New Care Cot Funding Guide for Parents and OTs

Theraposture experienced high levels of interest at the Kidz-to-Adultz-South exhibition in Reading, by offering our new bed funding guide and demonstrating how the latest future-proof Mascot cot can be a wise and considered choice.

Stand 313 received a healthy number of visitors throughout the event including therapists, families and other professionals all keen to learn more about Theraposture’s products, services and educational material.

​The new funding guide entitled ‘Funding routes and your rights to the correct solution for your child’ was available from Theraposture for the first time at Kidz and highlighted methods to achieve funding for specialist and adjustable beds. It included information on product provision through social services / NHS, charity grants and loans and private funding along with vital considerations that can assist with selecting appropriate equipment. It specifically highlighted the equipment loan scheme from Newlife and key features of the Care Act that stipulate the rights of every child in terms of assessment and equipment provision. Read more…..

Age UK Teams Up With Theraposture To Offer A New Adjustable Beds Range

Age UK Teams Up With Theraposture To Offer A New Adjustable Beds RangeAge UK Trading has teamed up with Theraposture, a long established adjustable bed specialist, to offer a new range of electrically adjustable beds for older people. Age UK Adjustable Beds are designed so that older individuals and couples can sleep comfortably and feel refreshed, the beds have been developed by Theraposture in association with a qualified Occupational Therapist to offer the highest levels of support and reliability.

The new collection of Age UK Adjustable Beds includes ready-to-choose and tailor-made adjustable beds, which can be created online using an easy-to-use “Bed Builder” virtual tool. Found at www.ageukbeds.co.uk, the “Bed Builder” helps users create a unique bed from an extra range of options including function, style, size and finish.

Helena King, Head of Affinity & Product Development at Age UK, comments: “Age UK Trading specialise in the evolving needs of older people and work with quality partners to offer a range of products specially designed for those in later life. We understand that in order to be happy at home it’s important to be relaxed and comfortable, and are delighted to be working with Theraposture to offer a new range of adjustable beds.”

David Holtum, Theraposture Managing Director concludes: “As a long established business, which has been family run since 1981, Theraposture has a history of working with Healthcare Professionals and Occupational Therapists. We are extremely proud to partner with Age UK and believe that the combination of leading charity and product supplier will hugely benefit those searching for the perfect nights’ sleep.”

Age UK Trading works with a number of specially selected product partners that are leaders in their field and that share the Charity’s brand values, to offer a range of products to help older people live independently for longer. The beds range from Age UK Trading and Theraposture has been created to offer people in later life quality adjustable beds, which deliver the perfect balance of support and comfort to enable a great night’s sleep.

Customers can expect fully adjustable beds, reducing pressure on the hips, back and joints to achieve the preferred sleeping position. The height can also be adjusted making getting in and out easier and reducing the risk of back strain for supporting relatives or carers. Each design is available in a variety of widths for both one person and for a couple to share which can be personalised with a range of options including headboards, fabrics and controllers.

As part of the partnership Theraposture will raise a minimum of £85,000 through the promotion and sale of adjustable beds for Age UK Trading.

Theraposture to partner with Symmetrikit at Kidz North to demonstrate leading paediatrics sleeping solutions

Theraposture, the UK leading specialist in care cots and adjustable beds for children, will be showcasing a selection of assistive sleeping solutions with the postural specialist Symmetrikit, at Kidz North.

Stands B10 and B12 – 20th November, EventCity, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 8AS.

All Theraposture stands at the 2014 Kidz events have experienced high levels of visitors.

All Theraposture stands at the 2014 Kidz events have experienced high levels of visitors.

Theraposture has been the UK’s leading supplier of bespoke, hand-built adjustable beds and care cots since 1981. Its care cots and power-adjusted Theracare beds both enhance comfort, safety and well-being for young disabled individuals and greatly assist those offering care. All Theraposture products are individually assessed and are backed up by our 14-day suitability guarantee and a fully inclusive warranty giving complete peace of mind.

