Demand increases for Theraposture client video assessments and Occupational Therapist CPD webinars

Theraposture, the assistive bed, chair, and care cot specialist, is continuing to host an increasing number of very popular CPD webinars as more Occupational Therapists (OTs) discover the value of attending these free educational sessions. The word is spreading, and participation is in high demand.

Theraposture’s education programme for professionals is led by Shaun Masters, OT. Shaun qualified as an OT in 2011 and has delivered community-based re-enablement in the public sector. He is a moving and handling expert, in both adult and paediatric sectors, joining Theraposture in 2018 as a resident Occupational Therapist and equipment specialist.

woman looking at laptop

Personal web seminar using a laptop at home.

Shaun provides two vital online services: live video assessments that assist OTs with finding solutions for their clients and CPD webinars for healthcare professionals.

Video Assessment Service

This is personalised to the needs of each end-user so possible tailored solutions can be recommended. Before a video assessment, a detailed discussion with a client’s therapist is completed so appropriate equipment is to hand and can be demonstrated during an online session.

This is often followed up with an opportunity for the client to try the recommended product in their own home. Many Occupational Therapists have now made a habit of using this video service as the first step towards equipment provision as it is very efficient, effective and Covid safe.

Live CPD Webinars

Theraposture can organise video education for groups of any size or for individuals. Webinars can cover a variety of topics such as solutions for achieving safe bed transfers.

Shaun can demonstrate equipment tailored to specific interests and encourages two-way discussion to ensure better understanding and client outcomes. Shaun’s educational webinars count to CPD hours, are FREE and each attendee receives a CPD certificate for their portfolio.

Currently the most popular webinars are:

1. Getting legs into bed

Shaun discusses possible solutions to this problem and how appropriate equipment can improve occupational performance. Not being able to access a bed independently is a huge issue in the community for people with restricted mobility. This CPD webinar offers education and advice to enhance everyday practice.

Getting legs into bed Seminar.

2. Becoming Confident in Cot Bed Prescription

The webinar explores the difficulties faced with prescribing paediatric sleeping solutions. It highlights the wider implications on health and day-to-day function whilst examining our nature to care, sleep hygiene and future-proofing.

Confidence in cot bed prescription.

One of Shaun’s latest cot webinars provided typical benefits for Occupational Therapists as he explains:

“Microsoft Teams was the preferred video platform for ten paediatric Adult Social Care Community Occupational Therapists, all working within Somerset, to attend my latest ‘Becoming Confident in Cot Bed Prescription’ webinar. They all invested an hour of their time which will contribute towards their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio. The seminar allowed a greater understanding of the type of client groups that are predominantly suited to each individual cot bed and how function, diagnosis and transfer abilities, strongly impact on why one specific cot bed is often more suited than another.”

“The session was run as an open forum, which allowed questions to be asked for the duration, as often OTs may have a client in mind when they see a product and questions regarding this can be answered straight away. The session received positive feedback and one attendee got in contact straight afterwards to arrange an assessment for one of her clients.”

From a spacious equipment demonstration room, Theraposture also facilitates the ‘Getting legs into bed’ CPD webinar. Shaun demonstrates how various products, such as the Rotoflex turning bed and leg lifter, along with moving and handling techniques, can ensure safer bed transfers for clients and carers.

Single and no-handed care outcomes are possible leading to client independence, reduced risk of falls and improved health and well-being.

Healthcare professionals from adult services regard this webinar equally as valuable as Liz Hall, Occupational Therapist says:

“In terms of the equipment demonstration via video call it was informative, explanations and demonstrations were clear and concise and Shaun’s ability to anticipate and answer questions was incredibly helpful. Being able to do this in real time via video was effective and great in terms of time management. It was an experience that I would like to replicate again in the future to save time as a therapist exploring and investigating suitable equipment for clients.”

Theraposture to continue with reassuring Covid protection despite Government rules relaxation

Theraposture, the adjustable bed, chair and care cot specialist, has announced it will not be relaxing any of its Covid safety measures to ensure continued protection of clients and healthcare professionals.

