This elderly client required a spacer to fill a gap in her mattress. She had been supplied with a pressure-reducing mattress topper, which (strangely) was 6″ too long for a standard double-bed.
Sitting to standing
Platform configured to provide lower height Platform in raised configuration Platform disassembled ReTurn in normal use for comparison The ReTurn aid is used both for transfer of children from a sitting position, but also as a physio aid to stretch their ligaments and improve posture. The users come in all sizes, with corresponding differences in […]
The client struggles to get up from a wheeled garden seat when gardening. The handles on the seat are too low and the seat moves sideways when getting up. A pair of free-standing handles provide the required height and their bases act a brakes on the seat.
This client has difficulty pressing the small buttons on a recliner chair control box, and too easily knocks it off the chair arm (where it has been placed by a carer) when trying to use it when the carer is not immediately available. The client has sometimes tried to stand up in the chair whilst […]
Feet fixed to underside of sofa Detail of clamps used to fix feet to frame Completed raised sofa with valance The client required his reclining sofa raising by 3” without interfering with the mechanism. Some loose wooden blocks had been provided, but they were unstable. Four wooden feet were made which clamped to the base […]
Back pack and half inflated cushion Back pack and shaped foam Back pack with hook in position Back pack in use The client has a protruding shoulder blade as a result of scoliosis which makes it very uncomfortable to sit in most chairs and required a solution that is discrete. He was supplied with two […]
Existing arm rest New grab rail in position New grab rail The armrest of riser armchair was used heavily during the client’s transition from wheelchair to armchair. He didn’t use the elevate function, but preferred to use his upper body strength to transition. His concern that the armrest lacked a good purchase. The armrest was […]
Existing arrangement New rotating grab handle The existing commercial bed grab handle did not allow the client to maintain a firm grip as he maneuvered out of bed into his wheelchair. The new handle clamps to the side rail of the bed and allows limited rotation to ensure the client has a firm grip as […]
The client found that his wet hands slipped on the floor-to-ceiling poles in his bathroom. Both poles were fitted with paracord whipping over double sided carpet tape to provide a secure hold.
Knee separator Foot rest The client required her Etac Turner sit-to-stand aid to be modified to include a padded panel to separate her knees and a raised foot rest to suit her stature.
Completed job Knee support The unmodified ReTurn aid The client has a ReTurn standing aid. After a stroke, her left leg has little function so when using the aid, her foot is prone to slip sideways off the platform and her knee also needs extra lateral support. She also sometimes wears a leg brace. To […]
Alternative solution The client’s Stressless Consul reclining chair was unusual, having a circular base in the form of a ring. Beneath the ring was a plastic ‘bearing’ to allow the chair to rotate. To establish the correct height, the chair was raised temporarily on stacks of repurposed ice cream tubs. An octagonal base was made […]
Rota Stand Ankles requiring support Board showing supports and padding Board in place, with covers fitted Aid in use The client ankles are not strong enough to support her weight when using a Rota Stand when transferring from one seated position to another. A plywood board with side supports was bolted to the base of […]
Aid in correct use Current food can solution Board with foot locator Underside showing retaining brackets In use The client uses a sit-to-transfer aid with his wife or carer’s assistance. However, when he stands using the equipment, his right foot turns inwards which affects his ability to bear weight. His wife currently places a food […]
The client’s spinal problem made it difficult to get up from a sitting position at his desk. A ladder-type stand was made that allows him to pull himself up. For stability, it is bolted to the desk. The client is very happy with it and thinks it looks like a piece of Ercol furniture. The […]
Standing frame in use Frame folded The client is unable to stand on his own and spends most of his time either in a wheelchair or on a low stool while at school. A simple folding frame was provided with two rails at different heights. The lower rail allows him to pull himself into a […]