Theraposture will be working with Symmetrikit Postural Care at Kidz North so that visitors can see adjustable care cots and beds combined with individualised postural support systems. On stand B10, Theraposture will be demonstrating the fully modular Mascot Mark 2 paediatric cot and Safe-T Bed, the latter showcased with a Symmetrikit sleep system. A 135cm high padded Hannah cot will also be available on stand B10. Symmetrikit’s stand, B12, will display a popular Theracare Low adjustable bed from Theraposture with clear safety sides, combined once more with a Symmetrikit sleep system.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director commented: “All the Kidz events this year have successful for both Theraposture and Symmetrikit and we hope to repeat this achievement at Kidz North. Exhibiting with Symmetrikit provides a unique opportunity for families with disabled children to see how our products provide a total sleeping solution. Our designs ensure safety and reassurance for users is maximised and parents and carers are protected from back or muscle strain through electrically powered height adjustment. The popular features of our cots and beds are further enhanced by Symmetrikit sleep systems that ensure correct posture is maintained by children whilst asleep – essential for them as they develop and grow.”

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THERAPOSTURE TO PARTNER WITH NEWLIFE CHARITY AND OFFER IPAD AIR FREE PRIZE DRAW AT OT SHOW 2014

Sharing a stand at the OT Show with Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Theraposture will be showcasing its pioneering assistive beds and care cots whilst offering a unique competition to Occupational Therapists.

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Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director (left) and Peter Wicks, Theraposture Assessor, will be offering essential information to OTs at Occupational Therapy 2014.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director (left) and Peter Wicks, Theraposture Assessor, will be offering essential information to OTs at Occupational Therapy 2014.

In addition to meeting senior representatives from Theraposture and Newlife, all OTs who visit stand E40 can be entered into a free prize draw to win the latest iPad Air tablet from Apple. This high value prize will be available to all visitors alongside free information regarding the Theraposture range of pioneering products. These details are essential for OTs when compiling client assessments and reports for case managers. Highly experienced Theraposture Assessors will be on hand throughout the exhibition to explain how their products deliver trusted independence in the community, while Newlife representatives will be able to explain to families the wide range of services they offer to help disabled, life-limited and terminally ill children.

Theraposture is a family run business established in 1981, which is the preferred choice of many OTs recommending power-adjustable beds, chairs and care cots to clients requiring mobility assistance at home. This Wiltshire-based specialist supports the whole UK with trusted solutions and ethic assessment procedures that ensure vulnerable individuals can remain independent and avoid expensive care costs. It is a long standing supplier to Newlife Foundation which is a charity dedicated to providing essential, supportive equipment to children with disabilities and life-limiting conditions. Theraposture works closely with the charity to ensure positive outcomes for disabled children and their families.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director explained: “We are delighted to be offering OTs a unique package of benefits at the OT Show this year. We understand accurate, proven product information is essential for OTs when making informed recommendations regarding assistive furniture. Hence the details we will be handing out, will ensure their clients are prescribed the ideal solution for greater dignity, safety and care. We will also be demonstrating why our Mascot Mk2 cot and Rotoflex bed are such popular choices with so many OTs nationwide. The 2013 OT Show was a significant success for us and we anticipate and even busy show this year. I would encourage all OTs who prescribe assistive beds, chairs and cots, to visit stand E40 and enter the free prize draw to win the latest iPad Air.”

In terms of product, the Theraposture showcase this year will include the revolutionary Mascot Mk2 care cot and a highly respected double combination Rotoflex bed in oak.

The latest Mascot is the first fully modular cot design in the UK and provides complete flexibility to meet the changing needs of a disabled child. It is a ‘future-proof, whole life’ solution that eliminates the need to purchase and specify new cots if care requirements develop in the future – the most cost effective concept ever.

