Dec 192017
BK2017/75 – Trombone playing support

Padded dish … … mounted on client’s stand. A trombone player requires a support to take the weight of his instrument to allow him to continue playing after a stroke. A simple padded dish (a repurposed dog feeding bowl) was fitted to the client’s trombone stand with a length of threaded rod (to give height […]

 December 19, 2017  Posted by at 08:27 Leisure Activities Comments Off on BK2017/75 – Trombone playing support
Dec 132017
BK2017/59 - Wheelchair support handles

Wheelchair with foot rests raised … … and foot rests down in normal use. The client was struggling to carry out standing transfers from wheelchair to toilet, particularly when out and about. “Ladder bars” handles were bolted onto the underside of the wheelchair’s existing footrests, and a new plate fitted to allow the footrests to […]

 December 13, 2017  Posted by at 08:49 Children's Equipment - Mobility and Support Comments Off on BK2017/59 – Wheelchair support handles
Dec 072017
Recliner / Riser chair controls

This client has difficulty pressing the small buttons on a recliner chair control box, and too easily knocks it off the chair arm (where it has been placed by a carer) when trying to use it when the carer is not immediately available. The client has sometimes tried to stand up in the chair whilst […]

 December 7, 2017  Posted by at 10:35 Chairs and Chair Accessories Comments Off on Recliner / Riser chair controls
Dec 062017
BK2017/68 – Raise sofa

Feet fixed to underside of sofa Detail of clamps used to fix feet to frame Completed raised sofa with valance The client required his reclining sofa raising by 3” without interfering with the mechanism. Some loose wooden blocks had been provided, but they were unstable. Four wooden feet were made which clamped to the base […]

 December 6, 2017  Posted by at 14:56 Chairs and Chair Accessories Comments Off on BK2017/68 – Raise sofa
Nov 302017
BK2017/66 – Headrest for dining chair

 Head rest fitted to dining chair, wheelchair behindBrackets with paper template Brackets fitted to chair back The client uses a wheelchair with a headrest to support her head, but wishes to use a standard dining chair while eating. A headrest is required to prevent potential choking. The solution agreed was to add a bracket to […]

 November 30, 2017  Posted by at 14:58 Eating and Drinking Comments Off on BK2017/66 – Headrest for dining chair
Nov 172017
BS 15/16-39 Holder for Electronic Magnifier

BS 15/16-39 Holder for Electronic Magnifier The client has very poor sight and uses an electronic magnifier to aid her reading. The unit is similar to a digital camera and has buttons to control on/off, magnification, colour etc. As she also has a problem with pain in her fingers she found that holding and operating […]

Nov 152017
BK2017/69 – Mount for night call button

The client needs easy access to a call button to call for assistance at night when in bed. The client’s wireless button had been mounted on a bed clip board (as used in hospitals to identify the client and assigned hospital staff) and a firmer method of mounting on the bed side rails was required. […]

 November 15, 2017  Posted by at 15:45 Beds and Bed Accessories Comments Off on BK2017/69 – Mount for night call button
Nov 132017
BK2017/63 – Threshold ramp

The problem  The ramps in position The ramps Commercial ramps are not adjustable to suit the front door threshold. They cannot deal with the height difference inside (100mm) and out (175mm) and allow the door to be closed with the ramps in position. Two new wooden ramps, one for outside and one for inside, made […]

 November 13, 2017  Posted by at 17:14 Manual Wheelchairs Comments Off on BK2017/63 – Threshold ramp
Nov 092017
BK2017/60 – Special wheelchair ramp

Current situation Two-piece light weight ramp installed The ramp The client’s carer is unable to move the client on his wheelchair from his bathroom down two steps into his bedroom. The ramp supplied is too steep for his carer to push the wheelchair up and a longer one will be too heavy to be moved […]

 November 9, 2017  Posted by at 09:45 Manual Wheelchairs Comments Off on BK2017/60 – Special wheelchair ramp
Nov 022017
BK2017/36 - Shaped back support

Back pack and half inflated cushion  Back pack and shaped foam Back pack with hook in position Back pack in use The client has a protruding shoulder blade as a result of scoliosis which makes it very uncomfortable to sit in most chairs and required a solution that is discrete. He was supplied with two […]

 November 2, 2017  Posted by at 09:50 Equipment for Positioning, Standing and Walking Comments Off on BK2017/36 – Shaped back support