Unloaded Position

Unloaded Position

Supine lying (on your back), legs bent up to 90 degrees OR lower legs supported on low stool, arms out from side approximately 30-45 degrees, palms up.

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Look for compensations:

*If head tilts back (chin is tilted upward,) support the HEAD by placing folded towels or pillows under the HEAD.

If head tilts down (chin is towards the chest,) support the NECK with a towel roll or other support.

Some persons will need BOTH the head and neck supported.

**The hook-lying position is sufficient bend in knees; however, sometimes 90/90 position (over stool/chair) should be used to start the program.