Category: Balance Disabilities

Sling-A-Roo

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom leg exercise sling for elderly individuals with disabilities. Individuals recovering from hip and/or knee surgery who need to start walking with the support of a frame may be unable to hold their affected leg up for any length of time. The solution is an adjustable, soft brace that straps onto the lower leg with adjustable straps to hang off the support frame allowing for adjustments for individuals of different heights. The Sling-a-roo is made of a water resistant and non-porous 10 millimeter support pad which wraps around the leg just below the knee and is held in place by two sets of horizontal straps fastened with Velcro. A pair of vertical webbing straps, joined by a quick-release plastic buckle, attaches the pad to the walking frame. The webbing straps are sewn down the sides of the pad, making it semi-rigid so the brace does not bunch up. It is now easy for the physiotherapist to strap on the brace while the individual is sitting, then clip up the straps when he or she stands up in the frame. TITLE: Exercise sling. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 31, Number 2, Autumn 2011: p. 8. PAGES: 2 with cover.

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Sling-A-Roo

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Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD)
Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD) Organization Type: 
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TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.
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Email address: tad@tadnsw.org.au
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http://www.tadnsw.org.au
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Therapeutic Aids