Frequently Asked Questions:
Is the Tumble Forms 2 Wedges Latex Free?
Yes, the Therapy Wedge is latex free.
Who can benefit from using a therapy wedge?
Children and adults who need in increase tolerance to the prone or improve proximal stability or head control may benefits from being positioned on a wedge.
How do you go about setting a therapy wedge program for a child and how do I know what size wedge to choose?
Set up of a the therapy wedge depends on the child and his/her therapeutic objectives. The front edge of the wedge should be the same height as the distance between the child's wrist and their axilla (armpit) if weight bearing on extended arms is the objective.
The height of the front of the wedge should be a bit less than the distance from the child's elbow to the axilla if weight bearing on the forearms is more appropriate for the child.
The small end of the wedge should ideally be high enough off the ground so that the child's feet can hang over the edge in a neutral position (to avoid plantar flexion contractures).
The positioning wedge needs to be used in a conjunction with activities that are fun and meaningful for the child, so that the experience of being on the wedge is a positive one.
What are the benefits of using an adaptive wedge?
The child works on head control as they lifts their head to look at focal points 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.
Are there any other alternatives to using a therapy wedge?
If the child is having very little success lifting his/her head, the static wedge may be too advanced for him. Gentle rolling on a therapy ball or a saddle roll in a prone position may offer better head support. The child who has difficulty tolerating being in a prone position should not be required to maintain this position for long periods of time. The child that tends to roll may need some side modification to prevent rolling off the wedge.