Award-winning Theraposture returns to OT Show with latest Rotoflex and adjustable bed innovations

On stand J40 at the OT Show, Theraposture supported by Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist, will be presenting the new Rotoflex 235 Plus Mk2 turning bed alongside the popular Theracare Leg Lifter and a bespoke double combination adjustable bed.


The OT Show, J40, NEC, Birmingham, 27 and 28 November 2019


Theraposture has been a respected supplier of quality adjustable beds, chairs and care cots since 1981. Its  Rotoflex 235 Plus turning bed won the respected OT Show ‘Excellence in Caring’ Award last year.

Supported by OT Shaun Masters, the Theraposture stand at the OT Show will display a series of proven solutions for safe bed transfers that focus on community enablement.

 

 

 

 

Theraposture Trusted Assessors work closely with OTs during their clinically led assessments so that individual client needs are always met in terms of appropriate sleeping solutions. At the OT Show, Theraposture will be demonstrating a series of products that are suitable for varying client abilities with a focus on enablement within the community. These power-assisted solutions are proven to reduce care costs and relieve strain on NHS and social care budgets. Through ownership of either a Theraposture Rotoflex bed, leg lifter or adjustable bed, individuals with restricted mobility are able to improve their own occupational performance and sleep hygiene.

Shaun Masters, OT and Theraposture Trusted Assessor comments:

“We welcome all healthcare professionals to visit stand J40 to discuss individual client needs on a one-to-one basis and to discover why Theraposture products are the considered choice. We will demonstrate power-assisted solutions that offer a range of support for adults – from assistance with getting legs into bed through to complete rotational support from a sitting to a supine position. This product series delivers multiple clinical and well-being benefits and with the appropriate prescription, aims to encourage active mobility while maintaining safety and control. The 14-day Suitability Guarantee on all Theraposture products ensures a positive outcome every time, along with client peace of mind.”

Shaun adds:

“Maintaining client mobilisation is the priority here, however by choosing Theraposture products, pressure on NHS and social care budgets can also be reduced. The Rotoflex rotational bed range for example, is proven to reduce carer intervention from two-to-none – in these scenarios up to £27,000 per annum can be saved in care costs. By visiting us at the OT Show my fellow peers will be able to, not only understand these advantages, but gain CPD hours by attending my on stand ‘Getting legs into bed‘ seminars.”

On stand J40 the following solutions will be displayed:

Award-winning Theraposture Rotoflex 235 Plus Mk2 – part of the largest range of rotational beds available, the latest Rotoflex 235 Plus builds on the success of its predecessor. This bed for one person provides a feature-rich, standard solution that is suitable for the majority of individuals who need powered, rotational assistance to move from a supine to fully upright seated position with their feet on the floor.

This Rotoflex is totally unique – it is the only rotational bed in the world with a Powered Rising Heel Support for supported leg elevation. Traditionally all rotating beds have had to encompass a static heel section of mattress so that the rotating platform would not clash with the footboard, not anymore. With the use of one controller, the Rotoflex 235 Plus Mk2 provides powered elevation of a separate heel section with complete profiling, rotational and variable height. Being able to raise feet and legs in bed in a supportive and controlled manner can provide a wider range of health and well-being benefits.

The Rotoflex is the original turning bed refined over 20 years which is patented and cannot be directly copied. The bespoke Theraposture range includes low access, bariatric and double combination versions available with a variety of specialist mattresses. The Rotoflex is regularly prescribed by therapists as it includes a vertical lift in the seated position ie. it does not tip users forward like other beds or riser chairs.

This is critical for safe sit-to-stand transfer especially for those with strength and balance inconsistencies resulting from neurological conditions.

Theraposture Double Combination Bed – handcrafted, bespoke and durable adjustable beds for couples to share. Theraposture is a specialist in custom made beds with an infinite choice of size, style, functions and finish that allow people to continue sleeping together despite varying abilities. Consisting of two separate mattresses and adjustable sleeping platforms in one surround, each side can be fitted with electrically powered profiling and variable height. A Rotoflex turning system can also be integrated within the design so individuals requiring greater assistance can access the bed and adjust positioning without disturbing their partner.

Combined with a specialist range of mattresses for varying degrees of pressure management through to numerous safety devices, Theraposture beds offer hospital-grade strength and support within an attractive domestic look. Steel frames and mechanisms deliver better performance when combined to cheaper wooden alternatives, so longer term value and reliability is assured.

