An activity board for a special school
21 month year old client with achondroplasia (short stature) cannot use standard steps etc to access sinks, toilets and worktops. His mother is having to hold him so that he can wash his hands, etc. and she would like him to be able to do these things safely by himself.
The client is a wheelchair user, he has a young child and wants to be able to get the child in and out of the cot from a sitting position.
A 3 year old with shortened limbs need steps to get ion to the toilet and to use the washbasin.
Bathroom fold-out steps with no alterations or fastenings to existing structure
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.
Remapni recently had an enquiry from a physiotherapist in a special school. Sheila has a pupil who wants to use a static exercise bike. The problem is that it is a little big for him, and his feet tend to turn outwards. This causes his heels to catch on the cranks. There are straps on […]
The condemned chair Refurbished chair. The client uses a hand-powered Arjo shower chair hoist for showering and to access the therapy pool. It is very old and the powder-coating is failing, which has meant that a recent inspection has condemned it. The modern equivalent model does not allow the seat to be lowered sufficiently to […]
The client is small for his age (inside leg 190mm). A standard balance bicycle had been obtained by his parents and wheel sizes reduced from 200mm to 125mm diameter. The saddle was still too high (300mm) and this needed to be reduced a further 110mm. Additional mods were made to shorten the fork pillar, lower […]
Platform in use Spring-loaded castor and support bracket The client, who is 4ft 2in, uses boxes to allow her to stand at the kitchen sink to do the washing up and look out over her garden. This was unstable and she had already fallen once. A stepped platform 25cm high with a hand rail was […]
Original wheel New wheel as delivered New wheels as modified New wheels fitted The client had been supplied with two commodes but, being only 4ft 9inches, she found the seats too high to use. The commodes were fitted with large wheels so the seat heights could easily be lowered by installing smaller wheels. New wheels […]
A homeowner of reduced stature has difficulty reaching the door handles of her French doors. An extension rod and handle were fitted to an existing handle to provide a low level operation. The client can now operate handle with ease.
An 11 year old girl of restricted growth was to start secondary school. She would use a powered wheelchair for mobility most of the time but needed to leave the chair for use of the lavatory and for PE lessons. A small stepladder with hand rails was made to allow her to climb into and […]
The client is unable to extend her legs from the hips and knees. She is in a permanently crouched position and needed a stool to enable her to work comfortably in her kitchen. A simple stool was made which enabled her to reach her work surfaces with ease. The client is now able to work more […]
Restricted growth meant that Leo could not reach the pedals on his tricycle. The saddle support was lowered by 40mm and moved forward, and a new backrest fitted. The steering column and forks were both shortened by 20mm, and a narrower crank was fabricated. Leo can now keep up with his sister on her bicycle! […]
The client, who is short of stature and has very short arms, could not reach to operate the taps in her kitchen. Levers were screwed into the tap handles and a ring braised on to the end of each lever. Onto a stick was attached a small brass lug which would fit into the ring […]