Testifying About Your Postural Limitations

by DISABILITY PROFESSIONALS on November 27, 2012

Whether you’re sitting or standing, your spine controls your postural abilities. Testifying about your postural limitations will include talking about injuries that affected your spine and support muscles and the effect that these have had on your ability to work. Postural limitations not only restrict your movements, but also the amount of time you can spend in one position. Your representative at Disability Professionals will go over the questions that you may expect an administrative judge to ask. You will want to give honest and complete answers to all the judge’s questions.

For testimony about postural limitations, the judge will be asking questions, such as the following: 

  • Do you have any problems with standing? Sitting?
  • Can you alternate sitting with standing?
  • Is it necessary for you to alternate periods of sitting with periods of walking?
  • How long can you stand?
  • What positions can you stand in?
  • What happens if you try to stand too long? Sit too long?
  • What are some examples of standing limitations?
  • Do you have any problems with walking?
  • How long/how far can you walk?
  • What happens if you try to walk too far?
  • Do you have any problems keeping your balance on a slippery or moving surface?
  • What are some examples of your walking limitations?

While not all-inclusive, these are just some of the examples of questions you may be asked by the judge. We hope that these examples will help you better prepare and to feel more comfortable before your disability hearing.

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If you or a loved one needs to pursue a disability claim or wishes to discuss claim eligibility, give Disability Professionals a call at 855-201-9569 or email DisabilityProfessionals to set up your appointment today.



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