Theracare Leg Lifter – compatible with most types of bed, this reliable solution lifts legs up, over and onto a sleeping surface. Unlike other similar devices, the Theracare Leg Lifter positions a user’s legs nearer the centre of the bed, so minimal repositioning is required. The motor is quiet and strong enough to lift severely oedemic (swollen) legs. A simple yet highly effective solution for individuals with postural control.

Theraposture showcases innovative ‘Home and Away’ travel care cot at Kidz North

Theraposture, a leading specialist in adjustable beds and cots for disabled children and young adults, will be demonstrating its new travel care cot, latest Theracare Flex bed and fully future-proofed Mascot cot at Kidz to Adultz North.


Thursday 14th November 2019. 9.30am – 4.30pm, EventCity, Barton Dock Road, Manchester.
M17 8AS. Stand B10. Free entry and parking.


Theraposture is one of the most established supporters of the regional Kidz exhibitions and will be once again providing the opportunity to offer appropriate sleeping solutions to end users, families and healthcare professionals. Its team of Trusted Assessors will be on hand to discuss individual needs on a one-to-one basis whilst explaining their trusted assessment-led services and commitment to ethical provision. In addition to practical product demonstrations, an array of useful information will be available including details regarding Theraposture’s free CPD workshops for professionals.

Theraposture’s relationship with Newlife, the charity for disabled children, will also be highlighted as this respected business is the chosen supplier of cots for the unique Emergency Equipment Loan Service.

Theraposture Exhibition stand at KidzNorth

The Theraposture stand at Kidz to Adultz North will provide an unmissable range of trusted sleeping solutions for disabled children and young adults.

New for this year’s event

Theraposture will be displaying its Home and Away travel care cot. This cot has been developed for children who need safe surroundings at home or whilst travelling, such as those with severe Autism or challenging behaviour. This portable safe environment includes extensive padding with large windows for generous visibility and easy access for uncompromised care. The clever Home and Away design allows fast assembly and dis-assembly using strong zip and Velcro fastenings – hence repositioning is hassle-free. Each constituent section is lightweight so single-handed lifting and carrying is strain free and will fit in most standard cars.

If young users required more postural variety then powered functionality can be added to the sleeping surface such as height adjustment and/or profiling. Variable height provides extra safety for carers as the risk of back injury can be eliminated as the need to bend when providing support is greatly reduced. As with all Theraposture products, the new Home and Away cot is a tailor-made, hand crafted solution. Each cot is specifically designed to meet individual needs with a range of footprint, door and side sizes. Window configurations are flexible along with an impressive range of specialist mattresses for maximum user comfort and family peace of mind.

Alongside the Home and Away cot Theraposture will be displaying the latest version of its power-assisted Theracare Flex bed with 2-bar high sided rails and the ever-popular cost-effective Mascot Mk2 cot. The modular Mascot is the only truly future-proofed care cot that can be adapted to meet changing needs. This negates the need to purchase a new cot in the future so personal and public expenditure can be reduced. The Mascot, like the entire cot range from Theraposture, fully meets all relevant safety standards and come with a fully inclusive 3-year warranty. It is held in stock at Theraposture’s Wiltshire factory for fast delivery.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director concludes:

liam-braddell“Kidz North is always a busy show for us as many healthcare professionals and families regard Theraposture as the considered choice. Our products are proven and trusted to deliver safety, comfort and durability that not only helps young disabled users, but benefits whole families and their carers. We look forward to showcasing our new Home and Away bed at EventCity for the first time and encourage all visitors to come and enjoy our free chocolates!”

Discover why Rotoflex rotating beds from Theraposture are the considered choice at Rise 4 Disability

At Rise 4 Disability, Theraposture will be showcasing the largest and most advanced range of assistive rotating beds, including the Rotoflex 235 Plus with the world’s first Powered Rising Heel Support.


25th September 2019: Rise 4 Disability, Kent Showground. Detling, Maidstone, Kent. ME14 3JF. map
Stand 111. Open 9:30am – 4pm


Theraposture Rotoflex Bed – the largest range of rotational beds that assist users from a supine to fully upright seated position with feet on the floor. The Rotoflex is the original turning bed refined over 20 years which is patented and cannot be directly copied. It is the only rotational bed in the world with a Powered Rising Heel Support for supported leg elevation. The bespoke Theraposture range includes low access, bariatric and double combination versions available with a variety of specialist mattresses.

