An activity board for a special school
North Lincolnshire council run activity sessions at various “wellbeing hubs” around the county. One of the activities is archery and although they had a bow stand made by Remap some years ago for wheelchair use they asked for another one suitable for use both in a chair and standing.
Attached are two pictures of foot and leg exercising devices designed and made by two members of REMAP Gwent, who do have a very special interest in those who suffer from MS and their inability to get the crucial type of exercise they need. This will also apply to any other person who has […]
There is often a need to fix pedal exercisers in relation to the client’s chair, to stop them travelling when in use. The problem can be solved by standing both pedal assembly and chair on a board. The example shown was made for use in a hospital, and so is adjustable to suit different clients’ […]
The client cannot move her legs to pedal, and relies on the electric exerciser to pull her feet around, hence moving her leg muscles. This means the pedals are trying to pull away from her feet, and the only friction between foot and pedal is due to the weight of her leg. (i.e. no downward […]
Standing frame in use Frame folded The client is unable to stand on his own and spends most of his time either in a wheelchair or on a low stool while at school. A simple folding frame was provided with two rails at different heights. The lower rail allows him to pull himself into a […]
Table in upper position Table in lower position The client uses a cycle exerciser for both legs and arms, but is unable to raise it from floor level (for leg exercise) to chest level (for arm exercise) unaided. A crank-operated rising table was made to raise and lower the exerciser between the two levels. […]
Remap were asked to modify a pedal exercise machine. The brief was to help the user to retain their feet on the pedals during exercise whilst in a sitting position. This was achieved by securing a pair of the user’s shoes to the pedals as shown. Unmodified pedal Pedals in use To use, with the […]
The client is a young boy who is unable to support himself on his legs and uses a Rollator to get about. As part of his therapy, needs to exercise on a treadmill, for which handrails are required to support him. This free-standing design requires no modification to the treadmill and allows it to be […]
A lady with multiple sclerosis had recently had a stroke leaving weakness in her left arm with shortening of her muscles affecting her left hand and wrist. She needed a “Resting Splint” to help her exercise and regain control. A splint was made from scrap material and consisted of an upholstered hinged splint that could […]
A London marathon entrant broke his ankle but was determined to carry on, using crutches but “running” on crutches poses problems: 1. Crutches hit road at an acute angle, so often skids. 2. Cause rapid wear to rubber tips. 3. Severe impacts are transmitted to upper limb joints causing multiple injuries. 4. Standard crutches rapidly […]
This 11-year old autistic boy has plenty of energy and enjoys being active. He has a stationary exercise bike which he enjoys riding. His clinical psychologist thought it would be beneficial if the power generated from riding his bike could be used to operate some flashing disco lights, a cassette recorder and an electric train. […]
The client is paralysed from the waist down and by being inert was not getting good blood circulation. The hospital unit suggested that a modified version of a motorised leg exerciser could be beneficial provided that it could give calf support. One of these units was borrowed and tested with a boot provided by the […]
Mandy had been advised by her physiotherapist that horse riding would be beneficial for her multiple sclerosis problems, but she needed a platform to mount her horse. The platform was to be transportable so she could ride in different places. The solution was to make a thirty inch high platform, two feet by three feet, […]
Karon, in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, had been recommended to continue riding but could not mount her horse from a normal height block. A platform with steps was provided. Karon can now step astride her horse easily.
A 9-year-old child has Proteus syndrome and dearly wants to ride a bike, but cannot pedal. He now has a hand-propelled machine. A device was required to support the child’s legs, to prevent them from dangling on the ground. This was provided by adapting an old backpack frame, and bolting it to the underside of […]