“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRYPURPOSE: To create a simple device to help individuals with dropped head syndrome (DHS) maintain their head in the upright position. The “baseball cap orthosis” is made using a well-fitting baseball cap without an adjustment buckle in the back. The system consists of two bands with strips of Velcro at the end. One band is permanently attached to the back of the cap. That band is then be inserted under the clothing to a level below the rib cage. The second band functions as
The 4-Square Pillow provides a soft, safe spot for reading, napping or daydreaming. Perfectly sized for all ages.
The 45 degree Torso Wedge ##2014 is a positioning wedge designed to oblique patient. This wedge is made of polyurethane foam covered in 20 mil heavy gauge vinyl, and is heat sealed to prevent contamination. DIMENSIONS: 10 x 10 x 24 inches.
The 45 Degree Wedge is a positioning wedge designed for use in positioning, back support and turning. This cushion can provide either a 45- or 90-degree angle and it supports the length of the torso. It is available in standard and economy densities. DIMENSIONS: 24 inches long.
The 6672 Comfy Cuffs are leg and arm straps made of foam, reinforced and covered with a durable vinyl finish. These positioning aids are adjustable to fit around armrests or footrests. The straps fasten with a one-snap buckle. DIMENSIONS: 9 x 1 inch (Small), and 11 x 1 inch (Large). COLOR: Black or casa tan
The 6919 Positioning Pillow is a body positioner and infant positioning cushion made of a foam blend. Small squares of foam fill an inner pillow case made of vinyl, which is covered with an outer pillowcase that zips off for washing. SIZES: Small or Large. DIMENSIONS: 20 x 20 inches (small) and 32 x 20 inches (large). COLOR: Forest green.
The 90 Degree Leg Elevator is a leg positioner designed for use during surgery or physical therapy. The foam positioner bends and maintains the knee at a 90-degree angle. Adsjustable straps at the end and center of the leg trough keep the leg in position.
Ableware's Standing-Sitting Turntable is a rotating pivot disk designed for people with limited mobility and other related disabilities. The flexible design allows the user to sit on the device and turn on a bed or chair. It is useful for getting in and out of a car seat. A rubber disk on the bottom provides a non-skid surface while the top plastic disk slides against a fabric center. The turning disk provides a smooth, controlled motion, to make the user feel secure.
The Maddacrawler Prone Support Walker teaches elementary crawling skills to children with developmental delays. The design properly aligns the childs body while encouraging crawling motion and weight bearing on hands and knees. Sling provides strength, support, and comfort and is height adjustable from 9 17" (22.9 45.2 cm) to accommodate different sized children. The body of the crawler is lightweight durable plastic and weighs approximately 20 lb. (9 kg). Casters are factory installed and suita
The Achievement Deep V Positioner is a side lying positioner designed for use by children and adults with mobility or severe physical disabilities. This unit enables users to maintain a comfortable side lying position without restraining straps. This V-shaped sidelyer is constructed of a high density, flame-retardant foam with a flame resistant vinyl cover. SIZES: Small, medium, and large. DIMENSIONS (WxLxD): The small positioner is 12 x 48 x 11 inches. The medium positioner is 22 x 60 x 11 inch
The Achievement Deluxe Sidelyer is a side lying positioner designed for use with children with neurological and physicdal disabilities. Designed to ease positioning for children, this unit enables children to lie on their left or right side in a secure, comfortable position. This positioner includes two padded safety belts that adjust for the girth and the height of the child. Made of high density flame retardant foam, this side lyer is covered with 21-ounce, flame-retardant vinyl and secured to
The Achievement Modified Incline Ramps are positioning wedges designed for use with children or adults with mobility, severe physical, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injuries. These wedges are intended to provide gentle support when positioning an individual in a supine or prone position. Constructed of firm, comfortable, fire-resistant foam, these wedges are covered in extra heavy- duty anti-bacterial fire-retardant vinyl. Velcro-backed safety straps are included. These wedges can
The Achievement Positioning System is a positioning wedge system designed to provide firm, comfortable positioning for children and adolescents with neurological or severe physical disabilities. This system can be used in a variety of configurations including prone, supine and sidelying positioning. Unit assembles as a cube for easy storage and has Velcro tabs for connecting the pieces. The wedges are made of fire-retardant dense foam and easy to clean vinyl. SIZES: The set includes two small we
The Achievement Wedges are child positioning wedges designed for use with children with mobility, neurological, or lower extremity disabilities. Intended to provide therapeutic positioning and exercise for children, these colorful durable wedges are made of high- compression foam and covered in heavy-duty fire- retardant anti-bacterial vinyl. DIMENSIONS (HxWxL): 4 x 20 x 22 inches, 4 x 30 x 22 inches, 6 x 14 x 26 inches, 6 x 20 x 22 inches, 6 x 24 x 28 inches, 8 x 20 x 22 inches, 8 x 24 x 28 inc
Nylon reinforced vinyl covered foam shapes. Wide Velcro closure straps to position child. Wedge shape, chair and saucer shape.
The Adjust-a-Pillow is designed for use by individuals with neck pain, injury, or disability. It keeps users neck in a comfortable position while you're driving, or can even be used around the house when you pick up your favorite book or lay down for a nap. It has six adjustable positions to ensure you have the most support and comfort you can possibly imagine. The material is soft on the skin and the zippered cover can be removed for cleaning.
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The Adjustable Head Support is a padded head positioner with support legs designed to enable the head to be supported in prone, supine, or seated positions. The angle of support can be adjusted by altering the support legs. It may be useful for diagnostic testing, therapeutic massage, and cranial compression. OPTIONS: Extension legs are available. DIMENSIONS: Extension legs are five inches long.
The Adjustable Knee Cushion is a knee positioner designed for use by individuals with arthritis or lower extremity disabilities. This polyurethane cushion is constructed of three triangular layers to fit under and elevate the knees. Layers can be added and removed to adjust elevation. A zippered polycotton protector is included. DIMENSIONS: One layer offers six inches of elevation, two layers offers eight inches, and three layers offers ten inches.
Adjustable leg abductor for use on a flat surface. Six leg straps, adjustable hip straps standard. Fabricated of birch plywood and hard maple. Stain and mildew resistant pads with vinyl covers in blue or brown. Pads snap off for easy cleaning. K6S, 15 inches long. K7S, 24 inches long. Warranty available.
The Adjustable Leg Wedge Cushion is a knee positioner designed for use by individuals with arthritis or lower extremity disabilities. This wedge-shaped foam cushion is constructed of three layers to fit under and elevate the knees. Layers can be added and removed to adjust elevation. DIMENSIONS: One layer offers six inches of elevation, two layers offers eight inches, and three layers offers ten inches.
The Advantage Revolve Hinged Ankle Brace provides critical foot and arch support while resisting inversion and eversion. It is designed for use by individuals with weak or injured ankle and aching arches to relieve pain. It will also prevent injuries when worn during sporting or daily activities.
The ankle is supported by ligaments, which are assisted by muscles and tendons. Every time you take a step, they all work in unison to keep the foot in the correct position. Commonly, “rolling the ankl
The Air-Lite Donut Floor Sitter is designed for children with sensory processing delays and/or autism. The soft support of the Air-Lite Donut Floor Sitter provides calm and focus for those who have a hard time concentrating. The seat allows for side and back support to enhance attention while listening, reading and communicating. The product can be used for circle time, homework time, reading and one-on-one therapy. Made of soft, flock material. Inflates with a hand pump and air valve.
The Alimed Aerocell II is a wheelchair cushion cover designed for individuals at risk of developing pressure sores. The cushion distributes pressure for even positioning for a more relaxed and comfortable sitting experience. The device is made out of black stretch nylon and its cover is washable. DIMENSIONS: Standard size is 18 inches length x 20 inches width x 4 inches depth. CAPACITY: 440 pound capacity. WEIGHT: 3.5 pounds. COLOR: Black. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.
The AliMed Standard MultiBoot is boot orthosis and foot protector designed for use with individuals with lower extremity disabilities. The backbone of the MultiBoot features a swing-out antirotation bar and a height-adjustable footplate to prevent bedding from pressing on the toes and feet. Locking slots are mated to the antirotation bar to prevent shifting. The foot is swaddled in a soft Kodel-type Velcro-closure sock attatched to the MultiBoot backbone to hold the foot without irritation. The
The AngleBlock, model W4513, is a large foam shape designed for use with children with physical disabilities. Made of dense poly-foam and covered in vinyl-coated nylon with zipper closure, this wedge features a "hinged" center which enables it to be configured in a variety of shapes. Blocks can be connected using the attached Velcro fasteners. DIMENSIONS (WxHxL): 24 x 24 x 60 inches. WEIGHT: 8 pounds. COLOR: Assorted bright colors.
The Arm Anchor, models K811, K812, K813 & K814, is an arm positioner designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. Available for the right or left arm, this device features a supportive pad and straps that position the forearm, while the suction cup secures the unit to any location on the flat surface of a tray or table and are re-positionable for optimal forearm placement. The Arm Anchor stabilizes the arm of the user, increasing fu
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: This is an instruction on how to make an assistive dining device for people with limited or no arm strength (such as Muscular Dystrophy or ALS) but still have hand movement. The assistive device (Schleeder) is designed to work with spoon and bowl. The instruction is created for occupational Therapist or those whose loved one may be benefited from this device.
The Back and Joint Pain Reliever is a machine that replicates the pain-relieving effects of inversion therapy while lying flat on one's back. Padded ankle and arm supports hold the body in place on the cushioned bench, while an easy-to-reach lever allows users to extend feet downward by applying only the amount of force that they find most comfortable. The result is a reviving stretch that relieves pressure on the spine as well as decompresses the joints in the shoulders, hips, knees and ankles.
The Back Support Wedge, model 9FFSW, is a positioning wedge designed for use with children with neurological or severe physical disabilities. This covered foam wedge provides firm support at 45 degrees. DIMENSIONS (HxWxL): 12.5 x 24 x 12.5 inches.
Back2Go Back Support is designed for children to strengthen posture and trunk on a chair, wheelchair, or stroller. It features a two-strap system with buckle closure to secure back support to an existing back surface. Straps can be stored in back pocket when not in use. The height and width can be adjusted. It has removable lateral supports for additional support. There is a zippered vinyl trunk harness in an “H” configuration for anterior chest support.
With the Backpack Lumbar Support, students can carry heavy backpacks with more safely. The adjustable air chamber rests on the lumbosacral area, transferring weight to the hips and reducing force on the neck, back and shoulders. Improved weight distribution helps to correct posture and prevent back strain and injury to growing bodies. Simply adjust the size of support to desired comfort level with the attached air pump. The Backpack Lumbar Support is a universal lumbar support that uses a quick
BallsEase is an inflatable ball that is designed to be used as a therapeutic body positioner or support. The ball is not intended to be fully inflated so that it will mold to a body’s shape. It can be inflated by blowing through one’s mouth or using a pump. The BallsEase does not contain latex and can be cleaned with a mild detergent and a damp cloth. SIZES: Available in small and large. DIMENSIONS: 10-12 inches diameter (small) or 12-15 inches diameter (large). COLORS: The large size is oran
The Balzac Balloon Ball is a large, inflatable, textured balloon designed to encourage motor skills and balance for individuals with a physical disability. Place noisy objects such as coins inside the balloon to make it an audio tracking device for individuals who are hard of hearing. The protective cover allows clients to throw and kick the balloon safely. The Balloon comes with four bladders and a handbook with dozens of ideas. OPTIONS: Also available is a set of four replacement bladders, mod
Bean Bag Beds are body positioners designed for use by children and adults with neurological or severe physical disabilities. Made of tough, wipe-clean vinyl, these positioners conform to the user's body shape. SIZES: Model 9SBBB is a Senior Bean Bag and model 9JBBB is a Junior Bean Bag. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): Model 9SBBB is 25 x 215 x 78 centimeters and model 9JBBB is 25 x 120 x 60 centimeters.
The Bed Wedge with Pocket is a positioning wedge or wedge pillow designed for use by individuals with circulatory, lower extremity, respiratory or digestive disabilities or neck, back, or shoulder pain or injury. Filled with shape-retaining latex foam, this wedge is made of durable foam with a washable zippered cover, and it provides elevation for the head, foot or leg while in bed. Features includes a 7-inch sewn in pocket for storing small items such as television remote controls, magazines,
The Bedfellow Positioning Roll, model 6306, is a positioning roll designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This flexible three-section pillow provides full body support in lateral and dorsal positioning. The pillow can be folded to fit body contours and the center pillow can be rolled while still attached or zipped off to provide lumbar or head support. Side leaning while seated can be managed by buttoning the two sides of the pillow together in front of the users. The Bedfell
The Better Baby Seat is a body positioner designed for infants with digestive, physical, and neurological disabilities. This seat can position the child at 30 degrees in the prone position to aid with gastro-esophageal reflux. A firm support for the head and trunk is included. The seat can also be used for reclined positioning. In both positions, the child is secures with a soft, roomy diaper-style seat harness. The harness and a removable, washable pad are included. OPTIONS: A vinyl pad and har
The BetterBack a portable seat is a self-supporting unit that can easily be carried and used anywhere. The BetterBack provides a comforting, natural back support and was designed to prevent slouching while maintaining a neutral spine position. Its contoured wood shape keeps the integrity of the seat and back components independent of the surface on which the user places it. The seat also helps users maintain a comfortable, anatomically correct sitting position. DIMENSIONS: 15.5 inches depth x 13
The Body Pillow - Washable Poly Satin is a body support pillow designed for patient positioning, individuals with arthritis, side posture pregnancy comfort, and supportive comfort in bed?. The poly satin material is permanently bonded to a fine polyester mesh, making it soft as satin but machine washable and dryable. The hypo-allergenic polyfill core adds soft support.
JazzRX is a clinically designed back cushion meant to help reduce the health risks of sitting still, prevent "C" curve in the back and improve spinal alignment. It helps reduce back pain during long periods of sitting whether in car, airplane or at work and home. DIMENSIONS: 16 inches length x 0.5 inches height x 16 inches width inches. WEIGHT: 1.1 pounds. COLOR: Black.
WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: 3-year, 100 percent performance guarantee.
The Body Support Wedge, model 9FFBW, is a positioning wedge designed for use with children with severe physical or neurological disabilities. This covered foam wedge provides full body support at 15 degrees. DIMENSIONS (HxWxL): 12.5 x 36 x 42 inches.
Boppy is a body positioner designed to provide support for infants in a prone or suppine position and to provide support while sitting for young children.The C-shaped padded, cushion style support features an opening to cradle an infant or to fit around a child's hips. Two of these cushions may be stacked for support while sitting. OPTIONS: Cotton slipcover. COLOR: The pillow is white. The slipcover is available in blue with bees or pistachio dots.
