trunk balance

trunk balance

the ability to maintain postural control of the trunk, including the shifting and bearing of weight on each side to free an extremity for a particular function such as reaching and grasping. Weight shifting can be anterior, posterior, lateral, or diagonal and involve righting, equilibrium, and protective reactions. Head and neck control allows for dissociation of the shoulder and pelvic girdles from the trunk.
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We focus on vision, mobility skills, trunk balance (can the driver sit up without support?
The selection of the mechanism and the adjustment of the system to the user will depend on how much upper extremity strength and trunk balance exists.