PLAY, REST, SLEEP
by Oltremorbido Fumagalli
“Rehabilitation” means leading a person on a path that gives back “abilities”, increasing the interaction ability with the surrounding environment. It means in few words to develop autonomy, self-esteem and social relationships. The aids is an essential tool in this process. Choose a proper aid is also crucial for the stage of relaxation and rest, but before addressing the problem of the choice of an aids, we must put ourselves to few questions: What does the child really need? What do parents need? The answers to these questions allow us to place the basic needs emerging in several broad categories, including: facilitate the transfer and increase the autonomy; facilitate the care and personal hygiene; socialise, communicate. Maintain proper posture and comfort and prevent pain and deformity... Even for moments dedicated to rest!*
* From “The Posture Manual: development age: rehabilitation approach and day life”.
OLTREMORBIDO modular system
For more than forty years Fumagalli is active on the domestic and international markets with products, originally dedicated to children with disabilities that have become a must for all situations where a soft environment for the activities is suggested.
The attention to the children with special needs forced us great care and competence in the design of forms, choice of colors, selection of the most suitable materials for each subject, not to mention the need for a harmonious whole: modularity, different thickness of fillings, upholstery of many kinds to give comfort and different feelings.
This special range of cushions has been designed to accommodate children and support them during relaxation phases or floor exercises. Suitable for all ages, the cushions have different shapes and structures to offer different positions and arrangements, modelling themselves in the physiotherapist’s or mother’s hands and adapting to the part of the body that needs to be supported.
When the child is sitting or lying down on the bed or mat for exercises, these pillows enable suitable postural positioning in the most comfortable way possible, always ensuring that injuries are prevented, especially when a prolonged position is required.
They are made with a polystyrene microbead filling in a stretch fabric elastic lining, highly breathable and above all very pleasant to the touch, also ideal for children who like to sink their face into the pillow. The amount of micro-granules contained in the padding of these pillows can be further customised by adding or removing part of the padding already present through a strategic opening in the lining.
Happlebox is the exclusive distributor for UK and Ireland of Fumagalli's special needs aids and rehabilitation equipment.
Fumagalli – an Italian based company – is in the special needs market since almost the last 40 years. Its mission is the research and development and manufacture of rehabilitation aids and equipment to meet the special needs of people (in particular of children) with severe motor disabilities.