Soft yet firm versatile support option
These soft fibre wedges are manufactured using a specialist fibre and are covered in a soft yet durable polyester-mix material. The fibre is highly breathable and wicks moisture away from the skin, allowing the person to remain comfortable whilst reducing the risk of tissue damage.
The soft fibre wedges increase the patient’s base of support – this can spread the load and reduce body tone. It is recommended to use a soft fibre wedge to support the patient in a therapeutic manner. The fibre wedge counters the forces acting on the patient’s body, however in areas where forces acting on the body are stronger, we recommend using alternative Simple Stuff Works supports.
The wedges are tapered at one end, meaning they can be used in a variety of positions and at different areas of the body such as the pelvis, rib cage, head. This will have the effect of maintaining the body’s position or improving it. The wedge is positioned between the two layers of stabilising mesh alongside the patient’s body. It can be used to support the patient in a variety of assessed positions including supine and side lying.
They are available in five different sizes.
The intended purpose of Simple Stuff Works is therapeutic positioning of the body in the lying posture, and is a gentle therapy used for those with movement difficulties. When used correctly it may help protect and restore an individual’s body shape. The system has no Velcro or screw action fixings, so silent changes of position can be made with little disruption to the person whilst in bed.
The Simple Stuff Works way provides high quality education and therapeutic positioning equipment with an aim to eradicate the preventable problems associated with body shape distortion.
Simple Stuff Works advisors and colleagues are all highly experienced, having written some of the leading research into Postural Care and its effects. Medifab educators have been upskilled by these individuals and are ambassadors to promote protection of body shape.
Therapeutic positioning requires a comprehensive understanding from everyone involved if it is to be implemented successfully. Medifab with Simple Stuff Works is equipped to offer a range of training to support families, healthcare professionals and indeed anyone with an interest in therapeutic positioning. Our courses are accredited and license delegates to join a worldwide community of Postural Care Leaders with access to all our training materials and support.
Simple Stuff Works take pride in the fact that their equipment is silent, hygienic and simple to use. Training programs are available in Australia and New Zealand and will allow you to implement this powerful form of therapy as safely and as humanely as possible.