Inform For Life - Products

By: Inform For Life  09-12-2011

Inform For Life products include:
8.5 X 11" (215 X 280mm) pads of 50 tear-off sheets and
16.5 X 23" (410 X 580mm) large posters with baseplate for personalised labelInform For Life A4 Size Pads of Tear-Off Sheets

Inform For Life information sheets consist of fourteen different work and household topics divided into three categories:
* Activities of Daily Living (5 topics)
* Ergonomic Guides (3 topics)
* Stretching (6 topics) Each topic is available in 8.5 x 11” (215 x 280mm) tear-off pads containing 50 sheets. They are supported by attractive 12 X 16.5” (297 X 420mm) posters you can use for display in your reception area or office. All topics are professionally designed with full color photography, concise text and up to date information. It is always recommended that all people check with their qualified Health Care Professional before commencing any exercise, stretching or healthcare program. Activities of Daily Living Series 1. Posture for Life - This pad is designed to help patients become more aware of good posture/ body positions and how to avoid postures and movements that may aggravate their spine and compromise wellbeing during common daily activities.
Topics covered:
Sitting in a chair
Getting out of a chair
Standing
Lying/ Resting
Getting out of bed
Information on what to avoid
Detailed tips for all of the above
Best for:
Almost everyone, as a guide to the most common daily activities.
Acute and chronic sufferers of lower back pain.
All workers who sit or stand for long periods, such as check out operators, bank tellers, IT employees, etc…. 2. Handling Housework
This topic is designed to help patients become more aware of good posture/ body positions and how to avoid postures and movements that may aggravate their spine and compromise wellbeing while working around the house.
Topics covered:
Vacuuming & Sweeping
Dishwasher loading
Laundry
Ironing
Dusting
Kitchen sink
Clothesline
Bed making
Information on what to avoid
Detailed tips for all of the above
Best for:
Everyone, as a guide to the most common daily activities around the house.
Acute and chronic sufferers of lower back pain and muscular/ joint pain.
Housewives, room attendants in hotels, cleaners, etc.

3. Back Care during Pregnancy
This topic is designed to help patients become more aware of good posture/ body positions and how to avoid postures and movements that may aggravate their spine and compromise wellbeing while pregnant.
Topics covered:
Sitting in a chair
Getting out of a chair
Standing
Lying/ Resting
Getting out of bed
Household activities
Information on what to avoid
Detailed tips for all of the above
Best for:
Pregnant women as a guide to the most common daily activities.
Pregnant acute and chronic sufferers of lower back pain. 

4. Childcare and Your Back
This topic is designed for mothers and childcare workers, to help them become more aware of good posture/ body positions and how to avoid postures and movements that may aggravate their spine and compromise wellbeing during childcare.
Topics covered:
Lifting a child from the floor, crib and bath
Lifting baby in and out of the car
Carrying
Feeding
Changing baby
Information on what to avoid
Detailed tips for all of the above
Best for:
Mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone else involved in childcare.
Acute and chronic sufferers of lower back pain and muscular/ joint pain who need to lift or look after children. 5. Vehicle Comfort
     

     Overview of Vehicle Comfort

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This topic is designed to help patients become more aware of good posture/ body positions and how to avoid postures and movements that may aggravate their spine and compromise wellbeing while getting in and out of a vehicle as well as riding in a vehicle. Conventional cars, SUV’s and trucks are covered.
Topics covered:
Getting in and out of a car
Getting in and out of a high vehicle (truck, SUV)
Detailed tips while driving
Best for:
All people who travel by car, SUV or truck.
Those that have trouble getting in and out of a vehicle such as the elderly, acute and chronic sufferers of lower back pain, the obese, those that may strain themselves after treatment while getting in and out of their vehicle.
Also for truck drivers, sales people, travelers, commuters, etc. Ergonomic Guides

1. Lifting and Manual Handling
This topic is designed for patients to become more aware of good posture/ body positions and how to avoid postures and movements that may aggravate their spine and compromise wellbeing while lifting or manual handling.
Topics covered:
A step-by-step guide to the principles of simple lifting and manual handling. The user can adapt the principles to their own needs and circumstances. Tips on lifting and manual handling (i.e. storage of items to reduce strain, minimize lifting at particular times) are also covered.
Best for:
Everyone, as a general guide to basic lifting and manual handling.
Acute and chronic sufferers of lower back pain and muscular/ joint pain.
Physical workers, warehouse, truck drivers, etc. 2. Personalizing a Computer Workstation
This topic is designed for patients to become more aware of good posture/ body positions and how to avoid postures and movements that may aggravate their body and compromise wellbeing while working at a computer.
Topics covered:
A simple step-by-step guide to the principles of setting up a computer workstation to suit each individual user. The user can adapt the principles to their own individual computer workstation. An overhead diagram is included to demonstrate an ideal desktop layout of computer workstation items. Tips on staying comfortably at a workstation (such as take micro breaks, avoid glare, etc.) are covered.
Best for:
People that work at a computer workstation, whether at home, school, or at work.
Chronic sufferers of neck, shoulder, arm and muscular/ joint pain.
Office workers, secretaries, typists, clerks, etc.