The Brookfield is designed for children 2 years and older who require moderate levels of postural support when seated. It can be used in daycare, school and home environments. The Brookfield has a molded back, which promotes central alignment and gives additional support while the child is seated. Its seat height and depth can also be adjusted. As an additional feature, the back can be adjusted in height. The Brookfield comes complete with a molded back, contoured seat, pelvic strap and heigh
The Buckwheat Sleeping Pillow is a body support pillow designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other disabilities. The pillow helps relieve muscle tension, headaches, neck and back pain. Shifting hulls mold to the body's natural contours for exceptional comfort. Allows fresh air to circulate, keeping your head and neck cool while users sleep.
The Build N' Balance Set is designed to help children work on improving their balance, motor planning and coordination skill development. It comes complete with 10 interchangeable components to create multiple obstacle courses. Users can create inclines, declines, high surfaces (up to 9.5") and low surfaces (as low as 4") for children to navigate. The set includes: Build N' Balance Yellow Tops, Build N' Balance Red Tops and a Build N' Balance Blue Planks. DIMENSIONS: Build N' Balance Yellow Tops
The Bunny Boot Foot Support is a foot positioner designed for use by individuals at risk for pressure sores or ulcers. .This Kodel lined boot is attached to a plastic frame with elastic webbing. The device holds the foot at 90 degrees and attachment to the heel can be rotated and locked to control internal or external rotation. The boot is held in place with Velcro closures and can be conveniently removed for laundry or replacement. SIZE: One size fits right or left leg.
Fahrenheit ChiliPAD Cube Cooling & Heating Mattress Pad is designed for use by individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, arthritis, endometriosis and menopausal hot flashes. It has a unique temperature controlled mattress cover that helps you have a peaceful night's sleep whether you are a warm or cold sleeper. The surface temperature of this mattress pad is regulated by actively circulating water through a system of micro tubes and can be set anywhere from 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 110 degrees Fa
The Chill-Out Chair Roller is a specialized therapeutic seat that features a unique deep v design to provide additional stable support to those who need trunk alignment.
Chin Switch Harness
------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- A thermoplastic chin switch holder worn on the chest. The switch is held on to the harness with Velcro and can be easily removed.
The Chiropractic Massage Pillow, CM-1, is a vibrating, contoured pillow with a keyhole design. The pillow produces a massage action and is designed to encourage proper sitting posture. POWER: Battery operated on 2 "D" batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS: 14 x 10 inches.
The Classic Portal is a treatment chair designed for therapists assisting persons with biomechanical exercises. Made from an all maple and veneer construction with an environmentally safe lacquer finish, it is designed for ideal use in a corporate, spa, salon or clinical setting. This adjustable support system takes about 30 seconds to set up. It features a QuickLock arm rest with a valuables pouch and a QuickLock face rest; a carrying case with a nylon shoulder strap and handle are additionally
The Cloud Cushion, model 9CLCL, is a body positioner designed for use with individuals with neurological or severe physical disabilities. Made from strong PVC vinyl, this inflatable cushion also contains a layer of foam. When properly inflated, this cushion conforms to the user's body shape. DIMENSIONS: 84 x 84 x 12 inches.
The Cock-Up Splint is a hand positioner designed to maintain the hand in the desired position. The octagonal foam block is placed around wrist and the Velcro-attached hand stirrup maintains the fingers and thumb opposed to prevent permanent contraction. The hand stirrup is adjustable.
The Comfort-U Total Body Pillow is a body support pillow designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other disabilities. Filled with hypoallergenic Fossfil, this U-shaped pillow has long "arms" to provide complete body support in any position. The pillow can be wrapped to any position to cradle specific areas, including the head, arms, neck, back, and hips. Shaking this pillow out restores it to its original shape. A cotton zippered cover is included. OPTIONS: A natural unbleached cotton
The Cone Grip is a hand cone designed for use by individuals who have had strokes or who have other disabilities that cause involuntary hand closure. Shaped to the natural contour of the hand, this cloth-covered grip has a firm surface to keep the hand open without stimulating contractures. An elastic band secures the cone to the hand. The cloth cover is removable and launderable.
The Contour Memory Foam Leg Pillow is a body positioner designed for use by individuals with lower back or lower extremity disabilities. This leg foam pillow is designed to relieve low back strain by properly aligning knees and hips, thus relieving pressure on these areas. The pillow fits the curves of the legs, keeping it positioned throughout the night. COLOR: Blue, green, ecru, or yellow.
The Contour Twist Neck Pillow is a head and neck support cushion designed to properly align the head and neck during rest or sleep. This cushioned pillow can also be used for leg and lumbar support. Made of soft poly foam with bendable linkage inside, the pillow can be used to support other body areas such as the waist, lower back, and shoulders. DIMENSIONS: Available in 26 or 32 inches long. COLOR: Navy and ecru.
The Laser Gym Core Laser Pro System is a therapeutic rehabilitation and training tool designed for physical therapy centers and other clinical settings. Each Pro system consists of two Core Laser Therapy Belts with travel bags, an institutional freestanding target that is specifically designed to accommodate a variety of patients, Tape Measure, Patient Progress Charting Material, instructional DVD and a premium carry case.
The Corner Chair has been developed specifically for young children from the age of 8 months with neurological, mobility, or severe physical disabilities who are working on improving their sitting balance. The Corner Chair is ideal for daycare, school and home environments. These chairs are designed to provide support at the back and sides of the child to improve sitting balance. These chairs are adjustable and grow with the child.
Cpsc side lying positioners allow persons to lie on their left or right side. Soft, flexible foam, slightly troughed to help hold a person in place. Covered with durable Naugahyde. The deep trough positioner has the bottom sloped at 35 degrees to hold a person in place without use of belts or other restraints. The shallow trough positioner has the bottom sloped at 10 degrees with belts for firm support.
Cpsc therapy shapes have been designed to allow optimum positioning. Firm but flexible foam, covered with Naugahyde. Wedges or ramps: 24 by 24 by 6 inches high, 24 by 24 by 8 inches high, or 24 by 24 by 10 inches high. Cylinders: 8 inches diameter by 36 inches long, 10 inches diameter by 52 inches long, or 12 inches by 52 inches long.
The Cradle Boot is a foot positioner designed to support the foot without pressure on the heel while preventing external rotation. Both foam boots feature ventilation holes and a square base. The Standard model features a trough to support the foot and an adjustable strap to keep the foot in place. The Original model is designed for individuals with spasticity and encases the entire foot to keep it in position. The foot is inserted in the end and an opening in the top allows the toes to protrude
The Cradles, model W4039, are large foam shapes designed for use with children with physical disabilities. Made of dense poly-foam and covered in vinyl-coated nylon with zipper closure, these large foam blocks have a U-shaped depression in the center to enable them to be used to support logs (see separate entry) or they can be used independently. When turned upside down, they can also be used as a crawling tunnel. DIMENSIONS (WxHxL): 6 x 42 x 14 inches. WEIGHT: 25 pounds. COLOR: Assorted bright
Creating Ability's Universal Paddling Seat for Canoes is designed for individuals with limited mobility due to a spinal cord injury, neurological impairment or illness impacting motor control. The Universal Paddling Seat’s back structure consists of pelvic, lateral, lumbar, and upper-back supports. The back has several vertical adjustments to fit different torso lengths and types. The upper unit (the upper-back rest and laterals) can be adjusted independently or removed completely, for those wh
The Cushion Grip is a hand cone designed for use by individuals who have had strokes or who have other disabilities that cause involuntary hand closure. Tapered to the natural contour of the hand, this cloth-covered grip is filled with resilient polyester pile. An elastic band secures the machine-launderable cone to the hand. This device provides mild hand exercise and prevents fingernails from digging into the palm of the hand.
The Desktop Portable II is a treatment chair designed to support the upper body for treatments by therapists in all sorts of environments. This seated support system features QuickLock angle adjustments designed for control of spinal alignment and cervical flexion. It is designed to support a wide range of body types and table heights. The chair is small, lightweight and comes with a carrying case. WEIGHT: Five pounds. WARRANTY: Five years.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To prevent bending at the elbow. It can be used to keep the arms straight while putting weight through hands during activities such as sitting or lying over a therapy wedge. It can also be used to keep a child from bending their elbows to prevent further damage to a surgery site.
DOD Fitness Kit is designed for use by individuals with various conditions that impact joint integrity such as arthritis, tendonitis, or carpal tunnel, osteoporosis, patellar tendonitis, runner’s knee and jumper’s knee. The DOD fitness kit can be used during basic fitness activities such as yoga, Pilates, physical therapy, relaxation, or massage. This kit is designed to support, stabilize and cushion the knees, reduce stress and press on wrists, and prevent and reduce neck pain while lying on th
The Doodlebug Insert, model 1065, is a back support cushion designed for use with Kay Kinder Chairs (see separate entry, as well as other positioning chairs and high chairs. This terry cloth covered foam support also reduces the width and depth of the chair, enabling it to be used by smaller children. The cover can be unzipped and remove for washing. COLOR: Red or light blue.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Head operated switch which turns on if head is held upright and off if the head tilts too far forward or back, to encourage a child to keep her/his head in an upright position. Materials include 2 glass mercury switches, 4 feet of 2 conductor, 22 gauge stranded wire, a subminiature size plug, a strip of cardboard, soldering iron, and hot melt glue with applicator gun. Describes and diagrams construction of the switch. The switch may be attatched to the
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a sleep positioner for children with disabilities, particularly those children who experience muscle tension and loss of muscle tone. Doze is a sleep positioner that assists with side-lying posture at bedtime. The pod-like design decreases the risk of sleeping in awkward positions that may interfere with growth, put pressure on the spine, as well as affect air flow resulting in breathing problems. The Doze design is inspired by the armad
The Dr. Ho's Neck Pain Relief Kit is a comprehensive neck care combo package designed to provide therapeutic support, traction, spinal alignment and overall relaxation to the cervical vertebrae of the neck for individuals with neck pain, headaches, muscle strain, poor circulation, and migraines. It consists of the Dr. Ho's Neck Comforter Cervical Traction Device and the Dr. Ho's HoPhysio Neck Utopia Massager.
The Dreamkuddle is a soft body positioner designed for use by children with cognitive, emotional, or neurological disabilities. This body-sized pillow is designed to provide a cuddly "nesting" spot for relaxation and calming. This pillow conforms to the body to provide proper positioning where needed. This pillow is filled with hypo-allergenic material and covered in a water proof vinyl. OPTIONS: Cotton pillow case sold separately. DIMENSIONS(LxD): 30 x 22 inches. COLOR: natural pillow case.
The Drop Off Wedge, model 102, is a positioning wedge designed to provide support to individuals in the "all fours" position. The wedge is made of fire retardant foam and upholstery. Two straps on the top and one strap on the shorter vertical side (H1) help to maintain the user's position. DIMENSIONS: Four standard sizes are available, but manufacturer will also do custom designs. Standard sizes (H1xH2xWxL) are 9 x 12 x 30 x 8 inches (no. 102AA, $266), 12 x 15 x 30 x 11 inches (no. 102A, $282),
The Dublup is large geometric shapes designed for use with children with severe physical or neurological disabilities. Supplied in two sections, these foam-filled PVC shapes can be combined to create a variety of large shapes. SIZES: Size 1, model 9DLP1, is suitable for children up to four years of age. Size 2, model 9DLP2, is suitable for children from four to nine years of age. Size 3, model 9DLP3, is suitable for children nine years of age and older. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): Size 1 is 10 x 48 x 15
The Dublup Ballpool is ball flotation therapy designed for use with children with neurological, balance, or mobility disabilities. The Ballpool walls are created by joining two Dublup Size 1 shapes (see separate entry). The unit is then lined by attaching the included ball sack inside the walls with Velcro to complete the pool, which can then be filled with the included 800 balls. OPTIONS: An additional sack of balls is included. DIMENSIONS: The pool is 57 inches in diameter. COLOR: The balls co
The Duncan Headrest is a prone head support designed to provide weight-bearing surfaces to the forehead, maxillary area, chin and lateral borders of face. Made of Plexiglass, this concave support has cutout for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Supported on rocker legs, this headrest has poly-foam padding between the bearing surfaces and plastic. This headrest is available in an Original model or an Improved model, which has double-thick plexiglass and a 0.5-inch rubber channel to prevent slippage.
Eggcrate foam contoured positioning wedge for elevation of upper body. Combination lumbar, cervical roll supports lumbar region while sitting and cervical spine while sleeping. Polyurethane foam. White cotton/poly cover.
The Dynafoam Knee Extension Tubes ##1132 - ##1135 are leg positioners and flexion contracture splints made of lightweight open-cell foam. The tubular design utilizes the dynamic properties of the foam to extend gradually, yet effectively. These tubes fit from midthigh to ankle to promote knee extension. Each splint has 3 Velcro cinch strap closures to secure it to the limb. The tubes may be washed or autoclaved, and the foam can be adapted with a razor blade or scissors. An optional tapered poly
The Dynamic Forehead Strap System is a headrest accessory designed to support the head for individuals who have difficulty maintaining their head in an upright position. It is meant for use with the S.O.F.T. headrest system (see separate entry). The system consists of pulleys that allow the forehead band to move with the user, providing greater freedom of movement. The strap is designed to float about freely with the user. The straps are available in two different styles. The first features a te
The Elevated Leg Rest is a leg positioner designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities. This wedge-shaped positioner elevates the legs and feet and provides support from the hips to the ankles. The wedge comes with a removable, washable poly/cotton cover. DIMENSIONS: 23 x 18 x 8 inches.
The Elelvating Bed Wedges, series 5530, are positioning wedges designed to elevate the head or legs of individuals with breathing, circulatory, lower extremity, or back disabilities. These foam wedges are available with or without a cloth covers. DIMENSIONS: 7.5 x 27 x 24 inches, 10 x 27 x 24 inches, or 12 x 27 x 24 inches.
The Elevating Leg Rest is a positioning wedge designed to provide relief from swelling in the legs and to maintain a pelvic tilt position to relieve stress on the spine. This wedgefeatures a slanted front to support the thighs. A zippered machine-washable cover is included. DIMENSIONS: 20 x 26 x 8 inches. COLOR: The cover is available in blue or white.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adjustable-angle frame to elevate the hand and arm from a sitting or lying position, intended to prevent edema in the hand. Lists materials and provides photographs and a diagram illustrating construction of the elevation board, which is made of wood with foam and vinyl padding. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Ahuja, M TITLE: Elevation Board JOURNAL: American Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 36 no 8, Aug 1982: p 534-536 PAGES (including c
Elite Ortho Advantage Premiere Adjustable Night Splint is designed to provide continuous gentle stretching of the Plantar Fascia and Achilles tendon. Plantar Fasciitis is when the band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes gets strained and is the most typical cause of heel and arch pain. One of the longer tendons in your body, stretching from the bones of your heel to your calf muscles is the Achilles tendon.
