Careflex introduce the new HydroTilt®
19th July 2016
After listening to their customers, the new HydroTilt® now has a unique, angle adjustable, padded, flip-up footplate as standard. The footplate accommodates fixed angles of plantarflexion at the ankle, and provides a more restful ankle position while supporting the foot and is an essential part of the chair.
“In a normal seated posture, 19% of an average person’s body weight is distributed through the ankles and heels, making the feet a high-risk area for pressure ulcers. Therefore, a footplate is essential.”
Careflex explains, “It has now been a work horse chair in hospitals and the community for 20 years. It has been much copied and there are some cheaper ‘versions’ out there in the marketplace. But, as ever, you do get what you pay for. CareFlex chairs are built to last. Our guarantees are worth having. In fact, we can honestly say, the number of problems with the HydroTilt over the years have been minimal. It is a well-thought out, effective design which is simple to use and virtually problem free.”
There is also ’25° Negative Angle Leg Rest’, this facilitates standing and offers a more comfortable seating position for those with tight hamstrings along with removable covers as an optional extra where attention to infection control is critical such as care homes and hospitals.
Senior Occupational Therapist from Badby Park says, “I have used Careflex chairs for over 10 years, particularly for individuals with Huntington’s Disease. The HydroTilt is an extremely robust long lasting chair, even after years of use. I have had these chairs pressured mapped with Huntington Disease patients and have had extremely positive results.”
Careflex are on the hunt to try and find the oldest HydroTilt still alive out there doing its job. If you know of a HydroTilt over 10 years old, then get in touch with them.