I.T. is an abbreviation of Inclined Therapy.
I.T. is the same as I.B.T but also takes into account posture while sitting and standing therefore requires a broadened subject name so that people can focus on all postural changes they make throughout each day.
Exagerated Poor Sitting posture showing knees too high
For example: Using a chair / wheelchair / car seat that restricts correct postural alignment (bucket type seating) according to a new understanding of how gravity assists the circulation is completely wrong for assisting the circulation to help the body to heal itself. Having the knees higher than ones seat in these types of seating arrangements restricts returned blood flow back to the heart, for which the evidence is often clear with the appearance of oedema in the lower limbs and the emergence of complications for many who go on to develop varicose veins, leg ulcer, deep vein thrombosis, phlebitis etc.
Yet with the seat raised using an additional cushion to raise the seat higher or at least level with the knees has been shown to significantly improve these conditions.
Current medical advice is to raise your legs level or higher than the heart. (not very practical and ineffective in the long term)Poor Sitting Posture Showing Legs Elevated.
Putting your feet up is frequently advised for people with poor circulation, varicose veins and oedema.
Yet the opposite has been shown to be far more effective in addressing all of these medical problems.
Correct Inclined Therapy I.T. Sitting Posture showing knees lower than seat.
This is the correct Inclined Therapy posture showing knees slightly lower than the seat.
Take care to make sure your cushion is does not cause pressure on the back of the thighs for too long.
This problem can be avoided by rising from the chair and standing if possible as often as possible. Make a concerted effort not to sit at the computer for longer than absolutely necessary. If you can, sit at an angle as shown even if this means dragging you away from the computer or getting yourself out of the wheelchair posture it is well worth the effort
But please take care transferring.