Anyone that is on their feet for long periods of time are mor
The Finger Contracture Cushion is a hand positioner designed to prevent finger contacture for individuals who have had strokes or other neurological disabilities. This soft, resilient anticontracture aid separates the fingers and keeps the hand open. This cushioned aid features an elastic band to secure it to the hand and it is covered in perspiration-absorbing fabric.
The Finger Contracture Cushion is a hand positioner designed to prevent finger contractures and closure of the hand for individuals who have had strokes or who have other upper extremity disabilities. This pad has a terrycloth cover to absorb moisture and protrusions to separate fingers. An elastic band keeps the pad in place. SIZES: Small, model 6560, and large, model 6562. DIMENSIONS: The small cushion is 3 x 5 inches and the large cushion is 5 x 5 inches.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- DESCRIPTION: A sturdy, padded support for use with school chairs. Height and thickness can be customized to suit a particular student’s needs.
PURPOSE: 1. To provide firm support for the student’s back while I a chair, improving trunk stability and providing a stable base from which to the arms for functional tasks.
2. To reduce the seat depth of a chair, allowing the student to sit upright with the pelvis in neutral position and feet flat on the floor or
The Flared Leg Extension is a leg positioner designed to support the leg in an extended position. The foam positioner supports the leg from the hip to the toes and is narrow at the hip and wider at the toes.
The Foam Chipping Filled Wedge, model 9FFFW, is a positioning wedge designed for use with children with severe physical or neurological disabilities. Filled with foam chipping, this bean-bag style support provides full body support at 15 degrees. DIMENSIONS (HxWxL): 12.5 x 36 x 42 inches.
The Foam Slant is a foam positioning wedge designed to provide elevation of upper body or legs. The polyurethane foam wedge includes a polycotton cover.OPTIONS: Replacement covers. DIMENSIONS: 24 x 26 inches x 4 sloping to .5 inches; 24 x 26 x 7.5 sloping to .5 inches; 24 x 26 x 10 sloping to .5 inches; 24 x 26 x 12 sloping to .5 inches. COLOR: The cover is available in a choice of blue or white.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Foam wedge for various positioning and exercise activities. Instructions for constructing a wedge to fit the individual child (measuring armpit to ankle and armpit to wrist) made from a foam mattress, covered with a waterproof material, and with a terrycloth removable cover. Includes drawings, uses and comments. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. Assembly. Plastics. AUTHOR: Hartrick, J TITLE: Equipment to Make: A Guide for Parents with a Child who has a Physical
The Folding Bed Wedge is a positioning wedge designed for use by individuals with respiratory or circulatory disabilities. Made of lightweight, breathable polyurethane foam, this wedge can be used to support the upper body or the knees and lower legs. A washable polyester velour cover is included. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 24 x 24 inches unfolded, 24 x 12 inches folded; 9.5 inches high at the top when unfolded, 10 inches high folded. WEIGHT: 3.5 pounds.
The Folding Infant Rocker is an infant prone rocker designed for use by infants with neurological disabilities. Designed for infants in need of vestibular relaxation, this sling design cradles the baby like a mother’s arms. The infant’s own motion creates a sense of equilibrium. Features include a front feet that adjust the amount of rocking or stop the rocker completely and colorful spinning characters situated on a removable toy bar to engage the infant and help with focusing. The upholstery
The Foot Drop Stop is a foot positioner designed to prevent foot drop. Both models elevate the heel and ankle and feature a Ring-of-Air design for ventilation and an adjustable foot strap. The 500 Series (Standard model) has a square base and the 300 Series (Economy model) has an octagonal base for multiple positioning options.
The Foot Elevator, model 555-8072-0121, is a foot and leg positioner designed for use by individuals at risk for pressure sores/ulcers. This doughnut-shaped cushion eliminates pressure on the foot and ankle and provides air circulation to these areas. The washable flannelette cover has an adjustable hook-and- loop closure. DIMENSIONS: 4 inches wide.
The Foot Harness is a foot pedal attachment designed to keep feet fixed in place and provide neutral foot control on surfaces such as wheelchair plates and bicycle pedals. Sold in pairs, these foot harnesses promote proper alignment and weight bearing while helping to avoid injuries to the feet. Mounting hardware is included. The harnesses have a sandal-like design (heel/ankle straps) and a plastic mounting base for snap on/off attachment to the pedals. The length and width are adjustable. SIZES
Footrests can help children who legs do not yet reach the floor for stability, have sensor processing disorders, gravitational insecurities and poor trunk posture, sit in a chair at the table with family and peers.
Foxdenton is a basic classroom chair designed for children ages 3 years and older who require minimal levels of postural support when seated. It is designed to fit into any classroom environment. The Foxdenton has side supports that may be adjusted to help keep your child’s pelvis better aligned. A flip-up footrest also enables your child to sit in a more comfortable position. In addition, it comes complete with side supports, flip-up footrest and pelvic strap as standard.
OPTIONS: Backrest 1
The Crawl Cube Plus, model W4586, is a large foam shape designed for use with children with physical disabilities. Made of dense poly-foam and covered in vinyl-coated nylon with zipper closure, this cube can be used for crawling and climbing. When the touch fasteners at the corners are released, the cube transforms into a long, straight crawl course of four flat-topped mounds. Two or more units can also be connected for a variety of movement activities. DIMENSIONS (WxHxL): In the cube formation,
The Functional Forms Incline Wedge is a positioning wedge designed to provide support to individuals lying in an elevated supine resting position or an elevated prone position to allow for a more active, elevated head position while bearing weight on the forearms. The wedge features a 15-degree incline to help support the user, and it has four adjustable straps to assist in maintaining the trunk in a straight and aligned position (also available without straps). Therapeutic benefits of the wedge
The Functional Forms Nighttime Sidelyer Board, models 110A and 110B, is a side lying positioner designed to attach to the secured siderails of a bed to help persons with physical disabilities to maintain a comfortable position. It can also be used for relaxation or as a foundation for other school, work, and play activities. Therapeutic benefits of sidelying may include decreased abnormal reflex movements and improved alignment of the spine and internal organs. The board is made with wood, with
The Functional Forms Sidelyer is a side lying positioner designed to maintain persons with physical disabilities to maintain a comfortable sidelying position. It can also be used for relaxation or as a foundation for other school, work, and play activities. Therapeutic benefits of the sidelying position may include decreased abnormal reflex movements, improved alignment of the spine and internal organs, and improved breathing and digestion. The board is made of wood with fire retardant foam and
Students experience tactile and visual stimulation, develop hand-eye coordination, and improve finger strength and hand dexterity as they manipulate the gel to move the ball through the maze. The gel surface and foam base protect against injury caused by uncontrolled motor activity. The heat-sealed vinyl pad can be wiped clean with a disinfectant.
The Gel-Top Sensory Stimulation Tray provides both tactile and visual stimulation to calm and soothe as students press the gel and watch the stars move. It also reduces pressure on arms and elbows when the tray is used for postural support and positioning. Tray fastens easily to wheelchair arms by wrapping the hook-and-loop bands around the chair arms and the tray.
Gelbodies Heel and Ankle Protectors are designed for individuals who have been confined to a bed for a long period of time and are at risk of developing pressure sores. The Gelbodies Heel and Ankle Protectors use a pressure relieving gel called "TRUGEL", which is found in high-end wheelchair cushions, to offer additional padding to points on the body where pressure sores tend to form. The addition of padding to these areas improves circulation to those points by evenly distributing your body we
The Geo-Matt 30 is a positioning wedge designed to position the user at a 30-degree angle. This wedge features the Geo-Matt design with more than 800 cells to respond independently to absorb and reduce pressure to the scapula area. The large base prevents the wedge from slipping once in place. This wedge is available with or without a fire-retardant Soft Skin covering.
Giant 4 In A Row is a giant game board game designed for use by children and adults of all ages. It can be played in many different positions. Positioned on the floor, it can be played while users are in a side sitting, kneeling or half kneeling position. Players can also play with it while sitting on a therapy ball or T stool. When the game is positioned on a table top, it becomes an activity aimed at improving players upper extremity range of motion and shoulder stability. Single players can u
The Goniometric Osborne and Osborne Head Supports are head positioners designed for use in the prone position. These supports are made of clear acrylic with foam padding in the facial area and cutouts for the nose, muoth, and eyes. These units are height- and angle-ajustable. The Goniometric Osborne Head Support has a goniomter on the side to measure precise flexion and extension.
The Gunnell RPR Prone Rocker can assist the individual user in vestibular relaxation, postural and post nasal drainage and other stimuli. The prone rock is made of an ABS plastic arched base and plastic knee rest, both are covered with removeable padding. The tubular rocker frame is nylon coated and comes with a chest strap. DIMENSIONS: Accommodate users 36 to 52 inches tall.
The Handhold with Suction Cup Base is designed for use for individuals who may experience decreased trunk stability. As the user is gripping the handhold with one hand, it allows the trunk to become more stable resulting in increased coordination to perform daily activities such as eating, reading, writing, playing activities and using augmentative communication devices. The handhold can be used on any smooth, hard surface.
DIMENSIONS: 8.5 inches x 6.5 inches x 4.75 inches.
A Hang-n-Roll Bolster, models 1020, 1022, 1024, 1026, is a bolster that can be used as a vertical bolster, pony bolster, or a floor bolster for individuals with a physical disability. By hanging it vertically or horizontally from the tightly secured straps on either end it can be used for climbing and hanging for gravitationally insecure clients. It can be used to challange postural adjustments and balance reactions as well as facilitate motor skills. By putting the bolster on the floor it can a
---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To provide a do-it-yourself solution for a young lady with head mobility issues to keep her head from falling forward while communicating and/or eating. A sturdy post was attached to the back of the young lady’s wheelchair. Various hats, headbands, etc. were modified by adding a string and hook. The string and hook are attached to the post on the back of the wheelchair keeping the young lady’s head upright. TITLE: The Hat Holder. WEBSITE: Workshop S
The Head Control Switch is a head position switch designed for use by children and adults with disabilities. The switch is activated by being tilted and can be mounted on the head or another body part.
The Head Support is a head positioner designed to disperse pressure on the head for individuals who must remain in a lateral or supine position for extended periods. The concave support features a triangular cut-out in the center to float the ear when the user is in a lateral position or the back of the head when supine. This support is available in a choice of economy or standard density.
The Head Switch is a touch switch that can activated with various body parts for individuals with physical disabilities. The switch requires very little pressure and so can be used by the head, knee, elbow, cheek, etc. Contact manufacturer for information on switch mounting kits (not included). DIMENSIONS: The length is 3.75 inches.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: 1. To create a hedge maze for recreation.
The Height Adjustable Wedge is a positioning wedge designed to provide elevating positioning at a range of heights for children with physical disabilities. The sling design keeps the child in mid-line position and the adjustable hip belt provides support to keep the pelvis in a neutral position. A removable abductor is also included. The wedge consists of a tubular steel frame equipped with a repositionable height adjustment bar and urethane cushioning with woven vinyl covering. DIMENSIONS: Heig
The Hip and Knee Oversize Comfort Pillow is a memory foam pillow that relieves stress on the knees, hips, and back for those who sleep on their sides or have medical conditions which make side laying uncomfortable. The pillow's tapered shape fits naturally between the user's legs and it prevents the knees from dropping below the pelvis, alleviating tension and discomfort in the knees, hips, and lower back. Made from memory foam with cooling gel, the pillow contours to the shape of the body to re
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- Description: Two vinyl covered foam blocks to place between the sides of the chair and the hips while the student is seated.
The Hippi pediatric stander is designed to offer hip support for children who require assistance to stand independently due to neurological and mobility disabilities. It is ideal for children who do not require upper trunk support. The Hippi encourage interaction with other children as the frame fits under most tables. A double hip strap is supplied as a standard feature.
The Smirtwaite Hug ’n’ Hold Bolster is designed for use by children with sensory integration, neurological or mobility disabilities. It can be used in conjunction with Smirtwaite structural frames or it can be directly suspended from the ceiling. Its design allows it to be used and swung by 2 children at the same time.
OPTIONS: Can be used with A, C or O Smirtwaite Frames.
COLOR: Red, Green, Blue.
WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: 2 year warranty.
Human Beans are body positioners designed for use by children, teens, and adults with physical or neurological disabilities. These large, cylindrical pillows aid in positioning for side lying, prone or supine, or sitting. Available in a Sleeping Bean (adult), Teen Bean, or Kidney Bean (infant or children), all models are hypo-allergenic, filled with polyester, and covered in Staph-Check antibacterial waterproof vinyl. OPTIONS: Cotton pillow case/cover. DIMENSIONS: The Sleeping Bean is 5.5 feet l
The Iceberg is a foam positioning pillow designed as sexual aid for individuals with lower back or lower extremity disabilities. This love bumper sex cushion helps users lift their legs to previously unreachable heights and changes the angle of insertion. It can help to make it more comfortable and pushes user's legs back farther. The Iceberg also helps to support people with mild back problems.
The Inclined Mattress Topper is a gradually raised bed topper that provides relief from the symptoms of heartburn, sinus congestion and snoring. The mattress topper starts level with the foot of the bed and inclines subtly, raising a sleeper's upper body to reduce acid reflux and allow gravity to gently drain sinus passages. The interior is made from supportive cooling gel memory foam that contours to the shape of the body to relieve pressure points and provide a comfortable cushion on which to
The Incliner Wedge is a positioning wedge designed for use by individuals with respiratory disabilities or acid reflux. This wedge elevates the head and shoulders and is crafted of two layers of plush foam. This folding wedge can be used under or on top of a fitted sheet and has a removable, machine-washable velour cover. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 24 x 24 x 7 inches. WEIGHT: 3.5 pounds. WARRANTY: 90-day satisfaction guarantee.
