By adding or removing supports to Quest Therapy Benches, children can be supported as little or as much as necessary to facilitate their requirements and that of their therapists.
The addition of hip supports - with thoracic or knee supports if necessary - enables children to be positively positioned by centralising the pelvis/torso, thus allowing the therapist to concentrate on other skill development, such as hand to mouth and cross body co-ordination. Supports can be removed as the child develops until they can maintain a central sitting position by themselves.
The Hip Symmetry System is designed for use with Quest Therapy Benches and helps to control and support the hips to assist with sitting balance and standing training. The Hip Symmetry Pads are width adjustable and can be used in conjunction with Thoracic Symmetry System and/or Knee Control System if necessary.
The Thoracic Symmetry System is adjustable in height as well as width and provides a higher degree of trunk support than simply using the hip symmetry pads alone. The thoracic pads can be easily removed for targeted training and upper body exercises if required.
Quest's Knee Supports are L-shaped meaning they can be mounted at 180 degrees to help control adduction or abduction, the knee supports help push the pelvis firmly against the hip pad. Closed cuff knee blocks are also available, for more information on these and other accessories which are available for the benches such as lap belts and footboards please call Head Office on 01952 463050.
Important Note: Both the Thoracic and Knee pads MUST be used in conjunction with a hip support, however both are available to purchase independently if being used with an existing bench which already has a hip support.
A universal attachment block complete with fasteners is required for attachment of both Hip Supports and Knee Supports to the bench. The universal attachment block is included with the purchase of the hip symmetry system.
Hip, thoracic and knee control pads are available for use with the small and large benches only and are not available for the extra large bench.