Ideal for applications such as adaptive positioning, balance and muscle tone control. These versatile wedges are ideal for gross motor activities such as rolling, tumbling, and walking up- or downhill. Also recommended for fine and gross motor activities, along with dynamic movement patterns. They provide comfortable positioning for reading or fine motor activities. Wedges can be used as an alternative to sitting when a child lacks head control, balance or trunk control.
The wedges were designed to last during long periods of use and use by several children or adults. Built in handle opening makes them easy to carry. Stand-On-End design to stand the wedge up and out of the way when not in use.
Seamless and latex-free Soft-Touch material
Peel and tear resistant, impermeable to liquids
Anti-microbial protection built-in
Stand-On-End design for security and stability when not in use
Therapy wedges are practical, durable, and comfortable. Children and adults who need to increase tolerance to a prone position or improve proximal stability or head control can benefit from being positioned on a therapy wedge.
Therapy wedges have a versatile shape which is designed for gross motor activities such as tumbling, walking up or downhill, or creating comfortable environments for reading. The wedge needs to be used in a conjunction with activities that are fun and meaningful for the patient, so that the experience of being on the wedge is a positive one.
The patient works on head control as they lift their head to look at different focal points or items throughout the room. Weight bearing positions in prone improve strength and proximal stability. This position also helps to stretch muscles in the hips, knees, and shoulders.
Determining the size wedge to use
The front edge of the wedge should be the same height as the distance between the patient's wrist and their axilla (armpit) if weight bearing on extended arms is the
The height of the front of the wedge should be a bit less than the distance from the patient's elbow to the axilla if weight bearing on the forearms is more appropriate for the patient.
The small end of the wedge should ideally be high enough off the ground so that the patient's feet can hang over the edge in a neutral position (to avoid plantar flexion contractures).