The Independent is an adjustable vertical stander designed for children from 18 months old to young adult who require moderate levels of support when weight bearing while in supported standing. The Independent supports users at the feet, knees, hips and trunk. The height, width and angle can be adjusted independently for a customized fit. It is designed to promote increased comfort and support by providing soft, padded thoracic and pelvic bands as well as padded knee cups. The Independent comes
Specifically designed to appeal to young children and their families, the Jenx Monkey is a fun and gentle introduction to standing. Offering smooth and easy angle adjustment, even with the child in the product, the Monkey can go from upright at 90 degrees, down to 20 degrees prone – providing a way to gradually build tolerance to standing as part of a therapy program. The capacity for outstanding thoracic and pelvic support coupled with flexible leg positioning make the Monkey prone stander an o
Jenx Prone Stander Orange is a dedicated prone stander designed to provide support anteriorly for children with mobility and neurological impairments such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and Tethered spinal cord syndrome. The individual support pads can be adjusted in relation to each other to ensure a proper fit. Children with longer bodies and shorter legs can be just as comfortable as those with shorter bodies and longer legs. The hip and chest straps are closed in the center and then adjus
Jenx Prone Stander-Green is a dedicated prone stander designed to provide support anteriorly for children with mobility and neurological impairments such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and Tethered spinal cord syndrome. The individual support pads can be adjusted in relation to each other to ensure a proper fit. Children with longer bodies and shorter legs can be just as comfortable as those with shorter bodies and longer legs. The hip and chest straps are closed in the center and then adjust
Jenx Prone Stander-Orange is a dedicated prone stander designed to provide support anteriorly for children with mobility and neurological impairments such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and Tethered spinal cord syndrome. The individual support pads can be adjusted in relation to each other to ensure a proper fit. Children with longer bodies and shorter legs can be just as comfortable as those with shorter bodies and longer legs. The hip and chest straps are closed in the center and then adjus
Ziggy is one-of-a-kind cushion that can be used for positioning, support, comfort and imaginative play.
The Corner Seat has an adjustable height back and can be used with or without an upper back support. An abduction block is used to help keep a child well positioned, with their hips neatly back into the seat.
Junior Squashy Seat by ROMPA® is designed for use by children with sensory processing disorders or those who are able sit independently, but require additional support. It is soft and can be molded to an individual’s body shape. This seat is similar to a bean bag, but is less supportive than foam-filled alternatives and so is unsuitable for those requiring more firm and supportive furniture.
The Kaye Neat-Seat is a youth positioning chair designed for use with children ages two to six years with mobility, neurological, or other physical disabilities. Useful for traveling therapists, wooden one-piece unit combines a table and positioning chair and folds flat without tools for storage and transport. This seat provides a firm seat, back, and footrest to maintain proper postural alignment, freeing the child's arms for skilled movement. The chair is particularly useful for children with
The Kaye Supine Positioner, model SP2, is a body positioner designed for use with children with neurological, severe physical, or visual disabilities. This unit provides a structure to enable children from one to six years of age to experience visually-directed play in the supine position, encouraging reaching, postural stability of the head and shoulder girdle, visual convergence, visual scanning, and visual attention. The unit consists an adjustable washabel nylon hammock support for the head
Keep-It-Up is a soft, cushy grip that is designed to help infants hold a bottle while preventing tipping and leaking. It can be used by infants with weak arm and grasping strength while working on holding their bottles during feedings. Keep-It-Up expands to fit most bottles.
Kiddo is a sleeping system designed for children with health and mobility disabilities. It offers removable metal grids or wood slats as well as a 4-part rolling mattress platform. There is an electrically operated backrest that can be adjusted from 0-80 degrees. In addition there is an electrically operated knee break and a handset with a locking device. The Kiddo is equipped with 2 IV (intravenous) pole supports at the headboard.
The Knee Elevator is a leg positioner designed for use by individuals with lower back and lower extremity disabilities. This foam cushion supports the knees, relieving pressure on the lower back and improving circulation to the legs. The dacron/cotton blend cover is washable. DIMENSIONS: 17 x 10 x 7 inches.
The Knee Rest is a knee rest designed to improve circulation and provide relief from varicose vein, swollen ankles, and legs. It also is designed to relax lower back and increase comfort.
The Knee Rest is a positioning wedged designed to be placed under the knees for pelvis traction, to improve circulation, or to relieve swelling in the knees or ankles or from phlebitis. The wedge also relieves stress on the lower back. The foam wedge includes a polycotton cover. OPTIONS: Replacement covers are available. DIMENSIONS: 24 x 11 x 19 inches. COLOR: The cover is available in blue or white.
The Knee Wedge Sleep Aid is body positioner designed for use by individuals with lower back pain or lower extremity disabilities who require knee elevation while lying on their back. The cushion comes with a washable cover. DIMENSIONS (HxL) 5.5 x 18 inches. COLOR: White cushion with blue cover.
The Knee-Ease Pillow is a leg positioner designed for use by individuals with lower back or lower extremity disabilities. This foam pillow fits between the knees during sleep to properly align the knees, hips, and spine. A hook and loop strap secures the pillow in place. A removable, machine-washable polyester/cotton cover is included. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 4 x 7 x 5 inches. COLORS: White or multi-striped.
The Lamaze First Mirror is a visual stimulation activity designed for use by infants with visual or cognitive disabilities. This unit consists of a three-dimensional, triangular, cloth-covered foam wedge with a mirror on one surface. The mirror can be removed to enable the wedge to be used for positioning. COLOR: Each surface features a different black-and-white geometric pattern or solid color.
The Large 5-Strap Rehab Wedge is a positioning wedge with straps designed for use with individuals with neurological or physical disabilities. This wedge has five straps positioned horizontally, from the top of the wedge to the bottom in equal intervals. Individuals can be positioned either prone or supine. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 16 x 72 x 30 inches.
The Large Rifton Activity Chair Standard is a positioning chair designed for children with neurological and physical disability for use in the classroom and at home. It enables children to learn functional sitting skills while they participate in activities. The Rifton Activity Chair does not require any additional tools to make adjustments. Parents and caregivers can make adjustments with the child in the chair. OPTIONS: Spring Option - This allows the child to have user-initiated movement. It
The Large Supiner is a positioning wedge designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disaabilities or spinal cord injury. The unit comprises a wedge with a wide touch-fastening chest strap for proper trunk alignment and an oversize leg-support block for stable, full-leg support. Also included is a head-support roll. DIMENSIONS: Sized for individuals 60 to 72 inches tall. COLOR: Assorted.
The Lateral Facial Component model LFC-1 is an accessory for the SOFT-1 or SOFT-2 headrest systems (see separate entries) that provides additional support to persons with severe ATNR or difficulty aligning in midline position. The support consists of two independently adjustable pads placed in front of the user's ears and extending from approximately the cheekbone to the crest of the head. The user's hearing or visual field is only minimally interfered by the device. The LFC-1 may be ordered thr
The Leg Elevating Splint, models 6185 & 6186 are leg positioners designed for use by individuals with arthritis or upper extremity disabilities. Features include a foam wedge with trough for foot elevation and high sides for proper positioning support. DIMENSIONS: 4 to 8 inch foot elevation.
The Leg Elevator is a positioning wedge designed for use by individuals with lower extremity and circulatory disabilities. This hospital-grade foam wedge keeps the legs elevated while sleeping on the back or side without creating pressure points. An adjustable inner wedge enables the user to customize the fit. The foam is anatomically shaped and the wedge has a wool fleece top pad for comfort. A cotton jersey cover is included. SIZES: Small for people up to 5 feet, 6 inches tall or large for peo
The Leg Rests, models 200 and 2001, are leg positioneers designed for use by individuals with circulatory or lower extremity disabilities or arthritis. These leg rests are adjustable with a contoured calf support. The upholstery is fire-retardant to IGM source 5. Features include horseshoe clips that allow the unit to be adjusted for both height and angle. Model 201 is a mobile leg rest and is fitted with 4 swivel castors and model 200 is a static leg rest and is fitted with non-slip rubber feet
The Leg Separator Pad is a leg positioner designed to provent skin irritation due to leg scissoring, rubbing, and moisture for people with lower extremity disabilities. These launderable pads are made of synthetic sheepskin and are held in place with Velcro closure straps. Model 503420 is a thigh pad, model 503460 is a knee pad, and model 503480 is a full-leg pad. DIMENSIONS: The thigh pad is 9 x 15 inches, the knee pad is 15 x 15 inches, and the full leg pad is 15 x 24 inches.
The Leg Trough is a leg positioner designed for use by individuals with spasticity and other lower extremity disabilities. The foam positioner immobilizes the leg and knee in a neutral position.
The Lil' Pony is a foam positioning pillow sexual aid designed for individuals with lower back, lower extremity disabilities, and mobility disabilities. This love bumper can also be used for holding a vibrator in place for different sexual positions. It uses ergonomics to hold position, and support the body.
The Limb Elevator is a leg positioner designed to elevate and prevent internal or external rotation of a casted or uncasted leg. The foam device supports the leg from the knee to the ankle and elevates the heel off bed. This support can be used in a supine or side lying position.
The Logs are large foam shapes designed for use with children with physical disabilities. Made of dense poly-foam and covered in vinyl-coated nylon with zipper closure, these logs can be used for balance, coordination, and basic movement activities. SIZES: Model W4047 is small and model 4041 is large. DIMENSIONS: Model W4047 is 12 x 24 inches and model W4041 is 24 x 48 inches. WEIGHT: Model W4047 weighs 5 pounds and model W4041 weighs 25 pounds. COLOR: Model W4047 is blue and yellow and model W4
The Love Lounge is a foam positioning pillow designed as a sexual aid for individuals with lower back or lower extremity disabilities. It allows for positions that help stimulate the clitoris on the pelvic bone, take pressure of the knees and forearms support the back while giving access for manual vibrator play. It can be used by users who have back, knee of hip problems.
The Lovebumper is a foam positioning pillow designed as a sexual aid for individuals with lower back, lower extremity disabilities, and mobility disabilities. The pillow assists user's knees give the support needed for a some of the more common tantra techniques.
The Memory Foam Contoured Leg Support is a leg rest designed for use by individuals with circulatory or lower extremity disabilities or arthritis. This adjustable hypoallergenic, flame-retardant memory foam wedge elevates the user's legs and the contoured surface conforms to the leg shape. The foam rebounds to its original shape when not in use, eliminating sagging and settling. The support comes with a foam insert that allows the height of the support to be adjusted. The included washable cove
The Memory Lite Knee Cushion is a knee positioner designed for use by individuals with arthritis or back pain. This contoured foam pillow fits between the user's knees while sleeping on his/her side to provide proper support for the spine. This cushion is made of Memory Lite visco-elastic hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial foam.
Large foam blocks for preschoolers. Noiseless, weightless, massive play blocks with tunnels for crawling and large geometric shapes. Primary color vinyl covered foam. Featherlight. Capable of large structure building. Squares, rectangles, cylinders, half cylinders, triangles, wedges,bridges, circles, and interlocks available. Blocks can be purchased individually or in several size sets.
The More Love Lounge is a foam positioning pillow designed as a sexual aid for individuals with lower back or lower extremity disabilities. It allows for positions that help stimulate the clitoris on the pelvic bone, take pressure of the knees, and forearms support the back.
The Mounting Switch is a touch switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities, spinal cord injuries, or upper extremity disabilities. This switch may be mounted in a variety of locations (though used primarily at the head level) and shaped for optimal positioning. The activation pressure of the switch is adjustable from one to three ounces and an audible click is emitted when the switch closes. DIMENSIONS: 6.5 inches long. WEIGHT: 3 ounces.
Multi-Adjustable Hip Spica is an adapted chair designed for children 18 months up to young adult who use hip spica casts. The front section of the chair has a storage area and easily separates from the seat for access. The back also fully reclines to achieve a more comfortable position during the recovery period.?
Foot positioner with positive heel clearance. Plastic with sheep skin wrapping. Adjustable velcro straps. Weight 12 oz. Has rotator bar for controlling hip and leg rotation. Aids in healing of foot and leg ulcers. Prevents foot inversion/eversion. Sizes: adult, large, youth.
The Musical Posture Trainer, model 1120, is a posture switch designed to provide feedback with soft music for indivudals with little or no muscle control. It attaches to any part of the body with a velcro strap. This positive feedback device plays soft music when the desired position is achieved.
Mustang Seat is an interior/posterior gait trainer designed for use by children learning to walk with mobility disabilities. It is designed to provide upper body support and adjustable angle positioning for forward tilt in the anterior configuration and full upright support in the posterior configuration. There is a slight forward leaning position and built-in suspension that stimulates the natural walking pattern. There is a 30 degree center bar for added positioning. The Mustang Seat is a fol
Night Shift is a wearable device that provides positional therapy to individuals who snore and/or have sleep apnea. Worn on the back of the neck, Night Shift is suitable for individuals who tend to sleep on their backs, a sleeping position that can lead to the development of or worsen the symptoms of sleep apnea. When it detects that the user has laid down on his or her back, Night Shift will start gently vibrating and increase its intensity until the user changes his sleeping position. In addit
The O.R. Table Pillow is a foam head positioner designed to provide support and pressure relief for the head during surgery or when prolonged supine or lateral positioning is required. This pillow has flat rectangular base with raised sides to prevent the head from rolling off pillow. Reversal by 180 degrees provides slight extension of neck.
Octagonal donut shapes are fabricated with durable vinyl-coated nylon and packed with twelve inches of densely compacted foam padding. DIMENSIONS: 18 x 52 inches, 30 x 52 inches.
Olympic Vac Pacs are body positioners designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities.These products are patient positioning systems comprised of large rubberized vinyl bags filled with tiny plastic beads. The bags are soft and pliable until the air is drawn out through a special valve. Atmospheric pressure forces the beads into a solid mass conforming to the exact molded shape. Vac Pacs hold their shape for 24 to 48 hours and allowing air back in to the bag returns Vac Pacs to a soft
Opti-Cool Headgear is a light weight EVA foam and Lycra helmet. It is designed for everyday use and protection for individuals who require additional head support. EVA foam has both clarity and gloss, low-temperature toughness, stress-crack resistance, hot-melt adhesive waterproof properties, and is resistant to UV radiation. The helmet has impact and vibration absorption which allows for energy to disperse upon impact, reducing the chance for serious head injury. The interior of the helmet allo
OptiFlex® 3 Knee CPM is designed to provide anatomical motion therapy to patients of all ages. The Continuous Passive motion, or CPM, is a therapy designed to assist with patient recovery after an injury or knee replacement surgery by moving the leg in a series of motions for an extended period of time. This movement prevents tissues and joints from becoming stiff and promotes healing by reducing recovery time. The OptiFlex® 3 Knee CPM provides patients with the ability to increase the flexion a
The Kaltenborn Mobilization Wedge, model 612, and the Original Norsk Mobilization Wedge, model 611, are positioning wedges used in thoracic spinal adjusting, joint positioning, and mobilization. Both models feature a molded groove on one side to take pressure off the spinous processes. Model 612 is constructed of rubber and Model 611 is constructed of lightweight polyethylene. DIMENSIONS: Model 612 has a 4.25 x 8 inch base and model 611 has a base that is 4 x 9 inches.
