This project was originally developed by Birmingham City University and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital (in 2011) to demonstrate holding techniques for infants, children and young people. However, the latest adaptation means that the content is now applicable to individuals across the age span.
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Access the three main sections of the site by clicking on the images below. More information about the project is provided in the Project background and Further information for health care staff sections. You can also use the menu button on the top-right to navigate to all parts of the site.
Have you ever thought about how the body moves? This section explains the different kinds of joints within the body, their range of movement and the consequences for clinical holding.
This section illustrates various ways to hold a child in the event that it is necessary for them to undergo a specific clinical procedure. The procedure may require a child to be held still or to adopt a certain physical posture.
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