Video introduction to protective clothing

The Theraposture video explains its approach to keeping its clients safe from Covid. Watch on YouTube

Theraposture equipment remains vital for individuals with restricted mobility to remain independent, safe, and comfortable in their own home. It supplies trusted medical devices that allow people to be less reliant on carers, avoid relocation to residential care and reduce NHS and social services intervention. During the pandemic, Theraposture products, particularly the Rotoflex turning bed, have proven even more vital in reducing pressures on A&E by lowering falls and the chances of contracting Covid from visiting carers. Proven to eliminate care costs in many scenarios and recommended by leading Occupational Therapists, Theraposture electrically powered products will continue to be supplied in the safest, appropriate and ethical manner.

At the start of the pandemic, Theraposture took the lead in Covid safety by rapidly introducing procedures to protect vulnerable customers, Occupational Therapists, and its staff. The business was regarded as exemplary through its use of hospital-grade PPE and robust procedures from the outset, so reassurance was provided to all who came into contact with Theraposture.

Despite legal requirements being relaxed by the Government from 19th July, this high level of protection will be continued by Theraposture Trusted Assessors and technicians to ensure minimal risk and maximum peace of mind.

  • All staff will follow stringent hygiene processes and receive temperature checks at the start of each working day.
  • Lateral flow tests will be completed on a regular basis and all equipment will be thoroughly sanitised before home demonstrations or deliveries.
  • Protective clothing, hospital-grade masks and latex or non-latex gloves will be worn during all visits and social distancing measure will remain.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director, comments:

“As ever we are fully focused on the needs of our clients and will not be relaxing any of our Covid safety procedures in the near future. We are recognised as an essential equipment supplier and have the backing of the NHS, BHTA and major charities such as Parkinson’s UK and the MS Society. Our products, such as the award-winning Rotoflex, help with independent bed transfers and therefore drastically reduce the risk of spreading Covid from close contact with carers.”

“In addition, our remote assessments via video link continue to provide a popular contactless service for end users and healthcare professionals seeking safe interaction with our in-house Occupational Therapist, Shaun Masters. Our whole approach will continue to place safety as the number one priority, so that positive outcomes can be achieved as quickly and easily as possible.”

How Theraposture keeps its clients safe from Covid

 

Theraposture to present updated educational care cot webinars at Kidz Virtual

Theraposture will be presenting educational cot webinars for healthcare professionals and families at Kidz Virtual.

28th June – 2nd July 2021.

screen shot of online cot seminar
The Theraposture cot webinar at the latest Kidz Virtual includes a live Q&A.

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

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

Monday 28th June 11am – 11:30am
Tuesday 29th June 11am – 11:30am
Thursday 1st July 11am – 11:30am

The Theraposture seminar will combine a pre-recorded presentation by Liam with a live Q&A session hosted by Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist. There will also be a live chat box for any questions during the presentation which will be answered by a Theraposture product specialist.

The updated webinar will include useful information 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
  • client case studies
  • 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

Complementing the webinar, Theraposture have a virtual stand at Kidz which will provide a range of downloadable product information and case studies. There will also be details and links to the Theraposture video assessment and product demonstration service, including the easy-to-book appointment calendar.

Theraposture to present educational care cot webinars at Kidz Virtual

Theraposture, a trusted specialist in adjustable cots for children with disabilities, will be presenting educational cot webinars for healthcare professionals and families at Kidz Virtual, 1st – 3rd March 2021.

screen shot of online cot seminar

The Theraposture cot webinar at the latest Kidz Virtual includes a live Q&A with Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist.

 

Kidz ‘Venue-to-Virtual’ is the current online replacement for the Kidz exhibitions which run throughout the year. This virtual event will provide a vast range of exhibitors displaying specialist products and services that help disabled children and young adults.

It is free to attend and includes a series of video presentations for advice and education – helping Occupational Therapists, parents and disabled individuals to discover the latest in assistive solutions.