The Ortho Knee Wedge is a knee positioner and positioning wedge designed for use by individuals with lower back pain or lower extremity disabilities. Intended to provide comfortable knee elevation while lying in bed, this wedge promotes leg circulation and helps flatten lower spine to reduce lower back discomfort. The cushion comes with a washable zippered cover. SIZES: The wedge is available in heights of 8 and 10 inches. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 8 x 25 x 20 inches; or 10 x 30.5 x 20 inches. COLOR:
The 45 Degree Total Arm Elevator is an arm positioner designed to abduct the arm and maintain a 45 degree elevation to aid in edema prevention. This positioner can be used for postoperative mastectomy patients or as an abductor for burn patients. The device consists of a foam wedge with a contoured cavity to keep the arm securely in place. For situations where bed width is limited, the elevator is also available in a narrow version. A vinyl cover is available; contact manufacturer for pricing in
The Orthocare Anti-rotation Device ##2046 is a wedge shaped foot positioner that attaches to any Orthocare SPACEBOOT (see separate entry). The plate attaches to the footrest of the SPACEBOOT to allow controlled interior or exterior rotation of the hip and leg. Nylon thumb nuts lock the plate securely to the boot. NOTE: These plates are not sold independently; The Anti-rotation Device must be ordered when purchasing any style of SPACEBOOT.
The Orthocare Contour Clog Foot-drop Orthosis ##1114 is a foam foot positioner anDE d heel protector designed to help prevents foot drop, and is anatomically contouDE red to help prevent heel pressure. The positioner has a side vent opening that a DE llows cross ventilation with visual contact of the heel or decubitus ulcer. A PoDE lynap strap secures the orthosis to the foot.
The Orthocare Knee-Wedge/Leg Rest, ##2006, is a contoured leg positioner that elevates the legs and places the hips and knees in flexed position. The positioner is made of firm, flexible polyurethane foam, and is covered with a polyester slip -type material that is removable and washable. DIMENSIONS: 10 x 24 x 20 inches.
The Orthocare Leg Brace ##4045 is a leg positioner made of polyurethane foam. It has a contoured cavity to keep the leg in place, and may be used as a legrest pad for leg comfort when wearing a cast. The brace surrounds the leg on three sides with an open top, and extends from the ankle to the mid-thigh (of adults).
The Orthocare Rigid Foam Knee Spreader is a leg positioner and knee separator made of closed-cell foam that is flexible, yet firm enough to maintain abduction. The foam is easily cleaned by hand scrubbing with a mild detergent, but will not absorb liquid. Polynap straps with Velcro closures maintain the spreader in place. SIZES: Adult (##2045, abducts legs 5 inches) and Pediatric (##2048, abducts legs 3 inches).
The Orthocare Rigid Frame SPACEBOOT and Extended SPACEBOOT are foot positioners designed to aid in eliminating, and accelerating the healing of decubitus ulcers of the heel, preventing heel cord shortening (footdrop), preventing internal or external rotation of the hip and leg, accelerating rehabilitation, and helping to keep the knee in extension. The boot consists of a rigid frame and foam insert. The Rigid Frame model (##1027, $36.25) has 2 Polynap straps with Velcro fasteners to secure the s
The Orthocare SPACEBOOT is a device that acts as a drop-foot splint, heel protector, and/or foot positioner. This boot was designed to position the ankle in a neutral position, and to prevent foot drop and heel cord shortening, inversion and eversion of the foot, and internal or external rotation of the hip and leg. The standard assembled SPACEBOOT consists of a plastic boot-shaped frame, foam insert, and 3 Velcro or Polynap straps with adjustable foam pads for positive restraint and for securin
Orthocare Therapy and Cervical Wedges are positioning wedges made of polyurethanDE e foam covered in 20 mil. heavy gauge vinyl. The wedges are heat sealed to preveDE nt contamination. The wedges are available in 10, 12, 16, or 20 degree inclinati DE ons. DIMENSIONS: 3 x 16 x 16 inches (##2011, $16.10); 4 x 20 x 20 inches (##2012, DE $29.85); 5 x 24 x 24 inches (##2013, $39.40); 6 x 24 x 24 inches (##2015, $58.30);DE 8 x 24 x 24 (##2016, $67.20); and 10 x 24 x 24 inches (##2017, $74.85).
The Orthocare Wedges, Triangles, and Rectangular Blocks ##4005 to ##4035 are large foam shapes designed for use as positioning wedges and body supports. There are 31 different models intended for use as cranial, decubitus, and extremity blocks, and spinal and tomographic wedges in addition to general positioning use. DIMENSIONS: Triangles range from 3 x 3 x 7.25 inches to 10 x 10 x 10 inches; Rectangles range from 1/2 x 4 x 6 inches to 4 x 18 x 24 inches; Wedges range from 3.5 x 7 x 8 inches to
The Orthopedic Knee Pillow (OKP) is a body support pillow designed to ease pain caused by pregnancy, injury to hips or back, lower back syndrome, and general sleeping discomfort. Sleeping in the fetal position with the OKP causes the hips to flare, reducing pressure on both hips' capsule and sacroiliac joints. With this reduction of pressure, many lower back syndromes become less painful.
The Ossur Unloader One Lateral OTS Osteoarthritis Knee Brace alleviates lateral knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA), Articular Cartilage Defect Repair, Meniscal Cartilage Repair, Avascular Necrosis, or Tibia Plateau Fracture. The brace unloads pressure on the knee through 3 leverage points, at the thigh, calf, and knee. The Dynamic Force Straps allows users to adjust the corrective force applied to the knee joint. Buckles mean that users can reliably achieve the desired fit every time they a
The Palm Cone with Finger Separators, model 5609, is a hand cone designed to prevent finger contractures for people who have had strokes or who have other upper extremity disabilities. This machine-washable cone-shaped device conforms to the hand's natural shape and its protrusions keep fingers separated. The terry cloth cover absorbs moisture and the attached elastic band secures the cone in the proper position. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches long.
The Palm Grips, models 6507 and 6508, are hand positioners designed to prevent finger contractures and skin breakdown on the palm for individuals who have had strokes or who have other upper extremity disabilities. These machine-washable pads permit free finger movement and have terrycloth covers to absorb moisture. An non-latex elastic band keeps the pad in place. SIZES: Small (model 6507) and large (6508). DIMENSIONS (LxW): 5 x 2.5 inches (6507) or 5 x 3 inches (6508).
The Peg, model ES-700, is an equipment peg made of solid wood with a plastic grip designed to stabilize one hand. The peg can be installed on desks, table tops, or walkers, and is removable when not in use. The peg has a threaded screw attachment that is placed through a hole in the surface and secured with a plastic threaded attachment from underneath. The Suction Peg, model ES-710, has the same design as the Peg but is mounted on a suction cup that adheres to surfaces; no holes are necessary.
The Penta Pillow is a body positioner designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity disabilities. This pillow has five sections, each filled with polyester and covered with cotton/polyester ticking, to form a trough to elevate and protect the arm, leg, or shoulder. This machine-washable pillow can also be used as a wedge to prevent rolling out of bed, to elevate bedding off the feet, or to provide abdominal support for pregnant women. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 20 x 8 inches. WEIGHT: 1.13
The Physio-Roll is a peanut-shaped inflatable roll designed to provide control and security for individuals with physical disabilities during balance activities. With a saddle-shaped middle, the roll cradles the user and the overall shape limits rotation to forward and backward. Used with or without a blanket, the roll can be used in squeeze play and tactile activities. DIMENSIONS: 12, 16, 22, 28, or 34 inches in diameter. CAPACITY: Up to 250 pounds depending on size. COLOR: Red, yellow, or blue
The Physio-Roll Outrigger Ball is a peanut-shaped inflatable roll designed to provide control and security for individuals with physical disabilities during balance activities. With a saddle-shaped middle, the roll cradles the user and the overall shape limits rotation to forward and backward. Used with or without a blanket, the roll can be used in squeeze play and tactile activities. DIMENSIONS: Available in 16-, 21.75-, and 27-inch heights. COLOR: Assorted.
The Pillow Perfect Leg Spacer Pillow is a body positioner designed for use by individuals with lower back or lower extremity disabilities. This pillow is designed to relieve pressure and strain on the lower back, knees, and ankles. Made of non-combustible foam, this pillow fits between the legs without the need for straps as it conforms to body movements. DIMENSIONS (LxDxW): 10 x 6 x 8 inches. WEIGHT: 1 pound.
PlayShaper® is a play structured scaled for preschoolers ages 6-23 months learning to crawl, walk and about the location of objects and object permanence. These play systems invite youngsters to develop their physical skills while learning the social skills needed for community life. Cooperative play and shared imagination are encouraged. Kids receive interactive sensory experiences through inviting climbing challenges. Colorful learning panels encourage creativity while building cognitive ski
PlayShaper® is a play structured scaled for preschoolers ages 6-23 months learning to crawl, walk and about the location of objects and object permanence. These play systems invite youngsters to develop their physical skills while learning the social skills needed for community life. Cooperative play and shared imagination are encouraged. Kids receive interactive sensory experiences through inviting climbing challenges. Colorful learning panels encourage creativity while building cognitive sk
PlayShaper is a play structured scaled for preschoolers ages 6-23 months learning to crawl, walk and about the location of objects and object permanence. These play systems invite youngsters to develop their physical skills while learning the social skills needed for community life. Cooperative play and shared imagination are encouraged. Kids receive interactive sensory experiences through inviting climbing challenges. Colorful learning panels encourage creativity while building cognitive skil
Smirthwaite’s stacking Plinths are structures used in the school and home environments for individuals with upper and lower extremity disabilities working on posture, balance, transfers and other therapeutic exercises.
OPTIONS: Folding Leg Plinths, Quick Fix Plinth Tray, Quick Fix Vertical & Horizontal Handrails, Plinth Half Coverboards, and Suction Hand Grips are some of options available for the plinth.
SIZES: 1, 2, 3, 4.
DIMENSIONS : Size 1 Length 1070, Width 665; Size 2 1500, Width 745;
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Abduction board to keep a child's legs from crossing while sitting on the floor. An A shaped abduction board made of plywood with sides 4 by 16 inches and a crosspiece 4 by 4 inches. The sides are drilled at one end and about 1/ 3 of the distance from the other end; the crosspiece drilled at both ends. The sides and crosspiece are then laced together. A strap to go around the child's waist to keep the board from slipping away can be added. SKILLS REQUI
Portable Hip Spica is suitable for children aged 12 months to 3 years old who are in plaster casts following hip surgery and require supportive seating. Easy-to-use knobs allow you to adjust the seat height, depth, angle and tilt as well as the height of the back and arm rests. Chairs come complete with pelvic straps, shoulder harness and tray. For children ages 1-3, this chair design offers high levels of adjustability and creates a lightweight alternative to the Multi Adjustable Hip Spica Chai
The Portal Pro is a treatment chair designed for use by therapists assisting persons with biomechanical exercises. The system takes 10 seconds to assemble with its lightweight compact design and can be opened to the users preferred settings. It features tilting arm and face rests, a chest pad, seat and knee rests attached with velcro designed to comfortably support the users body; all of these components are adjustable to a multitude of settings. For this system, there is no bar that exists betw
The Posey Foot Elevator, model 6532 and 6533, is foot positioner to prevent the formation of decubitus ulcers. This foam circle fits around ankle to help raise heel and has a Velcro closure. Its machine washable cotton flannel liner helps protect skin and improve comfort. Accommodates limbs up to 12 inches in circumference. DIMENSIONS (W): 4 inches (model 6532); 6 inch (6533).
The Posey Foot-Guard, models 6410 and 6412, is a heel protector and foot positioner designed for use with individals at risk for footdrop and pressure ulcers on the heel. The unit fits the right or left foot and the large rigid plastic shell extends beyond toes and helps keep bedding off the toes while maintaining proper foot positioning. Both models feature a polyester pile fabric liner and two padded Velcro straps. Model 6412 also features an adjustable T bar at heel to maintain desired angle
The Posey Pressure-Relief Positioning Roll is a body positioners designed for use by individuals at risk for pressure sores or who require positioning assistance while seated or in bed. The roll provides full body support in lateral or dorsal positioning, and its flexible construction conforms to the user's body, reducing pressure. The role has a strap to secure it to a bed, chair or wheelchair. The straps can also be used to tie one roll to another. Models 6304 and 6304SC are high density for m
The Positex Personal Wedge is a positioning wedge designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, circulatory, respiratory, or digestive disabilities. The set includes two step-cut combustion-modified polyurethane foam wedges that can be used together or individually to create different height elevations. DIMENSIONS (WxH): 16 x 13 inches or 20 x 13 inches. COLOR: Blue.
The Positex Positioning Shim is a head positioner and positioning wedge designed to provide neck support while supine and to reduce patellar pressure while prone. The device can also be used under the thighs during quad exercises. Made of soft foam covered in vinyl, the wedge can be folded to double the height. COLOR: Blue.
The Basal Block, no. 9-101, is a wedge pillow and head positioner made of foam from the Alimed Positioner Foam Blocks series. The cushion is designed to support the back and shoulders with a contoured cutout for the head and neck in extensor thrust position. DIMENSIONS: 16 x 12 inches, tapers from 7 inches at 27 degrees.
The Torso Block, no. 9-100, is part of the Alimed Positioner Foam Blocks series. This foam wedge cushion is designed to support the back at a 27 degree angle. DIMENSIONS: 12 x 16 inches with a 7-inch high rounded top.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist a four-year-old child with muscular dystrophy with floor sitting. The child is unable to sit independently, so a large plastic laundry basket is used as a positioning aid and also keeps toys nearby, enabling him to interact with his peers. For additional support, the basket can be placed against a wall. MATERIALS: Laundry basket. AUTHOR: Howell, E. TITLE: Assistive Technology Ideas that Work. WEB SITE: cenmi.org/mits/downloads/atideas/PD/SH_PD6.pdf R
The Positioning Roll is a roll cushion designed to relieve pressure on the head and neck when placed under the neck. DIMENSIONS (LxD): 17 x 5 inches or 12 x 5 inches.
The Positioning Wedge, model 954, is a positioning wedge designed for use by individuals with mobility, severe physical or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injuries. These wedges are intended to provide gentle support when positioning an individual in a supine or prone position. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 10.5 x 24 x 26 inches. COLOR: Black, space blue, regimental blue, blue ridge, forest green, dusty jade, burgundy, chestnut, sand, camel or mauve.
The Positioning Wedges are body positioners designed to promote proper hip and spine alignment for people with back and lower extremity disabilities. These foam wedges also reduce sacral pressure to prevent or aid in healing pressure sores. Model 554010 comes with a cloth cover and model 554020 comes without a cover. DIMENSIONS: The wedges are 8 x 8 x 17 inches.
