Theraposture to showcase award-winning adjustable cot beds and unmissable video seminar at Kidz Virtual

Theraposture, the award-winning specialist in care cot beds for disabled children and adults, will be exhibiting and presenting a video seminar at ‘Kidz Venue to Virtual’. 9-13th November 2020

The event will be held at https://www.kidzexhibitions.co.uk/venue-to-virtual/:  Replacing the long-standing Kidz North exhibition, this online event will provide the same extensive range of products and service information that helps disabled children and young adults.

Theraposture at Kidz Virtual

The Theraposture video cot seminar at Kidz Virtual promises to be popular with online visitors.

 

Theraposture will be presenting a video seminar at the event:

‘Understanding why Theraposture adjustable cot beds are the considered choice for families and healthcare professionals’

10-11am, 11th November 2020

Presented by Liam Braddell, Theraposture Director and Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist.

The Theraposture seminar will combine a pre-recorded presentation by Liam with a live Q & A session hosted by Shaun Masters, OT. Liam will outline the many reasons why Theraposture cots for disabled children and adults are seen as the considered choice by families and healthcare professionals. Liam will provide details on:

  • The extensive cot choices from Theraposture
  • The popular ‘future-proofed’ modular Mascot cot
  • Cot functionality, padding, and door height options
  • Emergency equipment loans from Newlife
  • How Theraposture aims to match every comparable quote
  • Theraposture home demonstrations and video assessments
  • How Theraposture OTs and Trusted Assessors appropriately assess wants, needs and risks
  • Successfully working with Occupational Therapists, including CPD training

Complimentary further guidance

This informative and engaging video will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions directly to Theraposture’s Occupational Therapist. Shaun will be able to provide potential solutions to individual client or family member challenges and offer further guidance regarding assessments and appropriate product provision.

To support the seminar, the Theraposture virtual stand will provide a range of downloadable product information and case studies. Easy ways to contact Theraposture will also be available including links to their comprehensive website.

Theraposture to showcase award-winning adjustable beds at largest virtual international disability event

Theraposture, the award-winning specialist in adjustable beds, chairs and care cots, will be exhibiting at the virtual Disability Awareness Day

(DAD), 25th – 31st October 2020.

Theraposture DAD exhibition stand 2020

The Theraposture stand at the virtual Disability Awareness Day 2020 promises to be popular.

DAD is a ‘pan disability event which promotes a culture that focuses on what disabled people can-do’. Dave Thompson MBE founded the organising charity Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP) in 1991 and the annual DAD event in 1992.


This year there will be 200+ virtual exhibitors.


Held in a tented village on the grounds of Walton Hall, Warrington, DAD provides a wide range of features including assistive product displays, workshops, advice and entertainment for disabled adults and children. It has inspired similar events across the world and has been visited several times by members of the Royal family, the Minister for Disabled People and received a Red Arrows flypast. WDP was presented with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services in 2006 and has raised over £1,000,000 for good causes.

In 2019, the event was supported by 260 exhibitors with over 25,000 visitors attending on the day.

The event has run for 28 years and welcomed over 600,000 people. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 event will be held online.

The main event will take place on 25th October 2020, followed by video seminars, workshops and events until 31 st October. Alongside the varied exhibitors, Theraposture will be displaying its highly respected range of products including the award-winning, patented Rotoflex rotating bed. The Rotoflex is the original and proven solution for getting in and out of bed independently for those with restricted mobility. It is the only turning bed in the world to include a Powered Rising Heel Support which represents a significant innovation for people who need to safely elevate their legs in bed.

The Theraposture stand will also include displays detailing its vast range of power-assisted paediatric cots and electric rise and recliner chairs.

In terms of information and support, there will be an array of engaging PDF literature, videos, and case studies that will be of interest to people with disabilities, families, carers, and Occupational Therapists. Theraposture’s new live video assessments will be featured as they provide a convenient and contactless option for clients seeking product demonstrations.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director comments:

Liam Braddell“We would like to congratulate WDP for building DAD virtual as it promises to be a success for all visitors and exhibitors. The range of products and services on display is impressive and we look forward to helping a large number of virtual visitors seeking trusted solutions for better sleep and independence at home.”

