How to enable a child with Nemaline Myopathy to use his arms so that he can use a tablet, play with toys etc.
The client has arthritis and could not press the button to switch on electric toothbrush, nor grip a manual toothbrush.
The client is a retired engineer now living in a care home. He is suffering from Alzheimer’s and keeps trying to dismantle things in the home. The care staff wanted an activity board to keep him occupied. Some are commercially available but none of them seem to match his needs.
Telescopic dressing stick with interchangeable ends for a client with a degenerative muscular condition. Her dressing stick is a solid fixed length and therefore not of practical use outside of the home. We adapted a telescopic “selfie stick” with interchangeable end adaptors, for dressing, hair brushing and shoe fitting.
The client has a degenerative nerve/muscular condition and needs to continue to be able to operate his wheelchair independently. A finger support was developed and fitted to the wheelchair control knob to enable him to do this.
“Wheels of Light and Sound” is a sensory project inspired by the UCI Road World Championship bike race held in Harrogate in 2019.
First time mum found it difficult to change a dirty nappy with limited use of her right hand. Her wriggly baby was forever putting his foot in the wrong place!
The Client was a lady, registered blind. She was finding that the shocks that occurred when she hit an obstacle with her white stick were hurting her wrists. The request was for some form of cushioning feature.
Drum kit modification to allow the high hat and bass drum, normally operated by foot pedal, to be operated by hand.
A fitted sheet fitter for enabling a person with limited dexterity and strength to fit the last corner of a fitted sheet.
Washing Machine Door Adaption
Philippa is unable to tolerate pressure in the palms of her hands, making it difficult to hold or grip cutlery. Off-the-shelf equipment does not offer a suitable solution. The OT had made a cutlery holder that fits around the back of the hand, using thermoplastic splinting material, and the client’s special melamine-handled fork and spoon […]
One hand operated Knitting Aid built for a stroke patient
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.
The client had trouble opening windows in her kitchen due to height / mobility issues. She also had psoriasis which made gripping any kind of implement a struggle due to dry skin.
A teenage client with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, has uncontrolled athetoid movements, and needed to have an adapted seat in order to be able to use the toilet whilst away from home for social outings, and whilst away on holiday.