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Body block.

I was asked if I would test drive the new Body Block. "Body Block?" I responded "What exactly is a Body Block? "

I was handed a squidgy purple oblong! Hmmm......Looked very uninspiring, I thought, but without too much pressure I promised to take it with me on any domiciliary visits and to present my findings at the Sheffield branch seminar.

My first thoughts were; it was bulky and well just another additional piece of equipment to carry about! Nonetheless, a promise is a promise and I took 'my task' seriously.

I could not have been more wrong. I only wish I had invented it! Such a simple device which lifts the foot into just the right position and which is much more comfortable for the patient. My patients seemed to love it especially the colour! It was also a good talking point. There are different heights on each of the sides too, not just a single height for every job. Another plus is that the Bodyblock is hygienic as it can be easily sprayed between visits and can be autoclaved. It is also very versatile as it can be used to support the head or arms. I know that some of you reading this will probably say that a role of Cresco will raise the foot but the block looks more professional and it's also a big saving on the back and neck which has always been an occupational hazard for domiciliary work.

I was interested to know the price and found out that they are only 34.00 [pound sterling] each.

I cannot think of anything negative to say about the Body Block--the only thing I can suggest is 'try it and see'.

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Title Annotation:Product Review
Author:Willey, Stephen; Branch, Sheffield
Publication:Podiatry Review
Article Type:Product/service evaluation
Date:Nov 1, 2013
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