Steps

 

Cabin bed steps

A child struggled to climb the steep steps into his cabin bed. The steps were made deeper to allow him to get into bed unaided.

Grab Rails for a double amputee

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.

Step-up platform

21-month-old Sebby 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.

Modified Derby half-steps

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 […]

Braked seat/step for kitchen

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 […]

Child’s steps

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.  

Front door access step

 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. […]

Physio’s Bench

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 […]

Lightweight portable half-step

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. […]

Bed Mounted Foot Support

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 […]

Shower steps

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 […]

Miniature step ladder

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 […]