The Bedex Slider Mat is a complete system which includes a highly adaptable, versatile low - friction exercise mat system designed by a physiotherapist.

The mats an be used in lying, sitting, or standing. Suitable for users of all ages. The kits comprise of a base mat and mobile pads and are available in a range of sizes. The kits can be customised.

 

Practitioners Kit Home Exercise Kit Mini Kit

Applications

Bed
Floor
Table
Wall

Description
for all bed, table, floor and wall applications

Mats:
Large and Standard Mobile pads:
Large, Medium, 2 Foot & 2 Heel
Suspension Clips:
(one set of 3)
Practitioners’ Manual

Price = $350.00

Applications

Bed
Floor
Table
Wall

Description:
Standard Base Mat for most applications.

Mats:
Standard

Mobile pads:
Medium, 2 Foot & 2 Heel
Suspension Clips:
(one set of 2)
Starter Instruction Manual

Price = $160.00

Applications

Bed
Floor
Table
Wall

Description:
A small kit designed for use on the floor for ranging of the knee after knee replacement.

Mats:
Mini
Mobile pads:

Foot sized
Simple instruction sheet:

Price = $80.00

 

Gill Bartley
gillbartley@bedex.com.au
Ph 0407 080 238
Fax (08) 8390 3808

Address:
PO Box 1837
Burnside, 5066
South Australia

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PFD Safety Recomendations

Additional Safety Notes Regarding Use of the Slider Mat during floor applications with individuals who have impaired balance:

The frictional properties of flooring are an important variable in normal mobility conditions in workplaces, community areas, homes and care facilities. Frictional characteristics available at the ground-foot interface are dependent on: 􏰀 Extrinsic factors (the presence of contaminants, loose objects, the surface gradient and weather conditions) 􏰀 Intrinsic factors (gait characteristics including the required coefficient of friction, heel contact velocity, progression of the centre of mass, gait speed, step length and other modulatory changes) 􏰀 The task - whether reaching, walking, running, carrying a load or pushing / pulling / steering an object or responding to external perturbations.

The ability of individuals to move about safely and effectively in their surroundings is an essential part of independent living in the community, including the ability to cope with flooring with differing frictional characteristics. Physiotherapists currently provide education and advice on footwear, safe mobility strategies and modification of flooring surfaces to reduce the risks of slipping and tripping. In preparation for community ambulation, balance and mobility training are undertaken on a range of compliant surfaces, slopes, steps and obstacles. We provide advice to assist individuals to make sound mobility choices in a range of challenging conditions, including grassed, graveled, sandy, sloping and other complex surfaces. Temporal gait characteristics are measured and applied to advise on safe road crossing.

At present we have no structured tool to delve into whether subjects are capable of perceiving slip conditions and mobilizing on flooring surfaces with reduced friction, such as shopping centre flooring. The correct use of walking aids can be demonstrated through placement of sticks and crutches on low friction to ensure vertical forces are used and to discourage overloading of walking aids.

In my current practice I have commenced graded balance and mobility tasks on the BedEx Slider Mats with suitable high level patients who are preparing for community ambulation. I am developing clear guidelines for selection of appropriate patients for this intervention.

Suitable supervision of individuals undertaking high level mobility and balance tasks using floor applications is strongly recommended. Consideration of cognition (including but not limited to judgement, insight, impulse control, self monitoring, planning and memory), comprehension, vision, perception, behaviour and other factors will assist therapists to select appropriate subjects for this form of therapeutic intervention.

Gill Bartley Physiotherapist BedEx September 2007 gillbartley@bedex.com.au