If a therapist has to select just one piece of suspended equipment, the Southpaw Bolster Swing is the best choice. We highly recommend the Southpaw Bolster Swing for its numerous vestibular benefits. This suspension tool can be used in schools, clinics, and even at home to improve balance, coordination, and sensory integration in individuals with various needs.
The Southpaw Bolster Swing comes with a built-in safety rotational device and safety snaps along with vinyl-covered ropes for added client protection. It can be suspended from one point using the Upper Works, with a working load of 160kg, the Southpaw Bolster Swing is a durable and reliable therapy tool.
One of the main benefits of the Southpaw Bolster Swing is its ability to engage the vestibular system. This gentle movement can stimulate the vestibular system, which is responsible for processing movement and balance information. It also helps to improve postural control and stability, while enhancing balance and coordination skills.
In addition, the Southpaw Bolster Swing is an ideal therapy tool for occupational therapists who specialize in sensory integration. This swing provides proprioceptive input, which is the sensory information we receive from our muscles and joints about our body's position and movements. This input can help individuals with sensory processing disorders, such as Autism, ADD or ADHD, to better regulate their sensory responses.
The Pony Bolster Swing by Southpaw is another great option for smaller clients or children with sensory processing disorders. It is 12" shorter in length than the Standard Bolster, but otherwise similar in design (see drop-down menu).
The Southpaw Bolster Swing and the Pony Bolster Swing are both excellent tools for occupational therapists and special needs professionals to improve sensory integration and enhance overall well-being. Additional replacement parts are also available, including the Replacement Upper Bar and the Bolster Upper Works, to ensure that these swings can be used safely and effectively for years to come.
Benefits of using the Southpaw Bolster Swing:
- Engages the vestibular system, which is responsible for processing movement and balance information
- Stimulates the proprioceptive system, providing information about body position and movement, helping individuals with sensory processing disorders regulate their sensory responses
- Improves postural control and stability
- Enhances balance and coordination skills
- Provides gentle movement that can be adjusted to meet the individual's needs
- Can be used in clinics, schools, or at home to support sensory integration therapy
- Durable and reliable, making it a safe and effective tool for individuals with various needs
- Can be adjusted to accommodate different body sizes and weights
- The Pony Bolster Swing is a great option for smaller clients or children with sensory processing disorders
Standard and Pony Bolster Swing specifications:
- Require minimum suspension height of 245cm
- Working load: 160kg
- Comes with 5 Safety Snaps and a built-in rotational device.
- Can be suspended from 1 point using the Upper Works and 2 point suspension from the Upper Bar
Southpaw Standard Bolster Swing:
- Weight: 11kg
- Dimensions: 120 L x 175cm H; 20cm diameter
Pony Bolster Swing:
- Weight: 10kg
- Dimensions: 90 L x 175 H x 20cm diameter
- 12" shorter than the Standard Bolster