At SymmetriKit their job is to help people achieve the best possible outcomes in 24-hour Postural Care. 24 Hour Postural Care means "Good Positioning". It's all about providing appropriate and comfortable support for those who cannot do this for themselves. Good Positioning is relaxing, comfortable, supportive, and sustainable. The equipment provided should be easy to live with and have minimal impact on carers. The Positive outcomes we strive for include enhanced function, comfort, sleep, and protection of body shape as well as easier care routines.”
The Acheeva® Learning Stations provide full support in supine, prone, or side-lying to protect body shape and respiratory function.
Powered height adjustment enables sliding or standing transfers and moving from class to bathroom can also be easily achieved with less disruption than a hoist.
Getting in on all the action at school just got easier!
Available with a support pack that includes bumpers, cushions, and brackets (as seen in our Symmetrisleep system), a side-lying board, and two table options.
The Acheeva is available in two sizes: Student and Graduate. Both models come with a 2-year warranty on the main column section and our 12-month warranty on all other parts.
“The Acheeva enables greater participation in class-based activities for children when positioned in alternative postures to sitting. The versatility of having a height-adjustable, maneuverable system that enables positioning in prone, supine and side-lying is invaluable in caring for a child with disabilities” Physiotherapist, Dame Hannah Rogers School 2013
The Acheeva® Student and Graduate:
The Graduate is the longer version of the Acheeva® - providing safety and support for those who have outgrown their Student.
On-board electronic battery protection included as standard -
prevents battery damage and increases reliability.
Sitting well is harder work than it looks. It takes effort to maintain a balanced position and if you can't do that, your chair has to do it for you. The Summetrikit chair provides proper positioning for long-term sitting and pressure relief.
In addition to providing the support you need to help relax, your Symmetrikit chair can be quickly re-positioned for mealtime, play, or activities.
The free-standing table has a generous work surface and can be angled and rotated to suit your needs.
It may be that you need just a bit of functional support, or it may be that you need something more complex. Either way, with our modular Symmetrikit chair, we can help by providing just the right amount of support for your needs.
Our chairs are available in 3 different sizes - all of which are adaptable to suit different needs. For a comparison of chair dimensions click Chair sizes.
We will be happy to discuss your requirements with you and can arrange a free demonstration or assessment
Symmetrisleep, combined with our gentle approach to postural care, helps children & adults to lie straight - improving health & function during the day.
Developed over 18 years ago, Symmetrisleep has been proven to provide comfortable support to those with even the most complex conditions. The system, which can be used day or night, is so adaptable it can be used in all lying positions - helping to provide the client with a good night's sleep.
Evidence from long-term studies and trials demonstrates the effectiveness of the system in improving some conditions and alleviating discomfort.
We continue to improve and develop the system after consultation and feedback from therapists, healthcare professionals, and the families of those using the system.
How does it work?
Coolover® fabrics contain tiny Omnitherm® microcapsules which absorb excess heat when the body is warm and release it back when the body cools - helping to maintain a more even temperature for a better night's sleep.....and because these 'clever' capsules are embedded in the fibers they get closer to the skin to offer the most effective, 'intelligent' temperature regulating fabric on the market!
CoolOver® and moisture
Excess moisture can cause discomfort and distress but with Coolover®, these issues can be alleviated due to its unique structure. Coolover® is a 'denier-gradient' fabric which means it has a slightly different structure on the outside to the inside. Wider channels near the skin draw moisture away and evaporation occurs on the other side of the fabric.
This reduces the risk of respiratory distress, rashes, and redness.
(CooloverTR3® cushion covers replace our earlier Safetysleep® products and can be fitted to any of our Lowzone® cushions).
We've also introduced a new vented sheet (shown below) for those who require a little more ventilation.