Theraposture’s Rotoflex bed truly delivers independence, as it is a real alternative to hoisting and carer assistance.  In this situation the bed can pay for itself many times over as the cost of care at home or in a residential setting is so high. The Rotoflex can be electrically operated to rotate and move the user from a recumbent position to a seated position, ready for a standing transfer. It can be specified as a single bed or part of a double combination so partners with varying mobility difficulties can still sleep together. In addition to its smooth and controlled rotational movement, the Rotoflex provides powered profiling and variable height function and can be fitted to either side of a double bed.

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THERAPOSTURE ADJUSTABLE CARE COTS AND BEDS PROVE HIGHLY POPULAR AT KIDZ SCOTLAND

Theraposture, the UK leading specialist in power-adjustable care cots and beds, has received high numbers of visitors to its stand at Kidz Scotland held at the Royal Highland Exhibition Centre, Edinburgh.

Theraposture’s Assessor for Scotland and Northern England, Jean-Luc Durand, explains the unique benefits of Theraposture cots and beds to Occupational Therapists at Kidz Scotland.

Theraposture’s Assessor for Scotland and Northern England, Jean-Luc Durand, explains the unique benefits of Theraposture cots and beds to Occupational Therapists at Kidz Scotland.

The Assessors on the stand were busy throughout the event demonstrating the benefits of choosing Theraposture sleeping solutions to therapists and parents of disabled children. The three products on display all equally raised significant interest, which included the fully modular Mascot Mark 2 cot, niche Safe-T Bed and padded Hannah cot. The Safe-T bed was combined with a Symmetrikit sleep system to demonstrate how together, improved postural positioning can be achieved at night. Symmetrikit also exhibited a Theracare Low adjustable bed on its stand which was equally as popular.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director commented: “Kidz Scotland has been an excellent event for us. It has continued the success we achieved at Kidz South with visitors keen to understand more about the unique differences our cots and beds deliver. The overall atmosphere of the show was positive and refreshing as we engaged with so many new faces who were attending a Kidz exhibition for the first time.”

Liam continued: “A major topic of conversation for us was the cost effective benefits of the Mascot cot. As it is the first, fully modular design available in the UK, it can be easily adapted if user needs change. This eliminates the need to purchase new cots in the future and hence provides significant cost savings. We also spent considerable time explaining our trusted assessment procedures and seven-day suitability guarantee. Kidz Scotland appeared to be well attended and we intend to exhibit again next year. We look forward to welcoming an equally high number of families and healthcare professionals to our next product showcase at Kidz-up-North in November.”

Theraposture will be on stand B10 at Kidz-up-North, 20th November, Event City, Manchester.

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THERAPOSTURE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE PLATFORM FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT – WWW.THERAPOSTURE.CO.UK

Theraposture Limited, the leader in assistive furniture, has launched a new website to provide more professional and consumer information and to form the basis for future developments.

The new Theraposture website has been launched to ensure maximum accessibility and ease-of-use for visitors, both professional and domestic.

The new Theraposture website has been launched to ensure maximum accessibility and ease-of-use for visitors, both professional and domestic.

Theraposture is a family-run, specialist business based in Wiltshire since 1981 that provides bespoke, hand-built adjustable beds, chairs and care cots across the UK.  Many healthcare professionals and individuals or families affected by disability, regard Theraposture as first choice for delivering independence at home with peace of mind. To clearly communicate its extensive product range and unsurpassed levels of customer care, Theraposture has launched a new website which incorporates a larger amount of essential information for healthcare professionals, families and end users. This new HTML5 platform has been specifically designed to assist visitors with accessibility through an easy-to-navigate format, mobility-friendly architecture and functions for visually impaired people. From a technical point of view, the site is now more SEO efficient, incorporates an enhanced content management system and inherent flexibility to extend online services in the future.

David Holtum, Theraposture Managing Director, commented: “We are proud to launch the new Theraposture website and feel confident it will provide an invaluable resource for professionals and consumers. Over a period of several months, we have invested extensive time and resources into assuring the visitor experience is both rewarding and hassle-free. The website encompasses a comprehensive level of information regarding our products, assessments, latest news and option schemes along with details explaining why we continue to be a leading choice. Theraposture is a name synonymous with quality and trust, our website now communicates these essential brand values in a more accurate manner.”