Medium firm foam abductor wedge, double knit cover and lambswool covered velcro straps. 6 to 16 inches wide by 18 inches long by 4 inches thick. Optional covers in naugahyde or synthetic lambswool.
The Posture Buzzer, model 1140, is a posture switch designed to provide posture training for individuals with physical disabilities. This miniature mercury switch sounds when a body part is tilted beyond pre-set angle. It is the size of quarter and may be worn anywhere on body.
The Posture Improving Saddle seat is designed to replicate an equestrian's posture to aid in reducing back fatigue and discomfort while seated. The slight forward slope shifts the pelvis forward and raises the buttocks above the knees, resulting in a semi-standing posture that discourages slouching. The sides of the seat are also sloped, spreading the knees apart (hip abduction) and keeping the pelvis upright to reduce stress on the back, shoulders, and neck. The structure also removes contact p
The Posture Monitor is a biofeedback device designed to support individuals who have a limited physical control and difficulty maintaining appropriate posture due to neurological deficits. Its purpose is to promote attention given to maintaining proper trunk alignment by individuals seated in wheelchairs, thus encouraging a seated position that offers greater functionality; enhances learning, self esteem, and mobility; and improves physiological factors such as respiration, circulation and diges
Posturetex-multiway cushion is designed for individuals with limited mobility and use a wheelchair or a scooter for mobility. It is a versatile cushion featuring a 2 inch nodular foam base as well as a 2 inch nodular foam back which can be folded in half to make a 4 inch base cushion. The 2 inch base cushion is available with standard or coccyx cut out. Covered in black jacquard velvet which is removable for machine washing and a carry handle easy transportation. Spare covers are also available
Premature infant supine support pillow for infants over three pounds and medically stable. Pillow is constructed of flame retardant urethane foam, covered by vinyl Staph Check 6, with quilted washable slipcover. Foam is contoured to maintain flexed position of infant, with separate head support. Pillows are color-coded by size. Three sizes: Small (tan) for infants 1250 grams to 1800 grams; Medium (blue) for infants 1800 grams to 2410 grams; Large (white) for infants 2410 grams to 3500 grams. One
The Pressure Point Headache Reliever is a neck pillow that targets pressure points in the head and neck to help ease pain without medication. Users position the reliever under the neck while reclining, and the embedded therapy balls apply an even pressure on the suboccipital muscles at the base of the skull, loosening the knots and relaxing the tightness that occur with migraines and tension headaches. The pack can also be chilled in the freezer to augment the pressure point treatment with cold
The Pron Pillo, model 4206, is a head positioner designed to support the head, neck, and shoulders when lying face down. It features a cut-out center.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- Description: A raised, horizontal work surface, exactly the same size and shape as the lap tray or the cut-out desk that it is placed on.
PURPOSE: To improve sitting posture and arm control during functional table-top tasks, for certain students who have severely increased tone, very low muscle tone, and/or severe muscle weakness. A student who requires a raised table surface often also benefits from using a lap tray or cut-out-desk so the arms are fully sup
The Rear Entry and Lateral Hip Supports are positioning straps designed for use with standers. The Rear Entry buttock support entry is designed to provide ease of entry for the Vertical Upright Stander (see separate entry). The arm swings out of the way for entry and locks for positioning. The lock can be opened and closed with one hand. An optional abdominal support pad is available for additional support. The Lateral Hip Supports feature a ball and socket mechanism to allow the pads to rotate
Recaro is a car seat designed for use with children weighing 9-36 kilograms with balance, neurological, or other physical disabilities. It is made out of an aluminum frame and offers additional contoured seat padding, lateral support and adjustability. Additional features include anatomical seat padding with leg support and an adjustable back height and seat depth. The width of the shoulder pads is adjustable and it comes with a standard 5-point safety harness with simplified central adjustmen
Therapeutic infant sling for gastro-esophageal reflux. Requires inclined mattress to 30 degrees. Quilted fabric. Ties to crib bars. Washable. Preemie, term or infant size. Blue or pink.
The Reflux Wedge is a therapeutic aid body positioner designed for infants with gastro-esophageal reflux. It holds infant prone at a 30 degree angle. Features include non-absorbent Staph-Chek covered fire retardant foam and zip closure covers. Quilted covers zips off easily for washing. SIZES: Bassinet, extra small, small, medium, large, or extra large. CAPACITY: Fits preemies and infants up to 30 pound. COLOR: Blue or pink.
The Rehabilitation Cushion System is a set of positioning wedges designed for positioning children and adults with physical disabilities for therapeutic exercise. The system consists of two large wedges and two small wedges that lock together with Velcro fasteners. The cushions are made from dense urethane foam covered with stain-and flame-resistant vinyl fabric. DIMENSIONS: The large wedges are 31 x 27 x 14 x 20 inches and the small wedges are 16 x 14 x 8 x 20 inches wide. Fastened togethe the
The Self-Inflating Back Rest is an easy-to-use and easy-to-store product that provides lumbar support whether users are at work or on the go. Users can adjust the back rest with just the twist of a valve, giving them full control over the level of inflation. The Self-Inflating Back Rest can provide support for people struggling with a herniated disc or sciatica. When not in use, the Self-Inflating Back Rest can be instantly deflated, rolled up and stored in a carry-on bag, briefcase or purse. Th
The Releaf Neck Rest is designed for use by individuals who suffer from neck and shoulder tension as a result of sitting upright for long periods of time. Providing a lifting solution by temporarily supporting the weight of the head.
Simply place the Releaf with the ergonomically designed chin indentation under the user’s chin, wrap the Velcro strapping around the neck, center the device and pull the lower edges for a comfortable fit. The flex tension construction allows for the Releaf Neck Rest
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device encourages a child with cerebral palsy to hold head upright by turning on a television set or radio when the head is in the desired position, and turning it off when the head tilts forward. Control box with an electrical outlet switchable by a mercury contact switch is attached to a child's head so that holding the head upright or tilting it forward turns a radio or television on or off. Includes photograph. COMMENTS: For further information con
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to provide feedback for person having difficulty keeping head upright. A mercury switch is attached to the user's head in the desired "on" position. The switch is attached to a control box. Any 110 volt appliance such as a radio is plugged into the control box and the device turns off when the head moves from the desired position and the switch is no longer in the on position. SKILLS REQUIRED: Electronics. AUTHOR: TITLE: Cerebral Palsy Research
Rocking Ball is designed for use by children with low muscle tone who are working on strengthening core muscles and balance. With its simple design, children learn how to control and balance their bodies at their own pace. CAPACITY: Maximum user weight 220 lbs. COLOR: Red. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: Standard 2 year warranty.
The Roll-Control Bolsters are body positioners designed to provide secure positioning for individuals with physical disabilities. Intended for individuals who lie on their sides, these vinyl-covered, foam-padded bolsters eliminate the need for propping with pillows and prevent arms and legs from being caught between the mattress and side rails. Attached straps secure the bolster to the bed and aid in positioning. The bolsters are latex free. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 34 x 8.5 inches.
The Rolls are therapy foam shapes designed for positioning and/or balance training. These cylindrical cushions are made of high-density foam with a waterproof and cleanable vinyl cover. DIMENSIONS: Nine different sizes are available, measuring 7 x 17 inches, 5 x 20 or 22 inches, 8 x 20 or 36 inches, 6 x 24 inches, 5.5 x 20 inches, and 10 or 12 x 36 inches.
Variety of foam rolls, wedges and creative shapes. Covered with nylon reinforced vinyl. Includes steps, chair, triangle.
The Abduction Pillows are leg positioners designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or with lower extremity disabilities. Designed to provide hip abduction, the units are made of soft foam or vinyl-coated fosm with two straps. SIZES: Small and large. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Model A5131 is 13 x 14 inches x 6 inches thick. Model A5132 is 16 x 18 inches x 6 inches thick. Model 619701 is 6.5 x 13 inches thick. Model 619801 is 8 x 16 inches thick. COLOR: Blue.
The Body Positioner, model A578-1, is designed for use by individuals with spinal, lower extremity, and other physical disabilities. This soft, flexible wedge can be used effectively to shift various body parts into necessary positions. If placed underneath the back, the Body Positioner supports the spine and relieves pressure on the sacrum. Placed underneath the side, the Body Positioner stablizes the trunk. It helps maintain a pelvic tilt in pelvic traction when placed underneath the thighs. A
The Rolyan Foot Drop Orthosis, model 6180, is a foot drop positioner designed for use by individuals at risk of footdrop, pressure sores or ulcers. The foam liner is contoured to help prevent heel pressure and fits right or left foot. Features include side opening for cross ventilation and flame retardant vinyl wipes. The device fastens securely with a Polysnap strap. The foam material can be washed with detergent. DIMENSION: The base is 15.75 inches wide.
The Rolyan Foot Drop Splint With Expanded Heels are foot positioner designed for use by individual with lower extremity disabilities or foot injuries. The splints provide 90 degrees of dorsiflexion at the ankle for persons with weak or injured ankles. They also includes an expanded heel section in order to reduce contact with the feet; this design also helps to prevent excessive pressure and friction on the heel area. DIMENSIONS: Determined by shoe size. A634-400 (Small) - fits women 5 to 7, men
The Rolyan Functional Foam Arm Elevator, models A1863 and A1864, are arm positioners designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These anatomically correct foam supports combines a splint and an elevating support in one unit to help reduce edema. The hand is positioned in a resting position, with the wrist at 30 degrees and the metacarpal phalangeals (MCPs) at 60 degrees flexion and the interphalangeals slightly flexed. The forearm is positioned in mild suppination and the
The Rolyan Knee Elevator, model A38610, is a leg positioner designed to reduce pain in the lower back and legs for individuals with spinal, lower extremity, or circulatory disabilities. Constructed from high-density foam, this support provides positioning for relaxing the user's spine and improving circulation. A washable cotton/polyester case is included. OPTIONS: A replacement case is available. DIMENSIONS: 25.5 x 15 x 8 inches. COLOR: The case is white.
The Rolyan Leg Elevating Wedge is designed for users with lower extremity or circulatory disabilities. This wedge features a gradual incline that helps reduce edema and spine stress. The vinyl-coated, seamless wedge is flame retardant, and ideal for multiple client use, infection control precautions, or medication application. It can be wiped clean with non-abrasive soap or disinfectant. This item can hold only 1 leg at a time and is not made for both legs.
The Rolyan Preformed Foot Drop Splint, models A634-1 to 3, is a foot positioner designed to provide 90 degrees of dorsiflexion at the ankle for persons with weak or injured ankles. Made with prepadded Polycushion, this splint can be modified to user preference by using a heat gun or hot water. This product is not designed for ambulatory use. It also includes all the necessary strapping. DIMENSIONS: Fit is determined by shoe size. Model A634-1 (Small) - fits women 5 to 7, men 6 to 8; A634-2 (Medi
SaeboReach is designed to assist individuals to regain their ability to maximize arm and hand function following a neurological event such as a stroke. The custom fabricated above-elbow cuff, as well as the dynamic elbow extension system, allows patients to incorporate their elbow for functional reach during grasp and release activities. The SaeboReach orthosis, along with repetitive, task oriented activities, is a highly effective strategy for maximizing arm and hand recovery.
The Sammons Preston Elevating Arm Tray Kit is an arm trough and arm posiiitioner designed for use by wheelchair users who must keep one arm elevated. The tray straps to right or left standard or desk-length wheelchair arms with Velcro and includes a washable foam insert contoured to keep the users arm in the proper position. The unit can be cut to the desired length. OPTIONS: An extra pair of foam elevating inserts ($18.95). DIMENSIONS (LxW): 22 x 4.5 inches. COLOR: The foam is light beige.
Sammons Preston Versa Form Positioning Pillows, models 2820, 2821, 2822, and 2823, are body positioner pillows designed to provide support and proper positioning for children and adults with physical disabilities. These pillows are filled with styrene beads which conform to the shape of the user. When air is extracted using a vacuum pump, Versa Form molds to the body shape, creating firm support. When a valve is released, allowing air into the pillow Versa form regains its flexibility and is rea
The Schaeffer Abduction Pillow is a leg abduction positioner designed to maintain the legs in the desired position. The large foam wedge fits between legs and adjustable foam straps secure the wedge to the user's legs. The set also includes a pair of detachable cradle boots (see also separate entry) to protect and position feet. This device enables the user to be turned to 90 degrees to prevent sacral pressure sores. SIZES: Medium only. DIMENSIONS: 23 x 14 x 4 x 7 inches.
The Sciatica Saddle Pillow is designed for those who deal with sciatic nerve issues, chronic back pain or experience balance problems. This pillow helps relieve pain by off-loading pressure from thighs and shifting weight back to the pelvis, where the body is equipped to take the pressure.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Foam wedge with side supports for older children with severe physical disabilities. Describes construction of a foam wedge with side supports made from foam mattress, covered in waterproof material (vinyl or terylene) with a terrycloth removable cover. Includes drawings, possible uses and comments. Does not provide instructions for the covers. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. Sewing. Assembly. AUTHOR: Hartrick, J TITLE: Equipment to Make: A Guide for Parents
The Sheepskin Hand Posies with Spacer is a hand positioner designed for use with individuals with contractures. Washable Sheepskin Hand Posies keep the nails from damaging the palm and keep the fingers open. The washable sheepskin absorbs moisture for added comfort. This splint is held in place by an elastic strap. SIZES: One size.
The Sheepskin Hand Posie Without Spacer is a hand positioner designed for use by individuals with contractures. Washable Medical Sheepskin covers and protects the palm and absorbs moisture.It is held in place by an elastic strap. SIZES: One size.
Shoe Holders are foot positioners designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. Made of Haircell plastic with nylon straps with quick-release plastic buttons, these shoe-shaped positioners ensure proper positioning of the feet. The 30101 models have one-inch on center mounting holes. The 30102 models do not have mounting holes. SIZES: Both the 30101 and 30102 models are available in small, medium, and large. DIMENSIONS (WxL): The small holders are 4.3 x 6 inches. The medium holders are 4.
The Side Lyer Toy, model 352, is a toy designed to encourage children with motor disabilities to reach out while lying on their sides. This toy is anchored by a long tab slipped under a side lying positioner (not included) and when it is touched, it lights up and vibrates.. The unit also features five ball chains in slots to provide additional stimulation.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Side lying board to relieve pressure from constantly lying in one position. Instructions for making a plywood side lying board, padded with foam and vinyl, with straps to hold a person in place. COMMENTS: Notes that a therapist should make the decisions as to the appropriateness and size of this device. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Arnold, P A TITLE: Designing for Individual Needs: A Manual on the Design of Environments, Furnishings and Materi
Silicone pad enhances your foot's natural footpad to relieve forefoot pressure.
