side-lying position

side-lying position

A lateral recumbent position in which the individual rests on the right or left side, usually with the knees slightly flexed. This position may be used in persons with mild forms of sleep apnea, in some patients with dysphagia, and in patients predisposed to sacral decubitus ulcers, among other conditions.
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Unlike tubing, you can wrap flex bands around your thighs, for example, and do squats from a standing position, or strengthening your hips from a side-lying position.
Exercise Hip abduction from a Hip abduction from a Description #2 side-lying position side-lying position with Figure 2B TheraBand Patient-Specific Place hand on hip to monitor for lumbopelvic rotation.
On the left side, active ROM of hip and knee was performed in side-lying position.
Side-lying position to work the neck is probably the least utilized position, but it can offer many advantages for deep work.
In effect the side-lying position described earlier is making use of reflex inhibiting patterns.
Stretching hip flexors: Start in a side-lying position.
This component of the side-lying position is especially important as it may offer relief to those with anterior shoulder pain.
Pregnancy massage is done in the side-lying position.
Massage can also be performed by using the side-lying position.
Higher-risk patients, such as those with fetal heart rate changes should avoid this position; in those cases, a side-lying position will improve heart rate patterns and Apgar scores.
An alternative position for the patient who is weak is a side-lying position with the head of the bed elevated.
2] may be significantly reduced in the left lateral side-lying position in mechanically ventilated postoperative patients.