A 67-year-old female inpatient, who was diagnosed with a mild right CVA, demonstrates deficits with her balance. The current goal of OT intervention is to improve the patient’s postural control during functional task performance. Today’s session is structured to encourage active trunk rotation and functional use of upper limbs, bilaterally. The patient is participating in a laundry activity, which requires her to fold towels on a table which has been placed to her left side, and then to place the folded towels on another table, which has been placed on her right side. Initially, the patient sits at the edge of her chair, and when rotating her trunk, the OTA observes that the patient requires moderate use of her upper extremities for support. In what position should the OT encourage the patient to sit to maximize the use of her upper limbs in this activity?
A. Provide anticipatory support with the clinician seated behind the patient
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