Scoliosis


Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. The spine normally has gentle curves, but in individuals with scoliosis, the spine may curve to the left or right. Scoliosis can affect people of all ages, but it most commonly develops during the growth spurt just before puberty.

The cause of scoliosis varies and can be classified as either idiopathic (of unknown cause), congenital (present at birth), or acquired (resulting from conditions like neuromuscular diseases or injuries). The severity of scoliosis can also vary, ranging from mild cases that don’t require treatment to more severe cases that can lead to spinal deformities and other health issues.

For individuals with scoliosis, comfortable and supportive bedding is essential, as it can help alleviate discomfort and provide better sleep quality. Here are some bed functions and considerations that may be beneficial for patients with scoliosis:

Bed Functions for Patients with Scoliosis:

  1. Adjustable Bed Height: An adjustable bed height allows patients to get in and out of bed more easily, minimizing the need to twist or strain the spine during transfers. We offer a dozen beds which have adjustable heights, which is optimal for when it comes to transferring the individual in and out of bed.
  2. Full Profiling Options: Full profiling capabilities, including adjustable head and foot sections, provide flexibility for patients with scoliosis to find comfortable positions for resting, reading, or engaging in activities. Full profiling is optimal for an individual with scoliosis as you will be able to adjust the bed to the contours of your back – offering optimal comfort. An example of a bed with this function would be our Jupiter Profiling Bed which has 4 profiling sections – offering optimal support.
  3. Customisable Settings: Beds with customisable settings or memory presets make it easier for patients with scoliosis to adjust the bed to their preferred positions for various activities and achieve the best spinal support.
  4. Battery Backup: In case of power outages, battery backup ensures that essential bed functions remain operational, maintaining patient comfort and safety.
  5. Assistive Technology Integration: Integration with assistive technology, such as patient lifts, can help patients with scoliosis move safely and comfortably in and out of bed. Our beds are also accessible to third-party equipment.
  6. Remote Control: A user-friendly remote control with large, easy-to-press buttons can enable patients with scoliosis to make adjustments to the bed’s position or settings with minimal effort. We offer remotes with every single bed we sell and are consistently looking for new innovative ways to control our beds which is most accessible.

It’s crucial to involve healthcare professionals, including orthopaedic specialists and physical therapists, in assessing the patient’s specific needs and recommending the most suitable bed and equipment to enhance their comfort, safety, and quality of life while living with scoliosis. Please contact us here to learn more information and speak to a member of our sales team.