|A disabled music student struggled to move her double bass to her classes. A collapsible trolley was made from re-cycled aluminium crutches. The neck of the double bass acts as the handle of the trolley when in use.
Berks Panel Job BK 2005/18.
|The client was concerned that drips from the catheter bag hung on the side of his bed would stain the carpet.
A small plastic tray was purchased and clipped to the bag support stand with fold-back clips.
Berks Panel Job BK 2011/17.
This elderly client required a spacer to fill a gap in her mattress. She had been supplied with a pressure-reducing mattress topper, which (strangely) was 6″ too long for a standard double-bed.
Normally, this would not cause too much of a problem, but the client had balance problems and she perched on the end of the bed to get dressed. On several occasions, she had fallen off the end of the bed, because the topper was made from very floppy foam which hung over the edge of the bed and gave her no support. We were not permitted to cut the mattress topper as it had been provided by the Council services.
The solution to her problem was to pull the ‘normal’ mattress 6″ down the bed which gave plenty of support to the topper at foot of the bed. This left a gap at the head end, into which the pillows sank. An infill was needed.
Solid polystyrene was considered, but rejected due to concerns over fire risk. A simple, lightweight, plywood box was constructed.
The infill cured the problem.
(East Suffolk, SF2432, July 2014)
The Leg Exerciser folds flat for storage or transport.
To use, raise the frame to the vertical position and secure with the bolts and wingnuts. The bar adjusts from 22cm to 50cm in height. Adjust to a comfortable level below knee height and secure with the four bolts and wingnuts.
Place the Exerciser on a non slip surface and wear non slip footware. Stand as shown and with the bar supporting the lower leg, move your weight forward to exercise the upper leg muscles then return to a normal stance, repeat as directed. Use an adjacent support such as a table or worktop to aid balance.
(East Suffolk, SF2367, June 2012)