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DAY POSITIONING

 

Day Positioning - Wheelchair Supports

Jill

An adapted version of the PILLOW PAD i.e. two flaps fea-
ture in the base seam for stabilization of the unit: Gives
gentle, but effective abduction for clients, especially in
wheelchairs. Can be as effective as a pommel without the
resistance. Promotes relaxation. Discrete. Patients with
marked spasticity of legs can be catered for, as the ex-
tended flaps fold over then secure to prevent external rota-
tion.









 


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 sup-
port - whilst the other roll gives support under the thighs,
acting as a bumper.

 


Rama Roll

Placed on the seat of a chair / wheelchair, acts as a
bumper by slightly tipping the patient back to encourage the
pelvic curve.

With the flap at the back of the chair, the roll can be used
for either supporting the neck, or pulled down, can support
the lumbar region.

With the flap placed sideways along the back of the chair, it
can stop the person slipping to one side.

 

Tasman

A small flat wedge designed to cope with a child with a se-
vere kyphosis, conversely if TASMAN is turned the oppo-
site side it accommodates a lordosis. This unit is also used
for prone positioning with babies to small children.














             

 

Pillow Pad

Extremely useful small unit to ‘fill in’ awkward spaces. Ideal
for stabilising hips (in a wheelchair) or lumbar support in a
car. They can also be used for separation (see JILL).
Available in different lengths depending on an individual’s
requirement.

 

Leslie

A ‘U’ shaped unit designed to isolate the lower lumbar and
to accommodate a kyphosis. Although it isolates the lower
lumbar region (in cases of secondary cancer or severe
pressure sores) the support given by the side pieces is suf-
ficient to hold and support the lower back and therefore ac-
commodate a kyphosis.

 

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 sta-
bility for those with MS, MND, general spasticity and, of course,
stroke patients.



Mini Amy

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

 



Horton

Designed initially for side / shoulder support inside a wheelchair. Other uses are neck support and separation (pommel). Extremely useful small unit to ‘fill in’ awkward spaces. Ideal for stabilising hips and shoulders in wheelchairs.

 

 

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.

 


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.