Theraposture will be presenting three sessions at Kidz Virtual of the webinar:

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

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

Monday 1st March 11:30am – 12:30pm
Tuesday 2nd March 11:00am – 12 noon
Wednesday 3rd March 11:00am – 12 noon

The Theraposture seminar will combine a pre-recorded presentation by Liam with a live Q&A session hosted by Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist. There will also be a live chat box for any questions during the presentation which will be answered by a Theraposture product specialist.

The webinar will include useful information 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

Complementing the webinar, Theraposture have a virtual stand at Kidz which will provide a range of downloadable product information and case studies. There will also be details and links to the Theraposture video assessment and product demonstration service, including the easy-to-book appointment calendar.

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, Trusted Assessors 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 available either at a client’s home or by personal live video consultation with our in-house OT, using easily accessible technology such as Star-Leaf, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp, Zoom, or any other platform you are familiar with.
We can arrange for video group consultations involving several persons, so that family members and healthcare professionals can all be involved. 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 or use our online booking app.


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 or non-Latex protective gloves (dependent on client preferences).
  • 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 have been operating at full capacity without incident since the pandemic started. We have learned a great deal and have enhanced our procedures to ensure that we can keep everyone safe. Will continue to follow developments on a daily basis with intense scrutiny and will always fully comply 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: January 22nd, 2021

Theraposture supports hard-hitting ‘Time for Can’ campaign from Parkinson’s UK

Theraposture, the exclusive adjustable bed and chair partner of Parkinson’s UK, will be supporting its latest fundraising and awareness campaign ‘Time for Can’.

Parkinson’s UK is the largest charity in the UK that raises funds for research into Parkinson’s whilst supporting people with the condition. As a specially selected product partner to the charity, Theraposture provides quality adjustable beds and chairs, so individuals with the condition can live more easily at home. Every Theraposture sale through the charity generates a donation back to Parkinson’s UK whilst customers receive a 10% discount on all products. As a charity supplier, Theraposture is proud of its long-standing relationship with Parkinson’s UK and is delighted to be supporting its latest fundraising campaign ‘Time for Can’. It will be sharing content throughout its communications including social media and on the website.

Watch the video

The ‘Time for Can’ campaign is being spearheaded by a new hard-hitting national TV advert which is a first for 10 years from Parkinson’s UK. It’s theme is based on how the charity’s work can overturn the ‘can’t’ effects on people with the condition, to the ‘cans’ that they can achieve through donations and support. Through a range of media activity, the ‘Time for Can’ programme highlights Parkinson’s as the fastest growing neurological condition in the UK – hence the urgent need for donations so research to find a cure can continue.

The launch of this campaign is coinciding with several recent TV appearances by leading actor Michael J Fox who has Parkinson’s. His latest media coverage is hoped by Theraposture to increase awareness of the condition and what can be achieved with the right support.

As the number of people with Parkinson’s continues to increase, the partnership with Theraposture is vital as a discount on its award-winning Rotoflex rotational bed is possible. This world-leading and patented powered bed, with variable height, profiling and rotational action, allows people with mobility challenges to get in and out bed independently. Specifically designed and refined over 20 years, the Rotoflex is a proven solution for greater comfort and safety in the home when living with a neurological condition.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director, comments:

liam-braddell“We are all impressed with the latest Parkinson’s UK campaign, particular the TV ad. Our Trusted Assessors and Occupational Therapists support people with Parkinson’s on a daily basis whilst seeing the huge difference a Rotoflex bed can make to their lives and those they live with. It provides a trusted solution to reduce the need for carers, saves money in the long run and improves user dignity.

Being able to get in and out of bed on your own terms and without manual handling from others is invaluable. Now we are all trying to reduce the need for regular visitors into our homes, the Rotoflex can provide a way to eliminate Covid-19 risks as carers may not be needed. This is particularly essential for vulnerable people such as individual with Parkinson’s. We will be sharing the Time for Can campaign across all our communications to ensure the £1,000,000 Christmas fundraising target is met.”

Partnership Parkinsons UKThe latest Parkinson’s UK TV advert: https://tinyurl.com/y2rp787c
To donate to Parkinson’s UK: https://prksn.uk/2UkQnP3

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.