The Single Handhold and the Double Handhold are hand positioners designed for use by individuals with physical, neurological, or balance disabilities. The Single Handhold is a vertical plastic dowel with a strong suction cup base that secures to any smooth, hard surface to stabilize the non-dominant hand during sitting tasks. The Double Handhold consists of a ribbed plastic dowel bent at a 45-degree angle in the center with a suction cup at either end to provide upper body assistance using both
The Six Piece Modular Positioning Set consists of foam positioning blocks designed to create individualized occupational and physical therapy treatment programs for persons with varying disabilities. The design accommodates numerous positions within the developmental sequence. The pieces are vinyl-covered, and therefore waterproof and cleanable with soap and water. The set consists of interchangeable rectangles, squares, and triangles (wedges). All sets come with four straps included. SIZES: Thr
Skillbuilders Rolls and Half Rolls provide an adaptive shape for rolling and rocking movements, coordination and vestibular training and positioning. Thick, waterproof polyurethane coating is seam-free and allows for easy cleaning. Rolls have a solid core to help prevent "bottoming out". OPTIONS: Size options. SIZES: Various. DIMENSIONS: According to size selected.
COLOR: Blue or Red. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.
The Sleep Knee Spacer Spine Reliever Cushion is a knee positioner designed for use by individuals with arthritis or back pain. This contoured foam pillow fits between the user's knees while sleeping on his/her side to provide proper support for the spine. Front and rear bumpers prevent rolling on the stomach. DIMENSIONS: 6 x 8 x 10 inches.
The Sleep Posture Pillow/Side Sleeper Pro is a body support pillow designed for use by individuals with sleep apnea, snoring, fatigue, neck and back pain, and bed soreness. This pillow is formed and shaped to support the head, neck, back and jaw for proper alignment. The pillow encourages side sleeping rather than rolling onto the back or stomach which can cause a twisting of the spine and back strain. A small space on the pillow accommodates the user’s ear and prevents painful "ear folding." Th
The Sleep-Improving Pillow Wedge is a positioning Wedge designed for use by individuals with respiratory or circulatory disabilities or acid reflux. The pillow is sized for use by one person and is crafted from two layers of medical-grade urethane foam, with a quilted cotton/polyester cover that zips off for washing. DIMENSIONS (HxWxL): 5 x 26 x 32 inches. WEIGHT: 4 pounds.
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted system to raise and lower legs at night for an individual with muscular dystrophy. The man with muscular dystrophy began using a ventilator at night and had to start sleeping on his back. He developed severe pain in his knees after three hours of sleeping in this position due to pressure that built up on his kneecaps. The individual was unable to change positions in the night without assistance, and since he lived independe
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted wedge for sleeping for a young adult with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Initially an abduction wedge was used to assist in keeping the young adult’s hips in correct position after repeated surgeries. However, while the wedge is no longer needed for orthopedic reasons this individual does not feel comfortable sleeping without it but has since outgrown the original wedge. The new design had to account for variations in body me
The Small 5-Strap Rehab Wedge is a foam positioning wedge with strapsdesigned for use with individuals with neurological or physical disabilities. This wedge has five straps positioned from the top of the wedge to the bottom in equal intervals to ensure proper positioning. Individuals can be positioned either prone or supine. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 16 x 60 x 27 inches.
The Small Donut, model T3070, and the Large Donut, model T3080, are large foam shapes designed for use with individuals with neurological or motor disabilities. Made of high-compression, high-density urethane foam covered in 18-ounce vinyl-coated nylon, these donut include handles and may be used for balance, crawling, and obstacle course activities. DIMENSIONS: Model T3070 is 15 x 52 inches and model 3080 is 18 x 52 inches. WEIGHT: Model T3070 weighs 30 pounds and model T3080 weighs 40 pounds.
The Small Ness L300 Foot Drop system is a functional electrical stimulation (FES) system designed for use by children affected by foot drop as a result of upper motor neuron injuries, mobility can be a daily struggle and result in difficulty in enjoying many childhood activities.
The Small Prone Forearm Supporter is a positioning wedge designed for use by children with physical or neurological disabilities. This support is intended to strengthen head and upper trunk control and increase trunk, shoulder, hip, and knee flexiblity while focusing the visual field for improved performance during eye/hand activities. The set includes an incline wedge with support straps and a positioning pad and block. It is constructed of fire-retardant, dense foam covered with vinyl. DIMENSI
The SmartFlexx Stretching Device is designed for individuals who experience foot pain, and heel discomfort due to plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, ankle strain, arch pain, or other chronic conditions. The SmartFlexx holds the foot in a neutral position for proper stretching of the plantar fascia, Achilles tendon and calf.
SOFT WRAP is an arm positioner designed for use with children with brain injury, cerebral palsy, or other upper extremity disabilities where rehabilitation of an affected arm is required. This soft wrap is intended for use during therapy to restrain the stronger arm, causing the child to use the arm being rehabilitated. This soft, comfortable wrap fits around the entire torso and features a pocket which holds the entire arm; a wide Velcro strip secures the wrap and permits adjustability.
The Sol Step Heel Cushion is a gel pad support that is designed for those suffering from heel and pain spurs, bursitis or plantar fasciitis. The cushion absorbs shock and can provide cold therapy to aid in reducing foot soreness.
The Belly Booster, model 1955, is a bolster rolldesigned to work as an abdominal support for crawling activities for individuals with physical disabilities. Two adjustable side pieces act as stoppers so that the bolster will roll only as far as desired. When the sides stop the bolster from rolling forward, it automatically rolls backward. The Belly Booster can also support the users back or belly without rolling in order to build flexion patterns and trunk tone. It also acts as a T-stool where c
The Southpaw Sensory Rockers are contoured rocking chairs that provide gentle sensory stimulation while holding the user in a cradled position. This positioning is fine for those who only need mild vestibular input.
The Span+Aids Abduction Pillow is a leg abduction positioner designed to keep the user's legs in the desired position while seated or lying down. This large foam wedge fits between legs and the standard model has wide foam straps for securing legs to wedge; the economy model has adjustable Velfoam straps. These pillows allow the user to be turned 90 degrees to prevent sacral pressure sores. SIZES: Small, medium, or large. DIMENSIONS: The small wedge is 18 x 12 x 4 x 7 inches; the medium wedge is
The Abduction Pillow with Comfort Band is a leg abduction positioner designed to maintain the legs in the desired position while seated or lying down. The large foam wedge fits between legs and adjustable Velfoam straps secure the wedge to the user's legs. A wide cotton Comfort Band provides additional security. SIZES: Small, medium, or large. DIMENSIONS: The small is 18 x 12 x 4 x 7 inches; the medium is 23 x 14 x 4 x 7 inches; and the large is 25 x 16 x 6 x 7 inches.
The Abduction Pillow with Comfort Band & Ulnar Nerve Protectors is a set of one leg abduction positioner designed to maintain the legs in the desired position and a pair of elbow protectors. The large foam wedge fits between legs and adjustable Velfoam straps secure the wedge to the user's legs. A wide cotton Comfort Band provides additional security. The set also includes a pair of Ulnar Nerve Protector (see also separate entry) and an extra Comfort Band. This device enables the user to be
The Abduction Pillow with Contour is a leg abduction positioner designed to maintain the legs in the desired position while seated or lying down. The large foam wedge fits between legs and features contoured leg channels. Adjustable Velfoam straps secure the wedge to the user's legs. SIZES: Small, medium, or large. DIMENSIONS: The small is 18 x 12 x 4 x 7 inches; the medium is 23 x 14 x 4 x 7 inches; and the large is 25 x 16 x 6 x 7 inches.
The Abduction Pillow with Contour & Comfort Band is a leg abduction positioner designed to maintain the legs in the desired position while seated or lying down. The large foam wedge fits between legs and features contoured lag channels. Adjustable Velfoam straps secure the wedge to the user's legs. A wide cotton Comfort Band provides additional security. DIMENSIONS: 27 x 17 x 4 x 6 inches, 23 x 14 x 4 x 7 inches, or 20 x 19 x 7 x 7 inches.
The Wheelchair Abduction Pillow is leg abduction positioner designed to maintain the legs in the desired position while the user is in a wheelchair. The foam wedge fits between legs and features contoured leg channels. Adjustable Velfoam straps secure the wedge to the user's legs. DIMENSIONS: 8 x 6 x 12 x 7 inches.
Adjustable sidelying board with adjustable slanting backboard. Includes chest harness, leg strap. Fabricated of birch plywood and hard maple. Stain and mildew resistant pads with vinyl covers in blue or brown. Pads snap off for easy cleaning. Optional: angle adjuster, attaches to either end of sidelyer. K12SS, lying surface 10.5 by 30 inches, 8 inch back height. K14MS, lying surface16 by 48 inches, 12 inch back height. Warranty available.
Special Tomato MPS (Multi-Positioning Seat) Convaid Push Chair Base is an umbrella style stroller that offers positioning for children. The MPS push chair is designed for use with standard tie-down systems for bus or van transport. This push chair base accommodates both the small and large size MPS seat. The Special Tomato MPS Convaid Push Chair Base allows your child a safe and comfortable ride to and from school
Hip-Flex adjustment provides 30 degrees of pivot. Hip-Flex includes 15 degrees hip
Special Tomato Soft-Touch Therapy Rolls are therapy and positioning rolls designed for use by children or adults with physical disabilities. The rolls are made from a soft, seamless, latex-free material that is impermeable to fluids, with a solid inner core (except for the 4 x 24 inch size). Each roll has a handle and can stand on end for storage. DIMENSIONS: 24 inches long with diameter of 4, 6, or 8 inches; 36 inches long with diameter of 8, 10, or 12 inches; and, 48 inches long with diameter
Special Tomato Soft-Touch Therapy Wedges are positioning wedges designed for use by children or adults with physical disabilities. They are made from a soft, seamless, latex-free material that is impermeable to fluids. The degree of incline ranges from 10 to 28 degrees on the 20-inch-wide wedges and 12 to 24 degrees on the 24-inch-wide wedges. The wedges have a built-in handle opening and a concave surface that allows the wedge to stand on end for storage. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 4, 6, 8, or 10 x 22
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a product that treats chronic back pain for individuals with arthritis and other conditions causing chronic back pain. Spinovo (spine + new) is a concept smart clothing product that uses modular packs to treat back pain through heating, cooling, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapies, as well as incorporating bend sensors to ensure the wearer maintains the correct posture. The designer, Justine Smith, studied at
The Split Donut is a large foam shape designed for use with individuals with neurological or motor disabilities. Made of firm foam covered in vinyl fabric, the two halves of this donut may be used separately or connected with the attached hook-and-loop fasteners for balance, crawling, and obstacle course activities. DIMENSIONS: 18 x 52 inches. WARRANTY: 7-year warranty.
The Springzback is a body positioner designed for use by individuals with lower back strain or pain, lower back disabilities or balance disabilities. This device assists the lower back muscles by providing support for the upper body during forward bending. It provides support similar to that experieced by propping the hands on the knees while leaning forward. The unit has an internal, compact, two-stage adjustable spring-loading differential mechanism that allows free opposing leg movements (as
Sta-On-Pads are adjustable foam positioning cushions for the legs, knees, ankles, arms, chest and back. The adjustable fire retardant foam pad with a washable cotton cover is attached to wide strap by a velcro patch. The strap is positioned around needed area and fastened with a Velcro closure. SIZES: One size fits all. DIMENSIONS: Pad-101, large for legs is 12 x 6 x 2 inches. Pad-102, small for arm/ankle is 8 x 4.5 x 2 inches. Pad-104, large for chest/back is 12 x 6 x 2 inches.
The Standard 3-Strap Rehab Wedge is a foam positioning wedge designed for use with individuals with neurological and physical disabilities. The wedge has three straps that are positioned from the top of the wedge to the bottom in equal intervals top ensure proper positioning. Individuals can be positioned either prone or supine. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 16 x 72 x 36 inches.
STEPS Hip Spica is an adjustable and supportive chair for children from the age of 8 months who are in a hip spica cast. The chair has been designed in collaboration with STEPS, a national charity based in the United Kingdom for children with lower limb conditions. OPTIONS: Lambs wool seat cover. DIMENSIONS: Seat height 31.5", Width 16-20", Seat depth 12-16". COLOR: Blue. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: Standard 2 year warranty.
Strato is a classroom chair designed for children and young adults from 2 - 19 years. It is suitable for users who are able to get in and out of their chairs independently, but require minimal to moderate levels of postural support. The contoured seat tilts forward to encourage anterior tilt of the pelvis, providing hip stability as well as trunk and lower limb alignment. The design is based on the concept of ‘straddle’ not ‘saddle’, which aims to enhance function and cognitive development. OPTI
The STRIDER™ 12 No-Pedal Balance Bike is for children approximately 18 months to 5 years of age. The STRIDER 12 No-Pedal Balance Bike helps children learn to balance on a bike at their own pace. Most children "walk" the STRIDER 12 balance bike to start without using the seat. As they feel more comfortable, they sit on the seat and lift their feet. The STRIDER 12 balance bike is designed for children to graduate directly to a pedal bike, eliminating the need for tricycles and training wheels. The
The SuperTrapeze is a support bar designed for use with Healthcraft's SuperPole. The add-on allows a user to pull themselves in an upright position out of bed or off a couch. The two offset ladder rungs help to improve arm strength and increase back comfort. The device can be stowed when not in use.
The Supine Headrests are head supports designed for use in the supine position. Made of clear acrylic, this unit cradles the back of the head and is foam padded for comfort. Model 110 is a fixed-position support and model 112 has four knobs to adjust the height and angle of the headrest.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To make a toy accessible by adding a switch for children with limited fine and gross motor development.
For this Instructable you will need the following:
1. Drill with 1/4 inch or drill bit.
2. Glue Gun.
3 Soldering iron and solder.
3. Wire strippers and two pieces of small gauge wire.
4 Jelly bean Switch or similar to test your work.
5. Small electronics sized Philips screw driver.
6. Giggle pig, cow, dog or the like.
The Swivel Cushion offers the support of a ring cushion with the added feature of a swivel cushion. Its ergonomic design helps to reduce pressure on the spine and tailbone. It is designed for women who are pregnant, new mothers, or anyone recovering from surgery. It can also be used by people with limited mobility while entering and exiting a vehicle.
