Upper body and head support pads

Project  / Project number: 367 2006  /  Status:


The challenge

Upper body and head support padsA lady with a degenerative disability found the most comfort sat in her wheelchair, right elbow on the armrest and her jaw cupped in her right hand. Unfortunately, this gave her severe discomfort in her right hand.

Following a number of visits to the client, together with her physiotherapist the exact shape and position of the support pads were determined. The head support replicating her right hand. The lower support pad (not shown) is against her right arm, above he elbow. Her right shoulder is too painful to use as a support position.

A substantial amount of pain has been replaced by comfort for the client.