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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.

Free emergency bed loan services for disabled children at Kidz North


Thursday 8th November 2018. 9.30am – 4.30pm, EventCity, Barton Dock Road, Manchester. 
Free entry and parking. M17 8AS. Stand B10. Register free


Working with Newlife

Theraposture will be providing information and advice regarding its charity partners – Emergency Equipment Loan Service at Kidz to Adultz North.

Theraposture works with Newlife to loan adjustable cots and beds to children who are at serious risk of injury or in urgent need due to shortened life expectancy.

This service is free, unique and following an OT assessment, can usually provide a solution within 72 hours.

Sales women holding promotional flyers

Theraposture Specialist Product Advisors


Theraposture supports Newlife through the provision, delivery, installation and collection of appropriate equipment


Liam Braddell from Theraposture explains:

“We have successfully supported Newlife for several years and assisted many families in desperate need. Newlife’s Emergency Equipment Loan Services provide a crucial solution in often sensitive and urgent situations – our specialist height adjustable cots and beds help care for disabled children and allow parents to assist at safe working heights. Our quality safety padding is renowned for protection and is available with a variety of fun, reassuring patterns.

Following the loan period, it is common for families and OTs to request a permanent like-for-like cot replacement, either through Local Authority funding or a private purchase. Our products have already been proven and very much liked by the family, the child and the carers – hence appropriate cot provision is assured moving forward. Combine this with our comprehensive and caring support and all customers understand why we are the considered choice.”

Free information available

There will be free information on stand B10 which outlines Newlife’s Emergency Equipment Loan Services, Theraposture case studies and cot funding guides.

Product demonstrations

Theraposture will also be demonstrating two future-proofed Mascot Mk2 cots.

Lecture with man sitting on cot bed

Mascot Mk2 demonstration

The Mascot is a quality, fully modular solution that provides adaptability to solve changing user needs, negating the purchasing of new cots in the future.

Encompassing variable height, mattress profiling and anti-Trendelenburg / Trendelenburg positioning, it is the only cot that provides 4-8 door access flexibility on both sides. As with our entire cot range, the Mascot meets all relevant safety standards, come with a fully inclusive 3-year warranty and a 14-day Suitability Guarantee.

Mascot cots are held at Theraposture’s factory for fast delivery.

The trusted Theracare bed will also be on the stand – a proven and safe adjustable solution for young adults.

Future-proofed Mascot cot proves popular at relocated Kidz-to-Adultz South

We welcomed a healthy number of visitors to its exhibition stand at Kidz-to-Adultz South

Debuting at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Kidz South provided the opportunity for young people with disabilities, families and healthcare professionals to see the latest in assistive products and services.

New location

This modern and accessible venue delivered a fresh experience and attracted new visitors who had not previously attended a Kidz event.

exhibition stand on blue floor

Product demonstrations

The Trusted Assessors from Theraposture were able to demonstrate their quality adjustable bed and care cot range to a new audience who were seeking proven and safe sleeping solutions. The Mascot Mk2 with its truly future-proofed design proved to be very popular as it provides a cot that can change as user needs change.

Mascot cot and improved safety

For example, it is the only flexible cot design that is changed from 4-door (1 side opening) to 8-door opening (both sides) – hence care and safety can be maintained with one purchase, irrespective of changing needs. This is why the Mascot MK2 is the considered choice as it represents outstanding value for money.

Theraposture team with Newlife

Theraposture were supported once more on their stand by a representative from their partnering charity – Newlife, The Charity for Disabled Children.

Theraposture work very closely with the charity to provide Newlife’s Emergency Equipment Loans service – helping children at risk of serious injury and those in urgent need due to life-threatening/limiting conditions. Theraposture supplies, delivers, installs, maintains and collects its assistive products on behalf of Newlife. This service is FREE and often results in a solution being in place within 72 hours.

Theraposture will be exhibiting next at:
Kidz-to-Adultz Wales and West, 5th July 2018, Thornbury Leisure Centre, Bristol. BS35 3JB. Stand A20.