Teddy Tuckers Infant Seat Liner is a cushion support designed to work in most any type of infant seat. It is also designed to help support and cuddle the baby's total body and to protect it from hot or cold surfaces. This infant product is machine washable and is available in the following type of designer cushions: Teddy bear, panda, duck, lamb or clown. WARRANTY: If merchandise is received in damaged condition, a claim must be reported within five days from date of receipt of shipment.
The Hand Glider Tablet Glove is designed for children and adults who have difficulty holding and manipulating a stylus due to decrease arm strength and dexterity while manipulating a touch tablet such as an iPad. The Hand Glider is designed to promote an ergonomically correct writing posture while writing on a tablet. It is designed to discourage a “hand in the air” posture. The two finger Hand Glider glove protects the forehand, pinky, and ring finger from being detected by your tablet. The H
The Nest is an oversized positioning seat designed for use by children with neurological or severe physical disabilities. This soft seat offers surround-around comfort and security while placing child in correct 90-degree body alignment. The Nest’s center gives way slightly, firming and drawing the sides together for support. Comfortable for one child, it can be used as a place for a child and a therapist to relax and work. This seat is made of rugged nylon. DIMENSIONS: Approximately 78 x 59 inc
Medium firm foam positioning wedges with shelterite covers. Sizes: base 20 by 22 inches or 24 by 24 inches; heights 4 to 0 inches, 6 to 0 inches, 8 to 0 inches, 10 to 0 inches, 12 to 0 inches.
Therapy Balls, models 1311-1315 and 1361-1366, are designed for therapeutic exercise for individuals with a physical disability. They can be used with clients in almost any developmental position for an endless variety of activities for flexion, extension, equilibrium reactions, and postural adjustments. The balls are made of soft heavy-duty molded vinyl and can be soft inflated using the Inflator/Deflator Pump (see separate entry) or firmly inflated to full diameter using the Air Station (see s
The Thirteen Piece Modular Positioning Set, model 13-011, is a set of large foam shapes designed to be used interchangeably and in combination to position children and adults for therapy sessions, play or work activities, in a wheelchair, or for nighttime positioning. The pieces are made of high-density foam cover with waterproof and cleanable vinyl. The set includes cylindrical rolls and 8 rectangles in a variety of sizes. DIMENSIONS: Rolls are 7 x 7 inches, 5 x 20 inches, 8 x 20 inches, 5 x 5
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Prone positioner for infants, intended to hold the child at 30 degrees after feeding to prevent gastroesophageal reflux. Describes construction of a prone positioner using 24 by 36 inches of Orthoplast bent around and fastened at the corners, creating a 30 degree angle (to allow for the child's weight and compression), with the opening filled with dense foam. An 8 by 20 inch piece of Orthoplast is molded into a cone shape and fastened near the bottom e
The Tilt is a foam positioning pillow designed as a sexual aid for individuals with lower back or lower extremity disabilities. The Tilt is supportive for users with moderate hip and back problems.
Toddler Kore Wobble Chair is a seat design to allow movement when children are required to sit. The base of the Toddler Kore Wobble Chair is designed to allow movement in 360 degrees and to remain upright without tipping over. When the user stands up, the chair stays in place. The Toddler Kore Wobble Chair will allow rocking from side to side, front to back or anywhere in between. The constant motion of the chair provides feedback to the brain to help the child understand where their body is in
The Total Knee Leg Elevator is a leg positioner designed to elevate the leg in a flexed position during and after knee replacement surgery. This foam positioner features an elevated leg shelf with raised sides to keep the leg in the appropriate position.
Abilitations Integrations Tote Around Turtle is a weighted lap plush designed to provide input and stability, thus enabling a child to remain attentive and focused. This turtle is best used under the supervision of an occupational therapist or teacher for 20 minutes at a time or as recommended. Using weight to offer proprioceptive feedback is effective for "grounding" children with autism, sensory integration disorders and many other neurological challenges. The product also helps to reduce rock
The Tractor Crawler, model T3053, and the Trapezoid, model T3085, are large foam shapes designed for use with individuals with neurological or motor disabilities. Made of thick, dense urethane foam packed inside vinyl-reinforced nylon, the continuaos tractor moves with the individual crawling inside. The trapezoidal polyurethane foam block is also covered in vinyl-reinforced nylon and may be used as an obstacle to create greater challenge with the Tractor Ctawler. DIMENSIONS: The Crawler is 18 i
The Tucker Sling is an infant positioning system for babies who need to be elevated while they sleep. The top of the sling fits snugly over one end of the crib like a fitted sheet or pillow case. The bottom portion of the sling fits the baby much like a safety harness or parachute rigging that goes between the baby's legs and wraps securely around the torso. The baby can be placed on his/her back, side or stomach (in supine, lateral, or prone position). Raising one end of the mattress to approxi
Tuli's Heavy Duty Heel Cups are heel supports for those who suffer from heel and foot pain related to plantar faciitis, heel spurs, bursitis and extended standing. The thick heel design provides extra protection against shock and stimulates the fat pad on the bottom of the heel--a natural barrier to shock. Works most effectively when worn with athletic shoes.
The Tumble Forms 2 Tadpole Pediatric Positioner, Model 4772T, is designed specifically for early intervention programs serving infants from birth to three years of age with cerebral palsy, motor delays, or other motor dysfunctions. The Tadpole allows the therapist to position the child/infant in prone, seated, postural drainage, and side-lying positions. The unit includes the base, one half roll with lateral supports, a half roll, a positioning strap, and a tray with mirror. It also comes comple
The Tumble Forms 2 Universal Grasshopper System, model 4775, is a body positioner system designed for use with children and adults with physical disabilities. The Grasshopper consists of 17 different shapes and forms for adaptive support. Among the positions that can be incorporated into the therapeutic program using this system are side-lying, prone, supine, long-leg sitting, and log-roll sitting. By attaching the Tumble Forms log to the base, the Grasshopper becomes an active therapeutic treat
The Tumble Forms 2 Universal Side Lyer, model 2798, is designed to position children with neurological disabilities. The size accommodates children from preschool-age through adolescence. The base is angled so that gravity helps position the child. The child may lie on the left or right side. Two soft, foam padded belts with Velcro closures holds the child firmly yet gently in place. The Tumble Forms seamless covering is urine proof, washable, and non-toxic. OPTIONS: Two block modules may be pur
The Tumble Forms Wedges and Tumble Forms Deluxe Strap Wedges are large foam shapes and positioning wedges designed for use with children and adults with physical disabilities, during gross motor activities such as rolling, tumbling, walking up or down hill, or for creating a comfortable environment for reading. The Deluxe Strap Wedges have a 4-inch wide Velcro strap to provide gentle support when positioning the user. DIMENSIONS: The Deluxe Strap Wedges, models 2779A and 2779B have a 20 x 22 in
The Tumble Forms Biform Wedge is a dual-height positioning wedge designed to allow positioning a child at either a higher or lower elevation. Elevation can be changed by simply turning the wedge over. The wedges may be nested together and secured with Velcro straps to expand positioning options. They feature lateral supports and a special contour shape to provide extra support to the user. These wedges are constructed of high density foam with a flexible coating that is washable, seamless, imper
The Universal Sidelyer is a side lying positioner designed for use by children with neurological and physical disabilities. It is designed to enable preschoolers and adolescents to lie on their left or right side in a secure and comfortable position. The unit includes a full seamless backrest panel attached to a plywood base. Features include two separate block modules that serve as a headrest and leg abductor. The soft upholstery is urine proof, easy to clean, and latex free. DIMEMSIONS (HxLxW)
Hand grip guards against injury to palm of hands. Fastens easily to hands with elastic straps. Soft 3/4 inch pile is absorbent, nonflamable, non allergic, nontoxic, machine washable and dryable.
The Upper Limb Positioner is an arm positioner designed to support the upper arm. The foam positioner features a sloped groove for stability and comfort.
Valu-Form Rolls and Valu-Form Wedges model 2699A/B/C and 2700A/B/C, are positioning wedges and rolls designed for use in positioning children and adults with physical disabilities or for use during therapeutic activities. The Rolls are designed for rolling or rocking movements, positioning, and coordination training. They feature a solid core to prevent bottoming out. The Wedges have a versatile shape for such gross motor activities as walking uphill or downhill, tumbling, or rolling. They may a
Varyflex is a pediatric stander designed for children with limited mobility due to cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and neurological disorders. It comes with a chest and hip straps for positing. The Varyflex standing frame is positioned on moveable platform with wheels.
Vector Gait & Safety System is designed for individuals recovering from stroke, amputations, orthopedic injuries and spinal cord injuries. Patient falls are the number one risk during the rehabilitation process and contribute to a loss of confidence, anxiety, activity restriction and injury. The Vector Gait and Safety System® helps to promote patient mobility and independence while reducing the risk of injury to both patients and therapists. Leveraging dynamic body weight support (DBWS),
The Versa Form Plus Positioning Pillows are body positioning pillows designed for use by individuals with spinal, lower extremity, and other physical disabilities. These pillows are designed to provide firm, effective positioning and support. They are filled with tiny styrene beads and molds to the body, creating firm support when air is extracted using the vacuum pump (pump not included). When the valve is released to allow air into the pillow, the pillow can be reshaped. The pillow shells are
The Vibroacoustic Relaxer is a vibrotactile amplification system designed for use with children or adults with cognitive, neurological, physical, or emotional disabilities for proprioceptive input. Used for positioning, calming, or stimulating, this cushion can be used for a calming effect. The amount of vibration is completely adjustable with the choice of music and the base selection.
The Vibroacoustic Wedge is a vibrotactile amplification system designed for use with children or adults with cognitive, neurological, physical, or emotional disabilities. Used for positioning, calming, or stimulating, this wedge can be used on any surface. A built-in patented vibroacoustic speaker system provides tactile stimulation, enabling users to feel music as well as hear it for a full-body experience of sound and vibration. This device connects to most stereo systems with 10 to 100 watts
The Vose is a pediatric stander designed for taller children with limited mobility due to cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and neurological disorders. It comes with a double chest and hip straps for positing. The Vose standing frame is positioned on moveable platform with castors.
The Wedge is a body positioner designed to support the body for various activities in prone, supine or sitting positions, and can also be used for elevating the lower extremities in cases of edema. It is made of high-density foam with a washable, waterproof vinyl cover. DIMENSIONS: A variety of models are available with heights between 4 and 12 inches, lengths of 22 to 40 inches, and widths of 20 to 24 inches.
The Wedge is a positioning wedge designed for use in positioning and turning. DIMENSIONS: 18 x 8 x 8 or 16 x 17 x 9.
The Wedge No Flux Inflatable Bed Wedge is a positioning wedge designed for use by individuals with eating or swallowing disabilities including hiatal hernia, acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD. Intended for use in the prone position, this portable positioning wedge elevates the user's upper body to a height of up to 6 inches when inflated. The positioning wedge features a travel/carrying case, a hand pump, and a removeable, washable cotton cover. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 6 x 36 x 24 inches when inflated
Weighted Gel Lap Pads provide the deep pressure points students require in order to feel grounded, enabling them to sit better for longer periods and pay closer attention for improved learning. Vinyl-covered pads clean easily with spray-and-wipe cleansers and disinfectants.
This wellness mat is designed for individuals who have difficulty standing for some period of time. These wellness mats support the body, cushion feet, and reduce muscle fatigue and because of its beveled or slanted edges it does not curl and prevents slipping. It resists bacteria, stains, abrasion, and heat up to 400 degrees. Non-slip bottom. Easy to clean. Made of latex free non-slip polyurethane.
Wentworth is a vertical stander designed for users from 18 months to early teens who require low to moderate levels of support while weight bearing. The Wentworth’s design allows it to be used as a hip stander suitable for targeting therapy for the development of specific areas such as trunk and shoulder girdle stability and head control. SIZES: 1 and 2. DIMENSIONS: Size 1: Thoracic support [top] to foot plate height 27.5-39.5", Pelvic Support [top] to foot plate height 15.75-31.5", Knee suppor
With the Modern Ball Chair, children can exercise and focus while doing homework, reading or playing. The chair promotes the development of proper posture and increases a sense of balance while also providing sensory input to those who need it. It has a round and soft exterior and the back rest provides comfort, and helps promote blood flow to the legs. Locking casters come standard on the wheels so they are safe and can stay in one place. This chair has been an effective calming seat for childr
Wheelchair Belt Buckle Covers is designed to prevent children and adults with cognitive disabilities who use wheelchairs from unlocking a wheelchair seat belt. Wheelchair Belt Buckle Covers offer a range of added security for patients who wear a push-button style of positioning belt by limiting the access to the button. Standard access buckles that are not limited are also offered as replacements for those that already come with the belt.
The Wheelchair Leg Strap is designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. Intended to keep user's legs from coming in contact with the chair's front casters, the strap is made of soft hook-and-loop material. The wide strap wraps around the leg rest in an upright position and can be trimmed to fit. DIMENSIONS: The strap fits 16 wheelchairs that are 18, and 20, and 20 inches wide and 9 inches high.
The Whirl is a prone stander designed to provide symmetry and enable children from 1 year to young adult to gradually develop and maintain their ability to weight bear through their legs and feet while standing. The Whirl is a modular design that enables the changing of any of the chest, pelvic, knee or footrest components without changing the main frame. The Whirl comes complete with anterior and pelvic supports, knee cups, cocoon sandals, activity tray, bowl and cover as standard. POWER: Avail
The Wide 3-Strap Rehab Wedge is a positioning wedge with straps designed for use with individuals with physical and neurological disabilities. This wedge is equipped with three straps positioned from the top of the wedge to the bottom in equal intervals. Individuals can be positioned either prone or supine. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 16 x 72 x 48.
The WonderGel Sof-Pillow, model WG-SP, is a cervical or positioning pillow designed for use by individuals who need positioning or neck support. The pillow has a flat bottom and rounded top. Its shape provides lumbar, leg, and neck support, and its plush, washable cover stays cool on skin. The unit is made of WonderGel, which consists of hollow columns of a gel called Gelastic, a solid rubber-like material. The columns form a pattern similar to a honeycomb, which redistributes and equalizes pres
The Worm is a positional device designed for use with children from 1 to 6 years of age with upper and lower extremity motor control as a result of neurological impairments, cerebral palsy and developmental delays. The unique shape of this balance roll allows more movement possibilities and can encourage imaginative play.
The Yogibo ZippaRoll is filled with uniformly sized polystyrene beads that work hand-in-hand with the special lycra-cotton blend cover. This combination of bead and fabric allows the Yogibo ZippaRoll to conform to the contours of a user's body. The Yogibo ZippaRoll also unzips to a flat pillow in seconds. In this form, the ZippaRoll can also be used as a cushion, back support or pillow. It can also be used as a positioning support between your knees or to use as a cushioned head rest. DIMENSIONS