Ideal for communal activities and play, the Rachel Harness is a more inclusive transfer/support aid
Worn as a jacket 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.
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.