Theraposture appoints highly experienced Trusted Assessor for central England and Wales

Theraposture, the respected family-run specialist in adjustable beds, chairs and care cots, has appointed Glen Till as its new Trusted Assessor for central England and Wales.

Glen Till - Trusted Assessor

Glen Till – Theraposture Trusted Assessor

Glen brings a wealth of mobility equipment expertise to Theraposture and its clients. Glen has worked in the mobility product sector since 2000 which has included a lengthy sales position for a leading manufacturer, ownership of two mobility retail outlets and experience in disabled paediatrics.

He has accrued extensive knowledge regarding a wide variety of assistive equipment and aids for daily living which will benefit Theraposture clients through a holistic view on independence. Glen’s skillset includes expertise regarding postural support and moving and handling, enhanced by a proven track record of supporting Occupational Therapists. Glen will also be re-engaging his previous commercial relationship with fellow Trusted Assessor Steve Keetley – hence provides a fast track to understanding and learning.

Based in Lutterworth in Leicestershire, Glen is now responsible for assisting end users, families and healthcare professionals with informed and ethical guidance regarding assistive equipment. Through Glen’s two decades of experience, he has the knowledge to assess and recommend the right solution for the right person as he describes:

“I still fully believe client assessment is absolutely key to appropriate product provision. Throughout my whole career, whether that’s working business-to-business or direct with consumers, understanding individual needs is critical to ensure the right product is prescribed. My ethos perfectly fits with that of Theraposture along with its transparent policy on pricing, ethical approach and diligent service. It breaks my heart to see so many people out there using equipment that is not suitable for them which impacts on independence and safety.”

Since joining the business, Glen has been impressed with the popularity and effectiveness of Theraposture video assessments. Complementing home visits or providing an online alternative to face-to-face meetings, video appointments are proving efficient as he explains:

“It’s great to see how Theraposture’s use of video technology is helping customers make informed decisions faster. I have already been involved in many video calls and witnessed how several decision makers and therapists can be involved in one appointment without having to travel. The right solution can be reached quicker and with everyone’s approval in much less time. Our 14-day Suitability Guarantee backs this up giving clients plenty of time to try products without the risk of ending up with inappropriate solutions or losing their money.”

Glen has completed his extensive initial training and is now working alongside fellow Trusted Assessors as he develops his own client list. He is thriving in his new position as he concludes:

“I’m proud to have joined such a caring and positive team who thoroughly believe in a client-centric approach. Theraposture has a respected reputation within the industry which hand on heart, I will be upholding through my two decades of sector experience. The reward I gain from helping people and seeing the difference quality, appropriate equipment makes, has always been my motivation – this will continue with Theraposture.”

Outside of work Glen enjoys spending time with his friends, cooking and coarse fishing.

New online booking system launches for popular therapist-led video assessments

Theraposture, the leading specialist in Adjustable Beds, Chairs, and Care Cots, is experiencing growing demand for its latest OT-led, personalised video assessments and product demonstrations – following the introduction of a new web appointment calendar.

online video assessments

Theraposture video assessments and product demonstrations with Shaun Masters, OT.

As the pandemic continues, the popularity of ‘Theraposture Covid safe services’ is on the rise. Offering an alternative to home visits, video appointments provide a face-to-face opportunity for the Theraposture Occupational Therapist (OT), Shaun Masters, to assess individual needs, answer questions and see a client’s environment. Home assessment visits are still available if requested and appropriate, however for clients who are shielding or who do not want visitors, the option to choose a video call provides peace of mind.

video assessment booking form

Shaun Masters, OT, can use a variety of video conferencing options including Zoom, Teams or WhatsApp. Once a booking has been made, he calls the client to discuss their product requirements and to ensure the technology is all set up before the appointment.

Bookings for Theraposture’s new service can be made by telephone or by Theraposture’s new online calendar booking app. Simple to use, visitors simply click on an available date, select preferences and the appointment is booked with the OT. Individual or multiple products can be seen in one appointment with several participants on the same call. This provides a highly efficient method of discussing suitable assistive equipment without travel or physical contact – hence Covid-19 risk free. In one video call, solutions can be discussed will several stakeholders responsible for care which saves times for all involved.

