The Got My Back campaign makes us all aware that we need to look after our posture. For information about postural care, click here or read our Postural Care Leaflet. These 4 films highlight how important good postural care is and what happens when postural care goes wrong:
What is postural care? Why should you look after your posture, and how should you do it?
Two young people with cerebral palsy wrote a poem about how they look after their body shape and stay active in their everyday lives.
Harry is an older gentleman who had a stroke. Whilst he received very kind care, his posture was not correctly supported. Sitting in bed for a year caused his body shape to change and crushed his internal organs, which made him more susceptible to infections, and less able to fight them off.
Postural care doesn't have to be boring! Looking after your posture means changing position, doing sports and having fun. Here Katy, who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, tries sit skiing at her local snowdome.