Online Course
Exploring Positioning
Gain insight into the principles and practice of safe positioning techniques

1.5-2 hours





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Stacy Schiurring
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Stacy has experience in multiple practice settings, with advanced training in neurological conditions, wound care, and pain management

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Moving and positioning lie within the broader context of manual handling and are a key part of patient care for rehabilitation professionals. Optimum positioning is a good starting point to maximise the benefit of other interventions, such as bed exercises and breathing exercises. It can also assist rest and mobility and, thus, facilitate recovery, enhance function and prevent secondary complications. This course explores the role of the rehabilitation professional in patient positioning and the principles and procedures required to develop competency in safe patient positioning.


This course aims to provide foundational knowledge of safe patient positioning.


This course is made up of videos, reading, practice, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Optional Case Study Discussion
  4. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.8 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify at least three indications and contraindications for therapeutic positioning
  • explain at least four key principles of patient positioning
  • identify at least five common patient positions used in rehabilitation and when they should be used

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Stacy Schiurring: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
It is a beneficial training course! The organisation and structure of the training is excellent. I took a lot of exciting and educational material for myself. Thanks to the course, I gained new knowledge and skills that I will master in practice! (Google Translate)
Ольга Ярмоловська
WOW! This course has been so educative and skilful, full of new things, such as the different positions and their therapeutic importance explained in detail. Thanks very much! I highly encourage people to study this course for their vast benefits.