The Client , a lady, had lost both hands and feet due to sepsis. A stairlift had been installed in her house but there were two small steps to be negotiated dor which she required assistance.
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.
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
The client struggles to raise her feet when walking and so was unable to navigate her doorstep to leave the house. The standard Derby half-steps are too deep to sit on the existing doorstep and are also too high for her limited ability to raise her feet. A wooden step was made to fit the […]
Kick step Underside showing operating mechanism Gliding around the kitchen In use as a kickstep Client only has the upper section of both her arms and is very adept with her two split hook prosthesis. There are times however when she finds it easier to manipulate items with her feet while seated. For this, she […]
A 3-year-old child with cerebral palsy is unable to walk unaided. To promote her independence, her mother wishes her to be able to use the wash basin with minimal assistance. She had already bought wooden steps and needed side rails for safety. Height adjustable tubular steel rails were fitted.
Finished solution The Threshold step on the client’s front door causes him problems with him getting out of the house in his wheelchair. The ‘ramp’ that the client had improvised was a sort of landing stage to provide a level transfer station on a steeply sloping drive. The left hand picture shows the current improvisation. […]
The Referrer was currently working with a 9 year old girl who has paralysis of her lower limbs. She can get on and off the floor by using two benches which she pushes herself up onto using her arms. She then transfers onto a Physio’s Plinth. The benches currently used at the school are the […]
The client has limited leg movement and has difficulty in climbing stairs. A portable “half step” was needed. A portable step was made up from aluminium angle, plywood and dowel – see below. Dimensions 100mm high x 230mm wide by 200mm deep. Handle approx. 1000mm high. Note final version fitted with a rubber hand grip. […]
This client’s posture is bent forward and this means his centre of gravity can incline him to fall forward. He normally sits on the side of his bed to get help with his personal care. It would be helpful if the bed could be raised to assist with the care but there was a risk he would fall […]
Ann is waiting for two hip replacements and finds stepping up very difficult. A 4″ step is the most she can manage and the tray on her shower is 12″ high. A pair of stacking box steps were made each 4″ high to give access. Handles were provided for ease of moving and were made […]
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 […]
Connor, a three year old boy with Down’s syndrome, needed to get on his trampoline safely. A ladder made from decking planks locks onto the trampoline frame and has nowhere he can trap his head, arms or legs. Connor can now get on and off without assistance.