Assessors sat on turning bed

Theraposture Trusted Assessors will be explaining the unique benefits of the Rotoflex bed at Rise4Disability Kent.

The Rotoflex is regularly prescribed by therapists as it includes vertical lift in the seated position ie. it does not tip users forward like other beds or riser chairs. This is critical for safe sit-to-stand transfers especially for those with strength and balance inconsistencies resulting from neurological conditions. The Rotoflex is proven to save care costs up to £27,000 per annum as independent living can be facilitated with carers reduced from two-to-none.

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Trusted Assessor comments:

“I have worked with a significant number of clients who experience difficulties with bed transfers. I am confident that the Rotoflex is the most appropriate intervention available in meeting their needs and allowing participation in activities of daily living.”

 

NEW: Optional powered rising heel support

The original and trusted Rotoflex is the ONLY rotating bed that can be supplied with the patented Powered Rising Heel Support to provide fully supported leg elevation. This pioneering technology from Theraposture provides invaluable relief from circulation, pressure and fluid retention issues. This new feature can only be specified on Rotoflex beds from Theraposture – either within new products or retrofitted to existing models.

The bespoke Theraposture range is the widest available and includes:

  • Rotoflex 200 Mk2 bespoke – a tailor-made solution available in a variety of sizes and styles
  • Rotoflex 200 Low – the lowest access rotating bed for smaller or shorter users
  • Rotoflex 300 – assured bariatric support with user weight capacity of 250kg (39 stone)
  • Rotoflex Community 175 – a bed designed for NHS/social care loans
  • New Rotoflex 235 Plus – an inclusive, streamlined solution that is suitable for a wide range of needs with a Powered Rising Heel Support as standard

Occupational Therapist Shaun Masters to present ‘Getting legs into bed’ CPD seminars at OT Show

Shaun Masters, OTAt the OT Show, Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Trusted Assessor, will be presenting unmissable 15-minute CPD-accredited seminars on the Theraposture stand focused on proven solutions for safer independent bed transfers. (J40, NEC, Birmingham, 27 and 28 November 2019).

Shaun has extensive experience within community-based enablement in the public sector. He will be sharing his experience and knowledge at the NEC so OTs can gain invaluable advice and insight into proven assistive beds and cots for Adults and Paediatrics. Shaun seminars at the exhibition will include highlights from Theraposture’s new workshop training programme which is available across the UK.

 


‘Getting legs into bed’:

Enabling independent transfers for those unable to safely get into or out of bed.

‘Express’ seminars presented by Shaun Masters, OT. Theraposture stand, J40.
27 and 28 November, 10:00-10:15, 11:00-11:15, 12:00-12:15, 14:00-14:15, 15:00-15:15.


These presentations will highlight key considerations regarding a safe transfer into, out of and away from a bed. From a clinical point of view, Shaun will demonstrate why a Leg Lifter, variable
height/profiling bed and Rotoflex turning bed system can be appropriate for improved occupational performance in a variety of client scenarios. He will focus on achieving client enablement and independence along with reduced carer intervention and cost. The seminars will feature the new Rotoflex 235 Plus Mk2 rotational bed – its predecessor won the OT Show ‘Excellence in Caring‘ Award at last year’s event.

Shaun Masters OT leading educational class on adjustable beds
Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Theraposture Trusted Assessor, will be hosting the ‘Getting legs into bed’ educational product seminar at the OT Show.

Learning objectives/benefits of attendance:

  • Interactive demonstrations of Leg Lifter, Chair Bed and Rotoflex turning bed
  • See and try three proven solutions to the problem of getting in and out of bed
  • Understand potential care cost savings and reduced carer intervention
  • Understand why certain products are relevant to particular conditions
  • Appreciate the wellbeing benefits for couples of double combination beds with a Rotoflex
  • Discover why Theraposture manufactures bed frames and mechanisms in metal rather than wood
  • Understand key legislation for appropriate adjustable bed recommendation
  • Gather case studies for evidence of successful outcomes
  • Add to your required CPD hours

In addition to express seminars, Shaun and fellow Trusted Assessors will be available to provide information regarding Theraposture’s new Lunch & Learn educational workshops. These free-to-attend group sessions can be organised across the UK or at Theraposture’s headquarters in Wiltshire. They count to CPD hours and provide expert recommendations regarding assistive beds, moving and handling, and appropriate solutions for specific conditions.