Shaun Masters, OT and Trusted Assessor, is leading the new Theraposture video services and believes working smart is the way forward to achieve faster positive outcomes. Shaun explains:

“As an Occupational Therapist I embrace change. Its prescription often enables an individual to maintain or increase their level of independence. The world in which we find ourselves living in at the current time, requires each one of us to change our day-to-day lives. So, by embracing this change, coupled with technology, we can promote optimum health and wellbeing in new and innovative ways.”

Shaun adds:

“Theraposture are using technology to complete video-based OT assessments via many different web platforms – this new way of working is quickly transforming our practice. We complete these in a timely manner as they can involve health professionals, carers, clients, and family members. The video assessment enables products to be viewed and demonstrated in a relaxed private environment, with full explanation given on specific features and functions prevalent to different pathologies. In my professional opinion, video assessments are very effective, and I strongly believe they will become normal practice within our continued new way of working.”

Theraposture video services are supported by its Covid-19 safe working practices which ensure product installations, service calls and home visits, of any kind, are safe for all involved. Technicians have a strict protocol and wear full PPE whilst ensuring clients are shielded during any customer facing interaction. This duty of care is backed-up by a 14-day Suitability Guarantee which allows clients ample time to use their new equipment and ensure they are 100% satisfied.

Video based assessment and demonstration service from Theraposture – working smart to keep you safe!

Theraposture has rolled out its new video assessment and demonstration service with positive results for clients and Occupational Therapists (OTs).

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A Theraposture client video assessment in progress.

Theraposture continues to provide essential assistive equipment to keep vulnerable individuals and those with restricted mobility, independent and safe at home. As suppliers of medical devices, Theraposture provide an essential service in supporting private clients, the NHS and Social Care OTs. Trusted and proven products, such as the award-winning Rotoflex Turning Bed, have been designed to enable independent and safe bed transfers and as a result, can help individuals benefit from reduced carer contact. In many cases, the Rotoflex can ensure independence for those who would otherwise struggle, thus avoiding residential care settings and hospitals – essential for significantly reducing the risk of Covid-19 infection.


Less risk of infection to our clients and colleagues


Theraposture are still firm believers in assessment-based provision hence have embraced technology to help with establishing suitability of a product. This results in less risk of infection to our clients and colleagues.

As an alternative to home visits, assessments and product demonstrations are being provided remotely by experienced equipment experts using video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and WhatsApp. This means that Theraposture experts can see the environment where equipment will be used and personally discuss and understand an individual’s situation. Products are demonstrated via video link from our demonstration room and in context to each person’s needs. Occupational Therapists also benefit from this service as they can join the platform – ensuring all stakeholders are included, whilst remaining safe. WhatsApp is proving to be the most popular tool for delivering video assessments.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director, explains:

“As an ethical business we are focused on providing a solution that meets the needs, wants and risks for each customer. To understand these, we need to assess each client however with many vulnerable people shielding, we have turned to technology to maintain this vital part of the process. Our live video assessments protect clients and give greater peace of mind during these challenging times. In our experience, most of our clients are delighted to have this option. If potential clients struggle with video calls, then supporting relatives or healthcare professionals assist, plus we always set up meetings so attendees just need to join.”

Liam continues:

“Assessments are centrally booked by calling the Theraposture offices on 0800 834654. Detailed questions are initially asked regarding the user’s situation and we discuss which equipment might be considered. The equipment itself can be prepared in our showroom so that it is possible to view more than one product in an assessment. Once delivered, our 14-Day Suitability Guarantee begins. This ensures that should a product prove to be unsuitable, it can be returned for a refund, modified, or exchanged.”

Specialist Rotoflex turning beds deliver critical home independence with reduced risk during COVID-19 crisis

We continue to provide vital support to vulnerable individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak through its award-winning Rotoflex bed and enhanced services.

As suppliers of medical devices and assistive technology, Theraposture provides a vital and essential service and will be able to continue to operate safely.


