Theraposture and its power-adjustable Mascot care cot have received positive feedback from families and disabled children visiting Kidz-to- Adultz-Middle (16th March 2017, Ricoh Arena, Coventry).
Steve, Theraposture Trusted Assessor (centre left) and Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director (centre right) with a family who were keen to share their positive Mascot experiences at Kidz-to- Adultz-Middle.
Showcasing a selection of paediatric products
Theraposture showcased a selection of paediatric products from its quality adjustable bed range including a high sided Hannah cot, Theracare Low adjustable bed and future proof Mascot cot. The electrically powered Mascot is the only variable height cot that provides complete flexibility as it can be adapted to suit changing needs. When a child grows and develops the Mascot can be reconfigured with different access options, door heights and design features – a cot for life that negates the need to purchase a new bed in the future.
This cost effective, future proof cot is the assured solution that provides a visually open space that is safe for children with challenging behaviour or specialist support needs. It can be specified with Theraposture’s precision-fitted padding and a choice of door inserts ranging from coloured rails to Perspex – all helping to provide a safe space that is not enclosed. The Mascot continues to make a huge difference to the well- being of disabled children whilst delivering peace of mind to parents – once again reiterated by families visiting Kidz-to- Adultz-Middle. Read more >>> http://www.theraposture.co.uk/news/therapostures-mascot-cot-proven-to-be-the-preferred-choice-for-parents-and-disabled-children-at-kidz-to-adultz-middle
Abacus is a long standing supporter of the Kidz events organized by Disabled Living and has recently demonstrated its popular Gemini and Scorpio accessible baths at the Coventry exhibition. With its variable height ‘double lift’ functionality and integrated changing, drying and bathing platform, the Gemini is a proven choice for safer and more comfortable bathing of disabled children. It eliminates the need to manually lift children in and out of the bath so excessive back strain can be avoided whilst reducing transfers so bathers remain relaxed and enjoy bath-time. This bath, as with all models in the Abacus range, is backed up by a comprehensive and caring service that deliver complete support from assessment through to fitting and after sales support. This friendly approach to solving specialist bathing needs has now been highlighted further by the chance to win a Trevor the Turtle at Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle.
Read more: http://www.abacushealthcare.co.uk/events/trevor-turtle-prize-draw-hugely-popular/
TGA, the trusted UK specialist in mobility scooters, will be introducing its new compact Zest and Zest Plus car boot mobility scooters as part of its largest product launch ever at Naidex (Stand A59 and Test Track, 28-30 March 2017).
Since 1985 TGA has listened to the needs of end users so that its scooters continue to resolve current and future mobility challenges. Most recently this up-to-date understanding has led to the introduction of the Zest and Zest Plus which have been developed in close cooperation with TGA’s manufacturers. The Zest and Zest Plus are brand new scooters from TGA that dismantle into five lightweight parts for storage in a car boot.
Rare in the compact scooter class, the Zest and larger version, the Zest Plus, both include active suspension for a smoother and more stable ride. Each scooter provides a driving experience that is more akin to that of a larger scooter, whilst offering advanced transportability through easily manageable components. All the mechanisms are engineered with precision and the finish quality is superb – high grade materials for durability and sustained comfort. Both Zest models are built with all the reliability and quality expected from TGA so owners have confidence and safety around town and when tackling more challenging terrain.
Available with two battery options for either an 8 or 14-mile range, the Zest is ideal for people looking for local independence and freedom further afield. In addition to suitability for car transportation, the Zest is ideal for travel on public transport, boats and planes. Its turning circle, which is one of the tightest on the market, along with its 55cm slim-line chassis and lightweight design, mean it qualifies for transportation on buses that operate the growing number of disabled passenger passport schemes. The compact version has an impressive user weight capacity of 133kg (21 stone) and better postural support is provided by a highly comfortable seat. The floor well is spacious so owners with longer legs can stretch out and position their knees in a relaxed manner – essential for people living with Arthritis, MS or Stroke. The tiller is ergonomically considered so people with limited hand dexterity can operate the Zest with ease and hence maintain more control. Read more…..
The latest evolution in pioneering folding mobility scooters from TGA, the new faster 6mph Maximo Plus, will be launched alongside four other new TGA products at Naidex 2017 (Stand A59 and Test Track, 28-30 March 2017).
The 4mph Maximo was launched to great acclaim at Naidex 2015 where it provided the first ever mid-sized scooter that combined a more spacious and enhanced driving experience with remarkable levels of transportability and manoeuvrability. Incorporating the same considered engineering and design of its smaller sister model, the Minimo, the Maximo can be folded in seconds with one hand and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage. Despite its larger size the Maximo is still lightweight and compact enough when folded for hassle-free transportation in the boot of a typical estate car or 4×4. When in use it delivers a smoother ride with greater stability through larger wheels, pneumatic tyres, advanced suspension and a wider chassis – ideal for owners with back issues or postural difficulties. The new Maximo Plus offers all the features of the popular Maximo along with Class 3 status ie. it is compliant for road use with a higher top speed of 6mph, powerful headlights, indicators and a horn.