3. Backpack Safety
This topic is a guide designed for patients to become more aware of the correct usage of school backpacks.
Topics covered:
Features to look for when choosing a backpack.
A step-by-step guide to the principles of packing a backpack.
A step-by-step guide to the fitting the backpack to the individual.
General tips on backpack use are also covered.
Best for :
All school children that are required to use backpacks.
Adults that use backpacks for carrying items for work or recreation.
Workers that are required to use backpacks. Stretching Series
This series is designed for people who require specific stretches for either general flexibility, work tasks or a specific condition. All topics have 12 to 14 different stretches. Tick boxes are provided so that you can recommend specific stretches for each individual. It is always recommended that all patients check with their qualified Health Care Professional before commencing any exercise or stretching program.

1. Low Back & Leg Stretches
Stretches targeted at the lower back and legs.
Specific Stretches in this pad:
Side Stretch (Lateral trunk)
Trunk Rotation
Low Back Extension
Psoas Stretch (hip flexor)
Inner Thigh Stretch (Adductor)
Spinal Stretch
Gluteal Stretch
Piriformis Stretch
Seated Stretch (for hamstrings and lower back)
Hamstring Stretch
Quadricep Stretch
Calf Stretch
Pelvic Tilt
Happy Cat Stretch (Spinal mobility)
Best for:
Those people whose backs and legs take a lot of daily strain.
Under the supervision of a qualified health care professional for lower back and leg rehabilitation.
Factory workers, farmers, health care professionals.

2. Neck and Upper Body Stretches
Stretches for common areas of tension in the neck, upper extremity and upper body.
Specific Stretches in this pad:
Neck Rotation Stretch
Neck Side Stretch (Lateral flexion)
Shoulder Shrugs
Scalene Stretch
Neck Retraction
Sub occipital Stretch
Deltoid Stretch
Triceps Stretch
Rotator Cuff
Mid Chest Stretch   (Pectoral)
Mid Back Stretch
Shoulder Blade Squeeze
Best for:
People whose neck and upper body take a lot of strain, and those involved with static neck and upper body postures.
Under the supervision of a qualified health care professional for neck and upper extremity rehabilitation. 3. Daily Stretches
General everyday stretches suitable to most people’s everyday needs.
Specific Stretches in this pad:
Neck Rotation Stretch
Neck Side Stretch (Lateral flexion)
Deltoid Stretch
Shoulder Shrugs
Shoulder Blade Squeeze
Side Stretch (Lateral trunk)
Gluteal Stretch
Piriformis Stretch
Hamstring Stretch
Quadricep Stretch
Tall Stretch (general mobility)
Calf Stretch
Happy Cat Stretch (Spinal mobility)
Low Back Extension
Best for:
Everyday stretching, walkers, athletes, mature adults, younger people, etc. 4. Pregnancy Stretches
General daily stretches suitable for use during pregnancy.
Specific Stretches in this pad:
Wrist Flexor Stretch
Neck Rotation Stretch
Neck Side Stretch (Lateral flexion)
Shoulder Shrugs
Shoulder Blade Squeeze
Hip Flexor Stretch    (Psoas)
Calf Stretch
Quadricep Stretch
Sitting Groin Stretch (Adductors)
Hamstring Stretch
Seated Side Stretch
Pelvic Tilt
Happy Cat Stretch
Ankle Range of Motion
Best for:
Women during the course of pregnancy. 5. Stretches for the Office
Stretches for common areas of tension that many office workers experience.
Specific Stretches in this pad:
Wrist Flexor Stretch
Wrist Extensor Stretch
Balloon Stretch for better posture
Neck Rotation Stretch
Neck Side Stretch (Lateral flexion)
Shoulder Shrugs
Shoulder Blade Squeeze
Hand Relaxation
Seated Stretch (for hamstrings and lower back)
Ankle Range of Motion
Temple Self Massage
Best for:
Office workers, secretaries, quality control, IT, those that maintain static seated positions for long periods of time. 6. Stretches for the Workplace
Stretches directed at those working in physical work environments that require lifting and manual handling.
Specific Stretches in this pad:
Neck Rotation Stretch
Neck Side Stretch (Lateral flexion)
Shoulder Shrugs
Shoulder Blade Squeeze
Side Stretch (Lateral trunk)
Wrist Flexor
Wrist Extensor
Low Back Extension
Gluteal Stretch
Piriformis Stretch
Hamstring Stretch
Quadricep Stretch
Best for:
Those people who work in physically demanding occupations, such as
factory workers, warehouse workers, farmers, truck drivers, trades people, etc. Inform For Life Large Size 16.5 X 23" (410 X 580mm) Posters

Inform For Lifelarge size posters are currently available in four titles:

* Personalizing a Computer Workstation
* Stretches for the Office
* Lifting & Manual Handling
* Stretches for the WorkplaceContent is the same as for the tear-off sheets above.