Theraposture to demonstrate why it is the considered choice for care cots at Kidz to Adultz North

Theraposture, the leading specialist for tailor-made adjustable care cots and beds for disabled children and young adults, will be showcasing its caring and ethical approach at Kidz to Adultz North.


16 th November: Kidz to Adultz North, Stand B13, 9.30am – 4.30pm EventCity, Barton Dock, Road Manchester M17 8AS.


Customer talking to event stand staff about cots

Since 1981, Theraposture has provided quality power-assistive beds, chairs and cots that are built to the highest of standards. Every handcrafted solution delivers exceptional long term value and is backed up by impeccable service and after-sales support. Our Trusted Assessors work closely with OTs and families so the most appropriate sleeping solution is supplied every time – backed up by a 14-day Suitability Guarantee and comprehensive warranties. This considered approach is enhanced by the provision of free educational material that helps professionals and parents make more informed decisions re cot provision. Printed copies of this material will be available at Kidz North along with downloads via the new Theraposture website.

In terms of products at the show Theraposture will be demonstrating a selection of height adjustable and profiling products from its proven range including the Mascot cot. Part of the extensive and trusted adjustable cot range from Theraposture, the future proof Mascot is the only fully flexible sleeping solution that can save money by adapting when needs change.

Mascot cot – raised position

Mascot cot – lowered position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mascot is:

  • Exceptional value, cost effective and future-proof – eliminates the need to purchase new cots in the future
  • Fully modular – interchangeable access on both sides, internal dividers and a range of door heights
  • Safe, reassuring and comfortable – bespoke cot design with interchangeable door inserts, precision padding and specialist mattresses

Cot case studies featuring the Mascot will be available on the stand and as part of the #MySafePlace social media campaign. This initiative aims to put the preferences of young cot users first through evidence based practice, funding advice and accurate legislative information.

Theraposture to extend market-leading Rotoflex bed range with pioneering new additions at OT Show

Theraposture will be reaffirming its position at the forefront of rotational bed solutions with the introduction of additional Rotoflex designs at the Occupational Therapy Show (stand D32, NEC, 22-23 November).


PIONEERING ROTOFLEX INNOVATIONS ON STAND D32 – TO BE UNVEILED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE OT SHOW – ALL PROFESSIONALS AND PRESS WELCOME.


demonstrating adjustable beds at the OT Show

The Theraposture stand at the 2017 OT Show will host the unveiling of ground-breaking Rotoflex bed innovations.

Solutions for OTs

Since 1981, Theraposture has been the considered choice for OTs seeking quality, reliable and proven rotational bed systems. The powered Rotoflex from Theraposture is the original and trusted turning bed that moves a user from a recumbent to fully upright seated position at the side of the bed. Its unique functionality includes vertical seat lift so users achieve safer sit-to-stand transfers and can enjoy greater independence at home. The Rotoflex range from Theraposture is the widest available which provides OTs and their clients with appropriate product provision every time. This range has just been extended with the introduction of two new Rotoflex models and a ground-breaking retro-fit option.

  • Proven to typically save up to £27,500 in annual care costs when two carers are reduced to none.
  • Can eliminate the need for moving and handling assistance so users can access and exit a bed on their own terms.
  • Lifestyle benefit is of significant value for all users especially those with progressive neurological conditions such as MS and Parkinson’s.
  • Owners are able to remain at home for longer without the expense and inconvenience of relocation into residential care.
  • Offers a solution to a wider demographic of people who can now benefit from comfort, safety and peace of mind.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director comments:

“I would like to invite all healthcare professionals onto our stand at the OT Show – the launch of our new Rotoflex beds is not to be missed. I believe these additional designs represent a breakthrough in ergonomics and support for end users. They build on the proven performance of our Rotoflex range with the addition of extra functionality, functionality that resolves a common problem.”

Liam continues:

“There may now be other rotating beds, but there is only one Rotoflex and we are going to explain why the Rotoflex is notably different, unique in its design and functionality, protected from direct copy and completely trusted for over 20 years. Our Trusted Assessors will be joined by the German inventor of the Rotoflex so OTs have the opportunity to understand why this turning bed solution is truly the
considered choice.”

