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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Side-lying position on your left side may be good; or your toddler may assume a sitting, kneeling or even standing position beside you as he nurses.
For example, if the client has a right lumbar scoliosis, we would place them in side-lying position on their right side (Figure 6A).
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. Aerobic phase with 10 minutes cycling on a static lower extremity cycle ergometer was performed at a comfortable speed, with the seat as high as possible.
In effect the side-lying position described earlier is making use of reflex inhibiting patterns.
Stretching hip flexors: Start in a side-lying position. 3 Reach back for the top foot and pull the foot towards the buttocks, keeping the knees aligned with each other.
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. Using specialized cushions or pillows, your massage therapist will work on one side of your body and then the other.
Massage can also be performed by using the side-lying position. Most people sleep on their sides you can get really comfortable and have your spine really straight.
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.