control of ovesity and diseases associated with obesity"1. The first thing to remember when working with individuals who are bariatric is that there is no "one size fits all". This month's article will focus on body shape. People come in different shapes and sizes and it is a person's unique shape and weight distribution that must be evaluated when assessing for seating and mobility.

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