Alongside these exciting innovations, Theraposture will be demonstrating the ‘future-proof’ Mascot Mark 2 Care Cot and the current popular Rotoflex Low Access bed. Trusted Assessors will be on hand throughout the show to discuss individual client needs and there will be a range of free educational literature available.

Newlife, the charity for Disabled Children, will also be on the stand ready to explain how its close relationship with Theraposture benefits paediatric OTs and their clients.

Therapost Newsletter September 2017

TheraPost from Theraposture September 2017 Come and see us at Rise 4 Disability

Come and discover why we are the considered choice at Rise 4 Disability

Thursday 7th Sept: Rise 4 Disability, Stand B1, Kent Showground, Maidstone, ME14 3JF, 10am-4pm, free admission.

Our bespoke adjustable beds, cots and chairs are the considered choice for families, healthcare professionals and individuals living with disability. Each handcrafted solution is carefully considered through assessment based provision and by working closely with OTs so that positive outcomes are achieved everytime.

On stand B1 and in ‘Speed Sourcing’ Sessions:


  • See why our original and proven Rotoflex rotational bed is the considered choice
  • See why our Mascot is considered the most effective future-proof care cot available today!

Rotoflex and Mascot - the considered choices Theraposture 14-day Suitability GuaranteeOur client- and therapist-centred approach includes:referential prices for OTs

  • Free home assessments
  • Trusted and experienced assessors to help with specifying equipment
  • Written reports with helpful justification
  • Electronic itemised quotes
  • Fast delivery from stock
  • Free loan beds if needed
  • 14 day Suitability Guarantee
  • 3 year FULLY inclusive warranty
  • Service and maintenance packages available

 

New! Care cot funding guide

Theraposture to offer essential funding guidance for care cots at Kidz-to-Adultz-South

Theraposture, the trusted specialist in adjustable beds and care cots for disabled children, will be offering vital guidance regarding funding and demonstrations of its latest Mascot cot at Kidz-to-Adultz-South.

Thursday 8th June 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ. Stand 313.

Organised by Disabled Living, Kidz-to-Adultz-South provides a free and friendly opportunity for parents, therapists and carers to test and compare the latest products and services for disabled children and young adults.

As one of the most popular exhibitors at Kidz, Theraposture will be demonstrating examples from its quality range including a Theracare adjustable bed and the latest version of its future-proof Mascot care cot. The new Mascot with 120cm high-sided doors will be launched at the show as it provides the ideal solution to keep older children and young adults safe and reassured. It is handcrafted with a range of door inserts such as safe soft Perspex and colourful rails that provide a welcoming space that is not visually enclosed – ensuring clear engagement with carers and parents. As with all Mascots, this latest version negates the need to purchase a new cot in the future – it can be adapted to meet changing needs and hence provides the most cost effective solution available.

Alongside product demonstrations by friendly Trusted Assessors, Theraposture will be offering guidance documents about ‘funding routes and your rights to the correct solution for your child’. Supported by their partner charity, Newlife, this information explains possible funding options through statutory services, charities and private purchases. It also highlights 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.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director comments:

“As a caring specialist bed and cot manufacturer we believe that supporting disabled children, families and therapists through useful and accurate information is crucial. With the right facts, families and professionals can be empowered to make informed decisions regarding the most appropriate equipment. They also have greater knowledge to assist with grant applications so disabled children can own the right adjustable bed or cot for their needs. We continue to work closely with OTs and parents so positive outcomes are achieved for everyone.”

#MySafePlace

Theraposture’s Mascot cot proven to be the preferred choice for parents and disabled children at Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle

Theraposture and its power-adjustable Mascot care cot have received positive feedback from families and disabled children visiting Kidz-to- Adultz-Middle (16th March 2017, Ricoh Arena, Coventry).

Disabled child in wheelchair

Steve, Theraposture Trusted Assessor (centre left) and Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director (centre right) with a family who were keen to share their positive Mascot experiences at Kidz-to- Adultz-Middle.

