An eleven year old boy with sensory processing issues, finds it difficult to remain seated in class. He was rocking his chair back and forth. The school negated this risk, only for him to start throwing his weight sideways, putting him at risk of tipping to the side.
Restraint of person
A client with severe learning disabilities loves to roll on the floor of her shared lounge. Unfortunately it is unsafe for her and other residents, and staff haven’t the time to supervise her. Staff asked us to create a safe area for her to do this.
The client fears falling off her stairlift. A safety rail was added to provide the reassurance required.
12-year old George with developmental and behavioural issues lashes out when anxious and finds transitions stressful. His mother requires a screen to separate him from his siblings in the back seat of their car. A twin-wall polycarbonate screen was made that sits between the individual rear seats, keeping them apart.
The client uses a turning disc when transfering from his wheelchair. Normally, this would be mounted on the floor and the wheelchair footrests moved out of the way. The wheelchair footrests are fixed, so a de-mountable method of fixing the turning disc to the wheelchair is required.
Client who has Parkinson disease does not like wearing collars to support her head. Client suggested making a padded chin support that she could hold. An approximate chin shape mould was made and an aluminium chin shape support made. Support is lined with 10mm zote foam. Handle approx. 500mm long is attached by a small […]
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 […]
Harness for use in vehicles Harness for use while walking – rear view … … and front Client is a very active adult with learning difficulties and uses a Model 28 Crelling restraint harness when travelling in a vehicle (in addition to the normal car seat belt) and a separate harness while walking (for the […]
The client had trouble controlling the joystick of his wheelchair because of a severe tremor in his forearm. He was supplied with a wristband containing a flat rare earth magnet, and a small steel plate was attached to the arm of is wheelchair. The effect was to hold his wrist against the arm with sufficient […]
Harness in use Load-bearing harness The two harnesses combined The original request for a child seat was found not to comply with mobility scooter regulations. It was agreed to make a harness to hold the child on the mother’s lap because it was felt that if a papoose-type arrangement is used by pedestrians, it could […]
David can have very strong involuntary arm movements. Previous efforts to hold his arms on the chair armrests have been unsatisfactory. Channels with hinged tops, made from plastic guttering, were securely strapped to the armrests. They were held closed, when around the client’s forearms, by Velcro straps. Various forms of padding were tried and the […]
Alec’s problem was that his arm would involuntarily fly up forcibly and endanger anyone who was standing nearby. As he was a student, with others invariably around, this was quite a problem. A larger version of a standard chair tray was made that would allow his arm to be held down with Velcro straps that […]
The client, who has Parkinson’s disease, likes to dine out and work at his bench. He finds his forearms tend to shake when using cutlery utensils and small tools. Linen cuffs were made and pocketed to take 10mm diameter steel rods to make a total weight of 680g to act as ‘vibration’ dampers. The rods […]
Severely disabled young man needs his head and upper body supported on long car journeys. Any support had to fit the client snugly, be useable with the existing seat/seatbelt and removable for cleaning. Foam was cut to the shape of the seat and two laminations were cut to suit the shape of the client and […]
A young boy with cerebral palsy loves tractors and his parents wanted one that he could ride on. A suitable toy tractor was purchased and a frame fitted around the seat so that the boy could be supported and sit on it safely. The boy was delighted with his tractor and complains when his parents […]
This keen sailor, a possible contender for the Paralympics, has a specially designed sailing dinghy but after a recent above knee amputation, was unable to stabilise herself in the hull because of her single limb, especially when the boat heeled. Two long wedge shaped cushions were fashioned in Evozote, a type of fairly firm plastic […]