This launch is the first phase of several future developments that will include full e-commerce capabilities, additional videos, advice pieces and links to enhanced social media channels. A more up-to-date list of ex-demonstration stock for sale is already available and fresh content will continue to appear regularly across the whole site. An impressive range of documents is available for download and a selection of interesting case studies can also be accessed online. These case studies illustrate the benefits of choosing Theraposture products in real-life situations.

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THERAPOSTURE AND SYMMETRIKIT POSTURAL CARE SUCCESSFULLY COMBINE SLEEPING SOLUTION SHOWCASE AT KIDZ SOUTH

Theraposture, the leader in care cots and adjustable beds, and postural specialist Symmetrikit, both received high levels of visitor interest in their combined product showcase at Kidz South, Reading, 12th June 2014.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director (left) congratulates Dominic Bowen, Symmetrikit Sales Director, on their successful joint promotion at Kidz South, 12th June, Reading.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director (left) congratulates Dominic Bowen, Symmetrikit Sales Director, on their successful joint promotion at Kidz South, 12th June, Reading.

Theraposture is a privately owned, family run business based in Wiltshire that has been the leading supplier of bespoke, hand-built adjustable beds, chairs and cots since 1981. Its paediatric care cots and power-adjusted Theracare beds both enhance comfort, safety and wellbeing for young disabled individuals and greatly assist those offering care. Theraposture has formed a working relationship with Symmetrikit Postural Care so that healthcare professionals and families attending exhibitions, can benefit from seeing adjustable care cots and beds combined with individualised postural support systems.

On stand 313, Theraposture demonstrated the fully modular Mascot MK2 paediatric cot and pioneering new Safe-T Bed, the latter showcased with a Symmetrikit sleep system. A 135cm high padded Hannah cot was also be available on stand 313. Symmetrikit’s stand, 713, displayed a popular Theracare Low adjustable bed from Theraposture, combined once more with a Symmetrikit sleep system.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director commented: “I am delighted to say that our new exhibition relationship with Symmetrikit has proven to be a success at Kidz South. For the first time we have combined our products on each stand to demonstrate complete sleeping solutions that deliver maximum safety and support to disabled children. We exhibited our new Safe-T bed on the Theraposture stand that incorporated a Symmetrikit sleep system – a market-leading solution for improved posture and support. Their sleep system has achieved the highest score in the respected NHS Buyer’s Guide, hence is a trusted product for all therapists and parents with disabled children.”

Liam added: “Both our pioneering, fully modular Mk2 Mascot paediatric cot and new Safe-T Bed received significant interest from healthcare professionals and families at Kidz South. The Mascot provides a ‘whole life solution’ as it can be adapted if user needs change avoiding the need to purchase a new cot in the future. Whereas the Safe-T Bed is the ideal niche product for children who do not require either a high- sided cot or adapted adult care bed with side rails, but a safe solution in the middle.”

2. Theraposture debut their new Safe-T Bed for disabled children at Kidz South. Pictured from left to right: Peter Wicks and Nick Lythe Theraposture Assessors; and Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director.

2. Theraposture debut their new Safe-T Bed for disabled children at Kidz South. Pictured from left to right: Peter Wicks and Nick Lythe Theraposture Assessors; and Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director.

Dominic Bowen, Symmetrikit Sales Director concluded: “I would like to reiterate Liam’s words in that Kidz South has been a very positive experience in terms of our joint promotion. We were also busy for the duration of the day engaging face-to-face with many Healthcare Professionals and inquisitive families. Our postural sleep system is the perfect partner for Theraposture care beds, which was highlighted on our stand with the Theracare Low. The ability to demonstrate a complete solution to visitors was a major advantage at this event and we look forward to working with Theraposture again.”

www.theraposture.co.uk

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