“The market-leading expert is recognised as an essential supplier and has the backing of the NHS and the BHTA and the major charities that they work with.”


The equipment that Theraposture provides is vital in ensuring that customers can remain independent at home and can avoid residential care settings. For example, by using the Rotoflex Bed it is likely that less external help will be needed to help with bed transfers and therefore the risks of spreading the Covid virus are massively reduced.Rotoflex bed with fabric surround

Senior Theraposture representatives with the award-winning Rotoflex rotational bed. 

The patented Rotoflex is a specialist bed that will safely and consistently help users get into bed, get out of bed and to stand up without the need of hoisting, stand aids or carers. The Rotoflex takes the user from a seated position to a lying position at the touch of a button. Equally the bed also helps users from a lying position to a seated position from where they can be safely helped to their feet.


“Our solutions are designed to help individuals stay at home safely and with peace of mind”


Vertical lift technology can then raise users, so they achieve a safer standing transfer intentionally without being tipped forward. This proven and trusted product provides independence, and as a result, reduces the need for carer givers.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director comments:

“Our mission is always to provide independence, care, and comfort at home through quality and proven adjustable beds, chairs, and care cots. This ethos is now more relevant than ever before with social distancing, isolation, and shielding to beat the spread of Coronavirus. Our solutions are designed to help individuals stay at home safely and with peace of mind – with the ability to reduce or eliminate care costs. With the increased risk of infection between clients and carers, the need for products that facilitate mobility at home is imperative.”

Theraposture virus safety suits and maskTheraposture has introduced enhanced COVID-19 focussed protocols and services so that its assistive products are still available to individuals who are at increased risk because of the need for carers coming into their homes.

Many users of Theraposture products live with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. These progressive debilitating conditions can make daily tasks like beds transfers difficult and sometimes dangerous. With a solution such as the Rotoflex bed, the immediate and future needs and risks are fully met.

This means that users could avoid residential care, hospital stays and the need for care packages. In addition, without appropriate and effective assistive equipment in the home, the risk of injury from falls is increased which can lead to undue pressure on the NHS. This furthers the risk of infection from COVID-19 hence Theraposture is continuing to provide products and equipment servicing if requested and where appropriate.


Theraposture’s key workers are operating with utmost caution and protection as per the government’s latest guidance


Theraposture’s key workers are operating with utmost caution and protection as per the government’s latest guidance which is continually reviewed. New services have been introduced such as group video client assessments which support end-users and Occupational Therapists so the duty of care can be maintained.

 

Liam concludes:

“We continue to receive high numbers of calls from existing and potential new customers seeking solutions for increased safety at home. Our Rotoflex bed is an exemplary product that delivers a proven alternative to domiciliary care and relocation to residential or nursing care. Add to this our comprehensive OT-led advice, partnership with Parkinson’s UK, we are helping to support the NHS and reduce unprecedented pressures on social care.”

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) – Our Commitment to You

Covid-safe adjustable bed and cot services from Theraposture

In this short video, Liam and Tom explain how Theraposture is keeping its adjustable bed, chair and care cot customers safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

To all of our customers,

The well-being of our customers; our associates and our staff is our absolute priority, and you can be absolutely assured that we have taken all of the necessary precautions to achieve this.

All of our employees are fully aware of the current requirements and are following our Covid – 19 policy to protect you and our staff.

washing hands in sink

Our staff wash their hands before and after every customer contact.


Every morning, our Delivery Teams and our Service Technicians check their temperatures before they leave home.


Customer-facing staff then send the results by text to the company so that we know our employees are safe to work and to visit our customers.


Assessments are now available remotely, using easily accessible technology such as WhatsApp and Zoom. We can arrange for video group consultations involving up to 4 persons. Often this will include the use of equipment that will be set up and operated as part of the consultation. Please call 0800 834654 to book an appointment.


The equipment that we provide is vital in ensuring that our customers can remain independent at home and can avoid residential care settings. For example, by using the Rotoflex Bed it is likely that less external help will be needed to help with bed transfers and therefore the risks of spreading the Covid virus are massively reduced.