Shaun Masters, OT, comments:

“I would like to welcome all fellow peers to my express seminars on the Theraposture stand at The OT Show. These sessions will provide an invaluable opportunity to explain the latest and effective, assisted sleeping solutions that meet the challenges of statutory and private budgets. We will also be able to discuss and share frontline experience and ideas with a view to enhancing client care and independence.”

Theraposture launches free ‘Getting legs into bed’ CPD workshops for Healthcare Professionals

Theraposture has introduced a new educational programme for OT professionals, delivered by their experienced team of Trusted Assessors.

FREE Lunch & Learn CPD workshops for healthcare professionals


‘Getting legs into bed’

FREE Lunch & Learn CPD workshops for healthcare professionals.
Hosted by your regional Theraposture Trusted Assessor.


Invaluable product demonstrations for Carers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Moving & Handling Practitioners.

Getting legs into bed workshop

FREE Lunch & Learn CPD workshops for healthcare professionals


‘Getting legs into bed’

FREE Lunch & Learn CPD workshops for healthcare professionals – Hosted by Shaun Masters, OT and Trusted Assessor


OT Workshop July 2019

 

Shaun Masters OT to deliver client-centred cot prescription advice on Kidz West exhibition stand

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Trusted Assessor, will be available on the Theraposture stand at Kidz to Adultz Wales and West, to offer expert advice regarding care cots for disabled children and young adults.


4th July 2019, 9.00am – 4.30pm. Thornbury Leisure Centre, Bristol, BS35 3JB. Stand A3. Map
FREE PROFESSIONAL THERAPOSTURE TAPE MEASURE FOR ALL VISITING THERAPISTS.


Shaun Masters with Mascot Cot

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Trusted Assessor, will be available on stand A3 at Kidz to Adultz Wales and West.

Organised by the charity Disabled Living, regional Kidz exhibitions provide a rewarding opportunity to see the latest assistive products, services and associated charities. Theraposture is a long-standing supporter of these events and will once again be showcasing its popular and trusted range of adjustable cots and beds.

This ethical specialist believes appropriate product provision is only possible through assessment-led services hence works closely with Occupational Therapists to ensure positive outcomes for all. This approach is strengthened by Theraposture’s in-house OT, Shaun Masters, who will be available at Kidz to Adultz Wales & West on stand A3 to discuss individual client cases on a one-to-one basis.

All healthcare professionals, carers and families are invited to meet Shaun so a better understanding of care cots can be achieved. Shaun will highlight the key product features and benefits to consider in relation to various common conditions and challenging behaviour, with particular emphasis on compliance regarding risk of entrapment and safe working heights.

Discussions will be informal and allow visitors to seek solutions to current situations and access topical case studies that illustrate why Theraposture cots are the considered choice. Through his extensive frontline experience, Shaun will offer advice regarding a multitude of care scenarios and how best to maximise safety and comfort for young users. Equally, solving the needs of carers can also be discussed in terms of safe working heights and moving and handling best practice.

Shaun Masters, OT, comments:

“I would encourage all OTs and parents looking for safe adjustable sleeping solutions to meet me at Kidz West. With the support of quality Theraposture cots, such as the popular Mascot Mk2, I will be practically demonstrating the many product features to assess when prescribing a suitable bed.

Design will be explored in relation to specific paediatric conditions so occupational performance and sleep hygiene can be optimised. Topics such as functionality, padding and safety legislative will all be discussed along with the major consideration – future proofing. By specifying truly modular designs, the changing needs of a user can be continually met without the need to purchase new cots in the future. This cost effective approach is of significant importance both for public sector and personal budgets.”

Alongside Mascot cots and a Theracare adjustable bed, there will be free educational information available on the Theraposture stand. This will include informative case studies, funding and ownership guidance and details regarding Theraposture’s provision of cots through Newlife’s Emergency Equipment Loan Services.

All healthcare professionals will receive a free quality tape measure to assist with everyday client assessments and the usual irresistible chocolates will be available to all.

OT Shaun Masters successfully delivers first ever CPD care cot seminar at Kidz exhibition

Aimed at assisting healthcare professionals with care cot prescriptions, Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Theraposture Trusted Assessor, has delivered a well-attended CPD seminar at Kidz to Adultz South.

Shaun Masters with Mascot Cot

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist delivered a well-attended care cot seminar for professionals at Kidz South.

