The Physio Body Anchor is used by Physiotherapists. It helps stop patients from sliding down the therapy table.
This is particularly helpful when using the Physio Traction Belt, combined with the Brian Mulligan Method.
Position the padded metal loop firmly under the axilla, or in the groin. Pass the webbing under the front of the therapy table. Wrap the webbing around the framework a couple of times and then buckle together. Adjust the webbing and, if necessary ask the patient to shuffle down the therapy table so the Anchor is kept firmly in place.
When placing the Anchor in the groin, position the straps under the patient, not across their chest.
Wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant. Wipe dry. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.
Regularly inspect the webbing and buckle for signs of wear.
Warning: Inspect buckles before use. They are made from Delrin® a strong material but may break if mistreated.
General Manual Handling Warning: Manual Handling products are designed to assist carers to help patients. They will not make the carer stronger or fitter, but with correct training and use of the products, should make manual handling easier and safer for both staff and patients. When training, practise with an able-bodied colleague. If any procedure is not comfortable or is difficult and puts the carer or patient in a dangerous position, the participants should call out to stop the manoeuvre, recover and recommence. Never jeopardise your health by straining, twisting or being incorrectly positioned when manual handling. Always select the most appropriate equipment for the patient’s current condition and if in doubt, use mechanical equipment. Ask your Manual Handling adviser for individual guidance.
Correct Buckle Threading: Click here to view a video showing the correct way to thread a buckle onto the webbing. It is vital that the buckles on this product are correctly fitted. Contact us if you need to order a replacement buckle if one is broken.