Remember that the Government recommended 2 metre distancing is for those not wearing PPE, so with this extra protection we are working very safely.

Theraposture virus safety suits and mask

Theraposture’s safety protection suit and masks

These are our PPE measures in place to keep you and our employees safe:

  • A protective mask that is P3 classification (P3 offers the highest filtration effectiveness and retains about 99.95% of particles)
  • Latex protective gloves.
  • Protective overalls for clothing.
  • Protective covers for shoes.
  • Face visors.
  • Dettol type wipes to wipe down all surfaces that we have been in contact with.
  • Alcohol-based hand gels used between each customer contact.

Additionally, our staff will wash their hands before and after every customer contact.

When we arrange to visit your home for an assessment or for a delivery/service call, we will ask you detailed questions to establish if there is any risk to you or to us. We will not take any risks that affect the health of our clients or our staff.

We will be following developments on a daily basis with intense scrutiny. Things are changing very quickly and we will adapt and comply fully with the advice given by the experts.

If you have any further questions, please contact us or call Freephone: 0800 834654


As suppliers of medical devices and assistive technology, we are providing a vital and essential service and will be able to continue to operate safely. We are recognised as an essential supplier and have the backing of the NHS and the BHTA and the major charities that we work with.


We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and loyalty.

The Theraposture Team

Stay safe, stay well and stay independent!

Updated: September 23, 2020, 3.34pm

Theraposture adjustable beds and chairs – reassuring you and protecting your clients

Duty of Care certificate

As suppliers of medical devices and assistive technology, we are providing a vital and essential service and will be able to continue to operate safely.

Our team is standing by to rapidly provide essential Rotoflex beds, Hi-Lo beds, Chairs and Care Cots so your clients can maintain their independence at home.

The Theraposture duty of care remains as robust as ever – delivering positive outcomes with utmost hygiene standards. Reduce the need for contact from outside carers with our quality, reliable equipment.

  • We have absolutely no supply issues with Rotoflex beds, adjustable beds and care cots – stock has been increased in the UK and Germany.
  • We will HONOUR all existing quotes for a period of 3 months from NOW to ensure vital equipment can be purchased without additional cost.
  • We will COMMIT to our current prices for all items in stock over the next 3 months.
  • Our COVID-19 policy is in place and is being used. This is there to keep your clients and our staff safe. We are going beyond Government advice by introducing additional measures including DAILY temperature readings for all customer-facing staff.
  • Our office staff are fully operational from home, awaiting your call.
  • Our service and delivery staff are fully operational and are working in complete compliance with our COVID-19 policy.

We are able to deliver product quickly to help your clients if needed – please call us now: 0800 834654 or contact us online.

Theraposture delivers latest Rotoflex bed workshop to leading case management company

As a trusted specialist in adjustable beds, chairs and cots, Theraposture works closely with case management companies to provide the best solutions and outcomes for their clients. This involves education content for healthcare professionals such as a recent Rotoflex Bed workshop to healthcare professionals at Maggie Sargent & Associates.

Theraposture educational workshops provide the latest guidance regarding safe transfers in and out of bed. Provided by Theraposture’s Occupational Therapist and Trusted Assessors, these practical ‘hands-on’ sessions allow nurses, carers and OTs to understand how equipment, such as the award-winning Rotoflex turning bed, enhance quality of life for individuals with restricted mobility. Attendance counts towards compulsory CPD hours with receipt of an educational certificate and learning objectives summary. The latest Theraposture workshop at Maggie Sargent & Associates, expert witness and case management company, was presented by Shaun Masters OT and was well attended by staff responsible for the prescription of appropriate solutions for clients.

Maggie Sargent Associates

Shaun Masters, Theraposture Occupational Therapist (far left), delivers the latest successful Rotoflex bed workshop for healthcare professionals at Maggie Sargent & Associates.