CPD-accredited educational seminars

The Kidz South exhibition once again provided the opportunity for therapists, carers and families to see and experience the latest products and services for disabled children and young adults.

In addition to specialist exhibition stands, the show included CPD-accredited educational seminars focusing on a range of topics vital to everyday professional practice. Shaun’s session was the first to be focused on care cots and he is planning further associated topics in the future.


Becoming confident in prescribing cot beds for better sleep hygiene, client care and moving and handling


Shaun’s session entitled: ‘Becoming confident in prescribing cot beds for better sleep hygiene, client care and moving and handling’, explored the many aspects to consider when specifying beds for maximum occupation.

On paediatric sleeping solutions

Shaun highlighted the difficulties faced with prescribing paediatric sleeping solutions and discussed the wider implications on health and day-to-day function whilst examining our nature to care for others. Topics also featured future proofing for a child’s needs as they develop and how this has an impact on parent and carer capabilities.

On safety & legislation

Over 75 Occupational Therapists attended the seminar to listen to Shaun’s experience as a fellow healthcare professional in terms of choosing future-proofed solutions.

He explained that the cheapest cot is not always the best choice for long term value and durability and a fully modular design gives flexibility for future or varying needs. This subsequently reduces equipment wastage and maximises budget expenditure both in the public and private sector.

BSEN60601-2-52 – Safe working heights

Other key areas that Shaun illustrated at Kidz South included legislation regarding safe working heights and entrapment risks – both factors that can be misunderstood or overlooked. He explained the importance of selecting cots that fully conform to British Standard BSEN60601-2-52 regarding safe working heights ie. they provide appropriate variable height technology to ensure back injury is minimised for carers. Many cots do provide hi-lo functionality but may not provide the required range.

Cot Safety and Padding

Equally, considering the quality, material, application and fitting of safety padding needs to be carefully assessed when selecting a cot. This is to ensure that users are not exposed to gaps or entrapment risks especially if they are highly active or have challenging behaviour.

Following his presentation

Shaun was able to leverage his 15 years of experience to assist fellow peers who required specific information for individual client cases. OTs were able to visit the Theraposture stand so they could understand fully, why truly modular care cots such as the Mascot Mk2, provide the most cost effective solution for statutory services and private provision.

Feedback from delegates was positive regarding Shaun’s educational content and several expressed an interest in the possibility of further paediatric and adult product training by Theraposture.

If you are interested in future training seminars please contact us.

Shaun Masters OT to deliver educational care cot seminar at Kidz to Adultz South

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Trusted Assessor, in association with Theraposture, will be delivering a seminar at the Kidz to Adultz South exhibition.


Exhibition details

Thursday 16th May 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm,
Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Farnborough, GU14 6FD.  Stand F1.
Free entry and parking.
FREE PROFESSIONAL THERAPOSTURE TAPE MEASURE FOR ALL VISITING THERAPISTS.


What you’ll find

The Kidz exhibitions organised by Disabled Living provide a unique opportunity to see the latest products and services for disabled children and young adults.

Accredited Seminars

The showcase includes a series of CPD accredited seminars for professionals and families which cover a range of issues relevant to independent and assisted living.

By attending these sessions, healthcare professionals can gain valuable hours to their CPD portfolio and discover the latest educational material that assists their clients.

Shaun Master OT demonstrating adjustable foot rest

Shaun Master OT demonstrating the Rotoflex bed’s footrest.

Shaun Masters, OT, will present:

Becoming confident in prescribing cot beds for better sleep hygiene, client care and moving and handling

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist, BSc Hons
16th May, 10:30am, Seminar Room 2

More about the Seminar

Synopsis

The seminar will explore the difficulties faced with prescribing paediatric sleeping solutions. It will explore the wider implications on health and day-to-day function whilst examining our nature to care for others. Topics will also highlight future proofing for a child’s needs as they progress, become older, heavier and stronger and how this has an impact on the parents/carers abilities. Parents still want to hold, lift and nurture their child, but is this sustainable when looking at safe moving and handling?

Learning outcomes

  • Have a greater understanding of the wider implication on achieving good sleep hygiene
  • Prescribe the most appropriate cot bed for your client

About the speaker

Shaun Masters is a registered OT with over 15 years of public sector experience. He specialises in community-based re-enablement and has particular expertise in moving and handling – both in
adult and paediatric sectors.

Shaun will be available throughout the exhibition on the Theraposture stand, F1, for further questions and to discuss client cot needs on a one-to-one basis.