What is it?
The Rachel Harness is smart, fun, light weight and enables a child or adult to build their confidence when standing or sitting and can be worn all day, as a jacket
The Rachel Harness was designed and released on to the Market in 2002 and was originally inspired by a little boy called Oliver who wanted to be included in play and floor tasks at school but needed the extra security that a hoist harness would allow. The Rachel harness was designed not to replace a sling but to provide a solution which would encourage natural patterns of movement, improve standing tolerance, be used in rehabilitation and reduce handling.
Studies have shown that developing motor ability in children with disabilities has a direct effect on their life span. The benefits of physical activity encouraged by the Rachel Harness can improve muscle strength, muscle function and aerobic capacity.
Research has supported the notion that strength is directly related to motor function; strengthening programs focusing on the lower extremities have been shown to improve functional abilities such as walking and have been used over recent years particularly in strength programs for those with Cerebral Palsy.
The Rachel Harness provides an additional layer of safety for those end-users who have are using a strength training program focusing on the lower extremities.
Disabled adults and children benefit from improved balance, motion control, joint movement, coordination and improves quality of life and feelings of well-being. This hugely popular hoist-able jacket has a quick clip-on, clip-off tape attachment allows the caregiver to quickly attach the user to the hoist if required, no need to worry about children who do not want to sit still long enough for a sling or harness to be applied. Manufactured in a high density open weave mesh, durable and can be used for bathing as drains freely and is quick drying.
Ideal for communal activities and play, the Rachel Harness is a more inclusive transfer/support aid specifically designed to give young end users independence, allow for physical rehabilitation and develops social skills. Perfect for schools, residential care and homecare.
Detachable tapes allow for hoisting to take place without impeding the end user’s ability to play once transferred. Is also perfect for parents who are unable to lift their child themselves, promoting independent transfers.
Available in one material type:
Mesh – High density open weave mesh, durable, used for bathing as quick drying. SUITABLE FOR BATHING
Wash at 85°C – Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C)
NB: Images above show adjustable sliding tapes. Product will be supplied with colour coded Silva-Safety Slot® tapes as standard.