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!
A very active 8 year old girl with CP finds riding a tricycle difficult due to her left ankle extending and her foot hitting the ground. An ankle brace has been designed and is now in regular use to prevent foot drop. The brace has also provided an added, unexpected benefit to aid walking
A client with motor neurone disease has “dropped head syndrome” meaning his neck muscles have insufficient strength to keep his head upright. The usual solution to this problem is to use a neck brace, but Chris found this solution very uncomfortable. Remap made him a light weight and discreet aid.
A very creative lady with physical challenges makes beautiful cards as a hobby and for sale. However with her disability affects her dexterity and strength. This was making it hard to hold her work down to cut the card straight and place decorations.
The client has a business polishing motorcycle wheels. He has specialist polishing equipment but to use It he must support the wheels for long periods in his hands. His medical condition is gradually causing a weakness in his arms and eventually will not be able to support weights for long periods […]
One hand operated Knitting Aid built for a stroke patient
A client doing a music course was struggling to keep her arms raised for longer than 10 minutes at a time. She requested supports for her wrists so that she could play the piano for longer periods.
The client wishes to be able to take a folding bike in his car boot, but is finding it harder to fold it up and load into the car. A stand was made to hold the bike while it was being folded.
A young man with severe cerebral palsy and spasms was being lifted by his parents into and out of a Leckey bath chair for bathing, affecting their backs. The usual solutions of a wheeled hoist or overhead rail were not suitable. A sliding seat was made that allowed the wheeled hoist to be used outside the bath and the seat then slid over the bath.
The client needed arm support when seated. A standard dining chair was converted with a table rest.
Malcom would love to go fishing again and he has a fishing cart to carry all his gear but he needs to sit down often when he pushes it to the lake. I made him a folding seat that is easy to fold down so he can rest at regular intervals.
The client requires a bracket to hold his crutches, but mounted in front of the seat. The area behind the seat is taken up by a cargo basket.
Modifications to a standard Invacare headrest to make it more comfortable for a wheelchair user with MS.
Flip up/down bag carrier for the front of a wheelchair
The limited adjustment of the client’s wheelchair footsupports meant that his feet were not supported comfortably. Longer cushions were added to the footplates to provide the required support.
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.