Sitting

 

Anti tipping chair

5yr old loved pushing her dining chair back during and after eating, with the risk that she would tip the chair over backwards.

Wheelchair slide

The client’s Occupational Therapist has requested a slide, to enable the child to remove himself from the wheelchair – and have fun doing so. The slide will also help to improve the child’s strength, as he will pull himself back up the slide to get back into his wheelchair.

Special folding chair

The client, a 7 year old child, has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk, talk and has poor vision. One of his carers wanted a special folding chair to fit into a small room, which would provide the correct body support. Modifying a standard baby bouncer type chair was tried without success. A special chair was designed and made from wood.

Workshop stool back support

The client needed a workshop stool that would provide support to his badly damaged pelvis and back to allow him to return to work in comfort. Working with him and his OT we devised the right amount of support, stability and mobility by modifying an existing commercially available stool.

Over-chair table

The client eats seated in her recliner chair and requires a special over-chair table that accommodates her sitting position which in effect raises her stomach up. Standard tables have been found not to work. A table was made to exactly fit the dimensions of the client’s chair (not that in the picture) with a cut-out […]

Recliner / Riser chair controls

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 […]

Headrest for dining chair

Head rest fitted to dining chair, wheelchair behind Brackets with paper template Brackets fitted to chair back The client uses a wheelchair with a headrest to support her head, but wishes to use a standard dining chair while eating. A headrest is required to prevent potential choking. The solution agreed was to add a bracket […]

Adjustable foot rests on school stools

Client needed an additional footrest on the stools at School to be more comfortable in class.  However different classrooms used similar stools so it was essential that each classroom the client used had the appropriately modified stool. A steel strip with equally spaced fixing holes was welded to the two front legs of the stools, […]

Braked seat/step for kitchen

Kick step Underside showing operating mechanism Gliding around the kitchen In use as a kickstep Client only has the upper section of both her arms and is very adept with her two split hook prosthesis. There are times however when she finds it easier to manipulate items with her feet while seated. For this, she […]

Motorised chair controller

Chair and controller before modification Armrest with joystick and wrist support. Dismantled armrest showing sliding joystick, pulleys and cord. Joystick in use in the forward position with backrest upright … … and in rear-most position with backrest lowered. Due to the nature of his neurological condition, the client’s hand function is declining and he requires […]

Seat foot rest

Original unsuitable arrangement Foot rest extension fitted… .. with padding added. The footrest of the client’s reclining armchair did not fully support her feet. A footrest extension piece was made with tubular supports that mated with tubes fixed to the underside of the existing footrest. An alternative solution to a similar problem: Modify foot rest […]

Standing aid

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 […]

Chair mover

Parkinson’s sufferers often have difficulty pulling their chair up to the dining table, and carers struggle to help.   A light framework of 20mm angle iron is welded to be a reasonable fit around the chair legs, with the wheels from 75mm castors attached at each corner. For the rear corners, the swivel base of […]