The Boston Junior can be used as a general porter chair, but is equally suited to conditions, such as Parkinson’s that require a chair that can be used as part of an intensive 24-hour care programme.
With its choice of interchangeable seat and back cushion designs, each with its own unique pressure management features, combined with the chairs extensive range of movement delivered through the unique mechanism it can be used across a wide range of users with differing conditions.
Highly engineered it provides the user and the carer with an extensive range of pressure management features, including the mechanism that allows for the independent movement of the Tilt in Space, Backrest Recline and Leg Rest Elevation functions enabling a whole range of postural positions. The carer can continually reposition the user to redistribute pressure and provide all day comfort.
Both reclining and tilt systems can provide pressure relief, increase circulation, improve head, neck and trunk control, improve functional posture and positioning, support safe transfers by various means and minimise variations / fluctuations in the client’s muscular control. Tilt and recline systems work predominantly by moving the persons centre of gravity which whilst maintaining posture and ergonomic support allows the pannus to be redistributed. This can be used to alleviate pressure, help the respiratory system and allow access for specific skin care tasks.
With some client conditions it has helped to reduce agitation, increased their levels of interaction and engagement in activities and provided them the opportunity to sleep in deep comfort. However, the Boston Junior is equally at home being used as a general porter chair.
The backrest and leg rest can be adjusted separately providing a further range of back and leg combinations to support improved posture and pressure management, particularly aiding the amount of hip flexion.
Couple this with the angle and height adjustable footplate and this makes the Boston Junior chair a highly versatile and comfortable pressure management porter.
The chair can be used with either a mobile or overhead hoist to support safe moving and handling techniques for carers.