Transfers

 

Rising Shower Chair

The user lacks knee extensor strength. He can make standing transfers, but only from a high seat to a low seat, so that he can make the necessary turn with his knees fully extended. To enable showering in his wet-room, his shower chair needs to elevate, as his wheelchair does. We chose a hydraulic motorcycle platform lift, and installed it under the shower seat of a wheeled commode/shower chair, after removing the commode seat and
bowl.

Access to toilet

Child of 9 with multiple limb amputations requested easer access to toilet when not using prosthetic legs

Sit-to-stand sling modification

The client uses a MiniLift sit-to-stand aid for transfers but the sling is unsuitable. The Oxford Journey aid has a more suitable sling, but the aid itself is too large to maneuver inside the client’s home and its sling uses a 4-point fixing, and so could not be used on the MiniLift, which has a 2-point attachment. It was decided to add a bracket to the MiniLift so the Oxford Journey 4-point sling could be used.

Wheelchair Step

Bespoke non-slip step, made to fit between front wheels of a child’s electric wheelchair, enabling safe and independent transfers in and out of the wheelchair.

Drum Stool Removable Backrest

Professional drummer with MND needed a droppable backrest so that he could get onto his drum kit stool independently, so he can play at his leisure.

Lift on Mobility Scooter

A man who had polio as a child is now in his 70’s and finds it difficult to climb on to his mobility scooter

T-Shaped Steps

A child struggling to transfer safely into her wheelchair, required a T-shaped step, to fit between the wheels of her wheelchair, and provide a large enough platform for her to turn round on.

Molift Knee Blocks

The client had had recent surgery, preventing him from being able to transfer independently by standing following a surgery. This meant that he was having to be lifted by mum or hoisted at school. School had tried to use a Molift lifter which would be ideal has it would enable him to continue standing, but […]

Bathroom Step

A bathroom floor needed to be levelled with a platform / step, in order to allow a child with weak limbs to access the bath.

Standing Frame Modification

The client uses a standing frame at school; but as she uses it, she twists her trunk. The Physio was keen to try and prevent her being able to twist so much by adding taller elbow blocks. The School Physio asked us to provide a foam covered extension piece to fit under the elbow block […]

Wheelchair Armrest Bracket

The plastic bracket which held the armrests in place on a manual wheelchair broke. The client’s friend milled me a new one in aluminium for the right hand side. This worked well for years, but then the bracket for the left arm broke, and the client’s friend was no longer able to create a new one for him.

Toilet transfer stool

Stable transfer stool enables a girl with the brittle bone disease to use toilet independently.