ways to use the bolster swing.
The bolsterswing is a very suitable device for therapy based on sensory
integration or sensory processing. The bolster swing can be used in
ways. The children can sit on it, lie down
and even crawl inside. The
bolster can also be a "horse", which can be
all kinds of materials and subsequently also can be spitted
Sitting on a bolster
swing provides vestibular stimulation.
Sitting on a bolster swing provides linear
vestibular stimulation. This is very easily tolerated by most
make your bolster swing
swing is available from
companies of therapy materials but it is also possible to make your own
made a bolster swing from a round PVC tube, 160 cm
long and 36 cm diameter for
her pediatric physiotherapy practice.
She covered the tube with egg crate foam. Round this a
tight cotton cover for protection. On
top of this a slightly longer cover of terry
from which the ends are held together with elastic
bands. This cover is thus easily removable
and can be washed.
The suspension rope is winded an
extra time around the bolster.
bolster is attached to suspension ropes by winding the
ropes an extra time around the bolster. The weight of
children an the bolster fix the bolster onto
suspension ropes. The
part of the
suspension ropes on which the children must hold, is covered
weight of the bolster the rope is fixed onto the bolster.
bolster is suspended by his own weight.
a bolster swing with the length of 160 com you need two suspension
points 140 cm from each other. The
swinging of the bolster will be best if the
suspension points on the ceiling are located directly above
points you fixed the ropes onto the bolster. It
is important to take this into account, and if necessary to
adjust the length of the tube you use for the bolster.
finish your bolster swing by making an eye
in both ends of the suspension ropes. On
the Dutch website knoopenzo the
clear drawings can help you to make the eye splice
or try animated
knots or another site about knots.
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