Smirthwaite Whirl

Taylor Therapy ‘Whirl’

MHRA ADVANTAGES

Foot Support
Foot supports secured with hook and loop fastening and two screws to prevent movement by user

Knee Support
Multi-adjustable

Pelvic Support
Multi-adjustable front supporting surface
Adjustable padded buckle cover on straps

Thoracic Support
Angle adjustment available on thoracic support
Adjustable padded buckle cover on straps

Access
Hinged foot supports to assist access

Positioning
Multi-angle positioning
Markers to indicate angle

Tray
Removable padding between front thoracic support and tray
Additional elbow support – extends beyond chest girth

Material
“Looks modern – teenage fabric”
Four colour options available

Safety
Handle to adjust angle can be disengaged to prevent accidental or unauthorized adjustment
CE mark

DWC ADVANTAGES

Adjustability
Very adjustable at all levels
Can change angle and rotate at trunk, pelvis and each knee block separately
Can change angle from prone to upright while child is in frame

MHRA LIMITATIONS

Head Support
No head support options

Tray
Bowl infill causes ridge when writing on paper on top of tray
High tray bracket (740mm) would limit use of frame with other furniture

Positioning
When changing angle, unable to see user as angle control situated under tray

DWC LIMITATIONS

Cost
Expensive

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Very high or changing tone
  • Contractures
  • Pelvis very tilted or rotated
  • Lower limb length discrepancy
  • Spinal injuries; easy to get in from wheelchair

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • No comments made

 

 

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