Category: rolls

Spool Roll.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Provides prone positioning to prevent hyperextension and internal rotation of the upper extremities of child in prone position. Using a spool that comes with rolls of chain or rope, cut a bottom edge from each disk on the ends of the spool so the spool will no longer roll. Place the flat edges on the floor and pad the center of the roll with a towel and place child prone over the center roll with the extremities forward. a small pillow may be placed under the chest for further support. Roll can be turned over and used as a rocking prone support to facilitate head extension, weight bearing on the upper extremities, protective extension forward and weight bearing or rocking in four-point kneeling. Includes pictures. SKILLS REQUIRED: Simple woodworking. AUTHOR: Gajdosik, C; Gajdosik, R. TITLE: Spool Roll for Positioning the Child Prone. REF: Journal: Physical Therapy: Vol 61 No 9 September: P 1288- 1289. 1981.


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