Maggie Sargent & Associates delivers Expert Witness reports for claimant and defendant solicitors. It provides expert evidence on the additional costs of caring for clients with brain injury and disabilities for both personal injury and medical negligence claims. In 2017 Maggie Sargent & Associates were acknowledged for excellence in practice, receiving the prestigious award of ‘Medico-Legal Provider of the Year’. This high level of service is supported by ongoing staff training and education, therefore Shaun was invited to a demonstration day alongside other manufacturers.

Shaun presented techniques to achieve safe sit-to-stand transfers using the Rotoflex 235 Plus bed. This patented, award-winning rotational bed provides powered assistance, so users can move from a recumbent to a fully upright seated position with their feet on the floor. Once in a balanced seated position, the bed can be raised vertically to aid safer standing which reduces the need for carer intervention. The Rotoflex is the only turning bed in the world that includes a Powered Rising Heel Support for totally supported leg elevation which is essential for those with pressure and circulation issues. As a proven solution for clients with life-changing injuries or progressive neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis, the Rotoflex lowers or eliminates the cost of ongoing care and hence can pay for itself in a matter of a few months.

Shaun Masters OT comments:

“I would like to thank Maggie Sargent & Associates for the opportunity to demonstrate our award-winning Rotoflex to their healthcare professionals. It was a rewarding day for me, and feedback was very positive from all attendees – they clearly understood how our beds will provide multiple care and economic benefits to their clients. Our proven track record of working effectively with case management and expert witness companies was also highlighted with a view to always delivering the best outcome for their clients.”

To book an educational workshop telephone Theraposture on: 01373 823030 or use our contact form.

Theraposture to showcase OT-designed, client focused bed assessments at Kidz Middle

Theraposture will be demonstrating at Kidz to Adultz Middle why it is the ‘go-to’ supplier for adjustable beds and chairs and how its assessment process is unique.


Wednesday 4th March 2020, 9.30am – 4.30pm. Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6AQ. Stand C4.


Theraposture team with chocolates
Theraposture Trusted Assessors will be ready to support at Kidz Middle and offer free chocolates!

Theraposture has been an ethical and trusted bed specialist since 1981. Its ‘in-house’ Occupational Therapist (OT) and Trusted Assessors provide a comprehensive and clinically led assessment service to assist disabled children, families and therapists. This process provides an in-depth appraisal of each client’s needs, wants and risks. Part of this service includes the provision of free documented assessment reports which significantly benefit OTs – by providing key facts to assist with justification and clinical reasoning.

Theraposture Trusted Assessors work alongside OTs by providing knowledgeable assistance through their experience and understanding. Theraposture’s range of market-leading height adjustable and profiling specialist sleeping solutions offer safety, comfort and longevity. They also ensure safe working heights for care givers. As equipment experts, Theraposture Trusted Assessors help therapists prescribe the correct and most appropriate solution. Once a bed or cot is supplied, there is a 14-day Suitability Guarantee period which ensures that product suitability is proven rather than hoped for. Therefore, the OT-designed assessment process from Theraposture is vitally important in delivering a positive outcome.

Shaun Masters, OT and Trusted Assessor, comments:

“Kidz Middle will once again provide an opportunity for professionals and parents to discuss individual bed needs with friendly and understanding Theraposture Trusted Assessors. Our clinical assessment process will be explained which involves a detailed written analysis of topics such as mobility, behaviour, sleep, posture, pressure care and feeding – which all signpost towards the most appropriate and considered solution.

The Theraposture Assessors have an unsurpassed level of experience in terms of which cot features assist with which paediatric conditions. Further to this, the range of product available from Theraposture is unrivalled.”

theraposture team sat on cot bed

Theraposture will be demonstrating the Mascot Mk2 Care Cot, Home and Away bed and Theracare bed with safety sides. The Mascot is the only fully modular bed system that can be reconfigured to meet changing needs. The Mascot is the considered choice in power-assisted cot beds. Through its adaptable construction, it has the potential to negate the need to purchase new cots in the future as children grow or conditions develop – in effect, a cost-effective cot for life.

The recently launched Home and Away is a strong, heavily padded and portable bed that provides safety and comfort for children with enhanced behavioural challenges. This quality padded solution fully dismantles and can be easily transported in a standard car, making it ideal as an occasional specialist travel bed.