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.”

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.”