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Inside Recliners — Issue 9

Posted by / December 22, 2016 / Categories: Guide, Industry News, Inside Recliners, News, Occupational Therapy

Happy Christmas from all of us at Recliners!

Twas the week before Christmas and all was still in the Recliners workshop…

The elves have put the final touches to the last of the Christmas orders, the reindeers have been sent on their way and now it’s just a few of us left here in the Recliners workshop to sweep the floors and close things down for another year.

We know you’re busy wrapping pressies, testing your pudding mix and making up the spare bed for Aunt Beryl, so we won’t keep you long this month.
But we did just want to say a huge thank you for your support throughout the last year, and to wish all our customers at Recliners a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
We hope you have a fantastic festive period and we look forward to catching up with you in the New Year.

This time of year is always a good moment for reflection, so we thought we would dedicate this month’s Inside Recliners to some of our favourite memories from 2016. It’s certainly been a great year for us, with some fantastic new models, some great new contracts and of course, the chance to meet so many of you at events, on the road or even in the workshop.

Here are a few of our highlights – we look forward to enjoying more with you in 2017!

The Recliners team


New Models Released in 2016

The Cheltenham

We were delighted to get this model on the market earlier in the year. Designed for the home, it’s one of our most innovative models yet with a 10-point heat and massage system, numerous back support options and reflex foam cushions as standard. We’re proud to say that feedback for this has been outstanding – many customers will be enjoying a comfortable Christmas afternoon in front of the telly in their Cheltenham.

The Cheltenham

The Sherwood

Another newbie for the domestic range, the Sherwood is one of our most versatile chairs. The stylish design and range of available fabrics and finishes mean have meant that The Sherwood has fit seamlessly into homes all around the country.

The Sherwood

The Newark

A stylish chair for the healthcare setting, the Newark offers superior comfort for a complete range of postural requirements. We released this model back in January and it has been great to hear feedback from OTs and healthcare professionals about how the range of back supports has helped their patients find greater comfort.

The Newark

The Matlock

We created this chair specifically for healthcare settings such as day care centres, nursing homes and hospitals. We used an antibacterial, easy-clean fabric, while ensuring that the chair retained maximum comfort. An elegant, comfortable chair that has proved very popular with healthcare centres and their patients alike.

The Matlock


Our Favourite Stories of 2016

We’ve been scouring our industry for the most interesting innovations, events and articles we could find. We hope you’ve enjoyed hearing about them in this newsletter over the last year. Just in case you missed them, here are a few of our favourites:

The World’s first 3D printed Wheelchair

This one caught our eye back in May – an innovation that’s sure to push wheelchair design forwards in 2017.

World’s First 3D Printed Wheelchair Offers Bespoke Comfort and Innovative Design

The Internet of Things in Healthcare

Tech has made some huge strides in healthcare over the last year. Back in July we looked at 5 IoT devices that we predict will have a big impact soon.

Five IoT Devices that are revolutionising Healthcare

Assistive Technology in the Paralympics

September saw the Paralympics. As well as the incredible displays of athleticism, it was inspiring to see all the assistive technology design on show at this year’s games.

Five IoT Devices that are revolutionising Healthcare

Archery Showing True Adaptive Design at the Rio Paralympics

Innovations in Pressure Injury Care

Pressure injuries a big concern for our customers. We looked into the innovations that are helping make life easier for those at risk.

The Technologies that are Revolutionizing the Treatment of Pressure Injuries


The Recliners Guide to Seating Care

We’ve had some great feedback about our recent series over the last 6 months offering tips and advice for OTs on how use our chairs to help their patients be most comfortable. Here’s an ‘at-a-glance’ look at the series so far. We’ve a lot more to go in 2017 – but once we’re done, would you like to receive these as a book?

Using Footrests

How to Help Your Clients Make the Most of Their Footrests

Providing Lumbar Support

Providing your Clients with Appropriate Lumbar Support

Seating Bariatric Patients

Three Points to Consider when Seating Bariatric Clients

Cleaning a Recliners Chair

How to Clean your Patients’ Recliners Chair

Avoiding Pressure Injuries

Three Common Causes of Pressure Injuries (and how to avoid them)

Tilt in Space Explained

Tilt in Space – Explained


What would you like to see more of in 2017?

We’re always open to your suggestions and we’d love to hear if there’s anything you’d love to see more of in 2017. That goes for our product range, this newsletter – or anything else you can think of!

Feel free to get in touch at info@recliners.org, or give us a call on 01443 431000.

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