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DAY POSITIONING

 

Day Positioning - Lateral Support

Double Rama Roll

Placed inside along the back of a wheelchair / chair, gives central stabilisation and holds the patient firmly.  A subtle unit giving good lateral support.

Placed on the seat of a chair, one roll acts as a lumbar support - whilst the other roll gives support under the thighs, acting as a bumper.

 


Amy

Initially designed when coping with long term supine nursing of neurological patients. This simple unit effectively encourages shoulder flexion with arm extension.  However, we are finding an alternative use for clients with general postural problems such as shoulder flexion as well as lateral support, gives effective stability for those with MS, MND, general spasticity and, of course, stroke patients.

 

Mini Amy

A smaller version of the Amy with all the benefits, suitable for smaller patients up to 7 stone

 


Jenny

With the bumpers joined by a flat back flap, the JENNY is able to give firm lateral support when required.  Can be used in chairs (not wheelchairs) or in bed.  Very helpful to therapists in therapy sessions to control the upper abdomen

Nicola

This bi-lateral support gives firm support for the upper and lower arms.  Due to the support created good weight bearing is achieved, therefore supporting upper trunk and head in a mid line position.  Designed for neurological patients, especially stroke patients.


             

 

Katherine

Designed to give lateral support in a child’s buggy.  This subtle unit, whilst supporting the shoulders, also stabilizes the hips, therefore creating good balance control and centralisation.

 

Celia 2

Designed to cope with a hemiplegic patient whilst sitting in an easy chair in a home situation, and can be either a left sided or right sided support.  The CELIA 2 has a small pad on the opposite side to the main unit to help give bilateral support and a flap to stabilise the unit when in position.

Initial reports on this unit have stated that there is less back pain and that facial muscles become more relaxed as the head maintains a midline position, in some patients salivating has ceased. Patients using this unit find the comfort and positioning more conducive for eating and digestion, therefore over a period of time the general well being of the patient is noticed, especially as organs are back in their correct position. Patients and carers are reporting that the correct sitting position can be maintained
over many hours and that the sufferer is reporting that they are comfortable with no slipping and feel their dignity has been restored. The unit is simple to use, aesthetically pleasing, lightweight and extremely transportable.

 

Medium Pad

This unit can be used for supporting the arm / shoulder when sitting in an easy chair.  Giving the correct height, it supports the shoulder.  The length allows the arm to be extended so supporting the hand.  Ideal for stroke patients or those with oedema.

N.B.  In all pads the warmth emitting from units increases circulation and reduces muscle spasms.