Showcasing a selection of paediatric products

Theraposture showcased a selection of paediatric products from its quality adjustable bed range including a high sided Hannah cot, Theracare Low adjustable bed and future proof Mascot cot. The electrically powered Mascot is the only variable height cot that provides complete flexibility as it can be adapted to suit changing needs. When a child grows and develops the Mascot can be reconfigured with different access options, door heights and design features – a cot for life that negates the need to purchase a new bed in the future.

This cost effective, future proof cot is the assured solution that provides a visually open space that is safe for children with challenging behaviour or specialist support needs. It can be specified with Theraposture’s precision-fitted padding and a choice of door inserts ranging from coloured rails to Perspex – all helping to provide a safe space that is not enclosed. The Mascot continues to make a huge difference to the well- being of disabled children whilst delivering peace of mind to parents – once again reiterated by families visiting Kidz-to- Adultz-Middle.

Theraposture stand at Kidz in the Middle

 

Engaging with families

The Theraposture Trusted Assessors were busy throughout the show explaining why the Mascot is the preferred choice for parents looking to give their child safety and reassurance. Several families who already own a Mascot visited the stand and reiterated this message as Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director explains: “We were delighted to welcome so many existing and potential customers onto our stand at Kidz Middle this year – it was a lively and positive show as ever. Engaging face-to- face with families gives us the opportunity to hear about the latest challenges they face and how we can hopefully resolve them.”

Theraposture sales team

Liam continues:

“Some parents and therapists have been told by their equipment services that providing a care cot can be difficult currently due to an argument regarding ‘deprivation of liberty’. This can lead to frustration for many professionals and families as often the recommended alternative can be a mattress at floor level within a padded environment. Many of the families and therapists we met at Kidz-to- Adultz felt this alternative was no different to sleeping in a safe and secure adjustable cot bed – apart from the obvious lack of manual handling assistance for parents and carers. Parents in particular found this alternative difficult to accept as they had often observed their children were clearly happier and contented when playing or sleeping in a Mascot through positive facial expressions and body language. Plus, parents could relax in the knowledge their child could not injury themselves when unsupervised at night.” Liam concludes: “From a practical point of view the height adjustable Mascot is also essential for parents as it provides safe working heights. It eliminates excessive bending or stooping when attending to children so potential back injury can be avoided. If mattress platform profiling is included in a Mascot a child can sleep with their head elevated which is essential when using a ventilator or being tube fed at night. All-in-all we know how good our Mascot is, however to hear such positive feedback from existing clients will enhance the faith OTs and families already place in our beds and cots.”

 

#MySafePlace

Discover why the Mascot Mk2 is the only ‘future-proof’ cot for children at Kidz South

We will be once again exhibiting a selection of our popular assistive beds and cots at Kidz South:

4th June 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm. Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ. 9.30am – 4.30pm. Stand 313. (Map)

Kidz South is the second of four regional events organised each year by Disabled Living. They provide free opportunities for parents, families and carers to test and compare the latest products and services for disabled children. Alongside other specialist suppliers, we will be demonstrating our power-adjustable Mascot Mark 2 care cot, Theracare low bed and high-sided Hannah cot with highly regarded Theraposture safety padding.

Our latest Mascot is the first and only fully modular cot in the UK that 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. As its configuration and design can be changed or modified over and over again, it represents the most cost effective concept ever.

The Theracare low bed also provides a highly beneficial care solution. It is a variable height and profiling bed with the advantage of low access – ideal for keeping individuals safe that are prone to falling out of bed. As the bed can be raised to a comfortable working height, carers and parents can also attend to children without the worry of back or muscle strain.

Our Kidz South showcase is completed by a 135cm tall Hannah cot. This impressive and spacious cot provides a safe and welcoming space for challenging children through a clever and attractive design. Features include innovative door locks, electrically operated variable height and/or profiling and attractive safety padding.

We would like to welcome all visitors to Kidz South onto our stand, 313, see you there!