The 6mph Maximo Plus gives owners enhanced performance and a higher speed for reduced journey times. Personalised comfort is assured through a design that can be adjusted to suit a range of rider heights and weights. The fully adjustable and ergonomic control tiller and armrests, along with the supportive orthopaedic seat, ensure every driver can position their neck, shoulders and arms in a totally relaxed manner. This helps to improve posture and steering control when travelling and maximises safety and enjoyment. Access on and off the Maximo Plus is straightforward as the armrests can be re-positioned for strain-free sideways transfers. This scooter has an impressive user weight capacity of up to 21 stone (133kg), a 12.5-mile (20km) range and an ultra-lightweight, fast-charging lithium battery only weighing 7lbs (3.3kg). Its integrated LED lights ensure independence at night is safer through clearer vision for owners when driving and greater visibility to other road users.
TGA, the UK’s leading specialist in mobility scooters, will be unveiling its streamlined IBex mobility scooter at Naidex alongside four other new products (Stand A59 and Test Track, 28-30 March 2017).
The new TGA IBex is a sleek 8mph scooter with advanced styling, suspension and technology. It encompasses all the trusted quality and reliability of the TGA range with the addition of innovative new features for enhanced comfort, safety and stability. The strong and agile IBex will be unveiled for the first time at Naidex alongside the new TGA Maximo Plus, Minimo Plus 4, Zest and Zest Plus mobility scooters. This multiple product launch is the largest ever by TGA and will ensure a wider range of individuals living with restricted mobility can enjoy independence with peace of mind. With its fully adjustable and reclining orthopaedic seat, the highly versatile IBex is a large scooter that delivers a superior driving experience in urban and rural areas.
For over 30 years TGA has worked closely with its manufacturers to ensure its products remain at the forefront of assistive technology. The new IBex continues with this tradition as it encompasses new features such as a streamlined tiller and control panel. The controls have been designed to be intuitive with soft touch buttons that require minimal pressure – assisting owners with reduced dexterity, Arthritis and Stroke. The layout is simple and quick to understand so steering and control is improved. The battery gauge is sharp and clear with greater precision so owners can more accurately assess their remaining range.
The LED lights on the IBex mean owners have clearer vision when driving in limited light and are more visible to other road users. These safety levels are enhanced by new day running lights positioned on the side of the chassis so the IBex can be seen from all directions. These smart lights use minimal energy so can be used during the day for added reassurance and without draining the battery. From a lifestyle point of view, the IBex includes a handy USB socket and pocket so electrical devices can be charged whilst driving such as mobile phones or satellite navigation devices. Read more….
Barney Clark is able to sleep safely and enjoy a greater sense of security thanks to a trusted and proven height adjustable Mascot Mk2 Care Cot from Theraposture.
With three young siblings Barney is a remarkable boy who survived a brain tumour and a 10% chance of survival at one-yearold. Following surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy Barney continues to enhance his abilities however he lives with several disabilities associated with co-ordination and balance. To remain safe and comfortable when at rest it is essential that he has an appropriate care cot that protects him as Barney has no safety awareness. He can achieve a sit-to-stand with assistance however Barney cannot maintain a standing position unaided.
During the night Barney needs to be connected to his ventilator via his tracheostomy and hence must sleep with his head in an elevated position. Before owning a power adjustable Mascot, Barney and his family were trying to manage these challenges using an outdated white metal high-sided cot kindly loaned by the Royal Cornwall Hospital. This bed quickly became impractical as Barney grew larger which resulted in his Mum, Amy, rapidly seeking a better solution.
Amy is a qualified hospital Doctor training for General Practice and initially discussed Barney’s needs with her assigned community nursing team and Occupational Therapist. Read the full case study here
THERAPOSTURE will be demonstrating why the popular Mascot Mk2 is the proven safe sleeping solution for assured parental peace of mind.
Thursday 16th March 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE. Stand C4.
Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle is organised by Disabled Living and provides a friendly and free opportunity for parents, therapists and carers to test and compare the latest products and services for disabled children and young adults. As a long standing specialist exhibitor, Theraposture will be demonstrating its variable height adjustable Mascot at Kidz Middle alongside a high sided Hannah cot and a Theracare low adjustable bed with new transparent safety sides.
Theraposture Trusted Assessors with the Mascot Care Cot
Since 1981 we have been a leading choice for Occupational Therapists and parents seeking quality power-adjustable cots and beds that are tailor made for individual requirements. Theraposture’s Mascot is a fully modular cot that provides the greatest value on the market as it can be adapted to suit changing needs.
Negating the need to purchase a new cot in the future, the Mascot is the only design available that can offer a safe and comfortable future-proof environment for developing disabled children. Features such as interchangeable 4 or 8-door access, variable height doors and internal divider ensure the cot is always space-appropriate for young users. The range of door inserts such as safe soft Perspex and colourful rails provide a welcoming and reassuring cot that is not visually enclosed – ensuring clear engagement with carers and parents. Read more…