Stroke/Head injury/Hemiplegia

Although our first garments were designed for people who had paraplegia or quadriplegia, it wasn't long before we became aware of the needs of people with hemiplegia, who may or may not be wheelchair users.

Someone who has hemiplegia and uses a wheelchair needs the same cut as every other wheelchair user, but he also needs garments which can be managed with one hand to give him independence.  For this reason we designed the unique drop front trousers which can be fastened easily with one hand but the outer front drops down easily to allow complete independence in personal care and toilet visits for someone who uses a bottle.  Similarly, smart shirts and clip on ties help make dressing largely independent again. We have fleece capes and ponchos which don't have sleeves, but for serious outdoor wear we can supply jackets which fasten down the back for easy dressing with a little assistance.  

For people who are able to walk but have poor arm movement or manual dexterity we have trousers with an elasticated waist which are easy to manage, but we also have elasticated waist trousers which have a fly opening with no fastening - the secreting being a very deep fly facing which doesn't gape and is completely concealing. And of course, there are the Velcro fastened shirts.  There are also little aids to daily living, such as a long-handled shoe horn, plate surrounds to stop food from being pushed off the plate and long-handled brushes and combs.