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DAY POSITIONING

 

Day Positioning - Postural Drainage

Caspian

Suitable for adults up to 14 stone and up to 5' 10" in height.  Ideal for respiratory problems, allowing the chest to be expanded.  The holding and moulding characteristics allow people, especially those with limited control of their trunk, to feel secure and therefore reduces the panic situation and gives dignity. This unit is ideal for those with spinal problems, a kyphosis or scoliosis.  The entire upper region is totally supported, therefore spreading weight evenly.  CASPIAN has also proved its benefits for use in obstetrics, especially during labour.  When the CASPIAN is face down (or inverted) the angle created gives an effective height for postural drainage.  Patients relax on this unit as there are no hard surfaces to endure.

 


Aegean

This unit has the same application as the CASPIAN, but also copes with people over 12 stone and over 5'4" in height. This unit will also assist patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Timor

Ideal for just neck and head support, or can be applied as for CASPIAN but supporting people under 5' 4" for example children and the frail.


             

 

Gustav

A smaller unit suitable for children, giving the same benefits as the CORAL. Visable reduction of high tone and the reduction of muscle spasm are soon observed, over the entire body. Extremely good for prone posturing. Because of the unique support, side rotation and sliding down the unit are eliminated. Whilst prone, good shoulder flexion can be achieved. Head control has also been witnessed, therefore giving the client a new environment coupled with freedom. Visable extension of the spine is another good feature. Supine lying offers an alternative position, which can be varied slightly to give a sitting position.