NASS Dingwall Branch Information Page

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N.A.S.S Dingwall Branch Equipment Library

Funding By National Lottery's Charity Board

 

How to Obtain the Equipment.

All the equipment can be obtained from Donald Munro or Ken Burrell. It can be picked up at any of the NASSBD meetings.

Some items can be sent by post or carrier, for this service email Ken on ks.burrell@which.net or telephone 01862 821203


Physiotherapy

18 Airex Coronella Mats.

  • These Mats are for floor exercise
  • Loan Period: Until Recalled
  • Cost of Loan 0.0 (Donation)
  • Size 185x60x0.15 cms

Exercise Balls 6 f Each size 45/55/65 cms

  • These balls are used for exercise and physiotherapy
  • .Loan period: until recalled
  • Cost of Loan 0.0 (Donation)

Tunturi Ergometer W1 Exercise Bike

  • This bike will be stored at the Highland Rheumatology Unit.
  • The bike cannot be loaned out. But can be used at any of the NASSDB gym sessions.

SPINAL AID EQUIPMENT

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Harley Pillows 5

  • These Pillows are for neck support and give excellent upper spine support.
  • Loan period two weeks
  • Cost of Loan 0.0 (Donation)
  • Can be purchased ask Ken Burrell for details & prices.

Lumber Rolls 4" & D-Rolls 4" + 5"

  • These are for Lumber Support
  • Loan Period two Month
  • Cost of Loan 0.0 (Donation)
  • Can be purchased ask Ken Burrell For details & prices

Harley Wedges Fat & Slim

  • Loan Period two Month
  • Cost of Loan 0.0 (Donation)
  • Can be purchased ask Ken Burrell For details & prices

Harley Back Aids 2

  • This aid can give good lumber support, both at home and in the car.
  • Loan Period one Month
  • Cost of Loan 0.0 (Donation)
  • Can be purchased ask Ken Burrell for details & prices

Dual Channel TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)

  • TENS is a safe, non-invasive, drug free method of pain management. It relieves pain by sending small, electrical impulses through electrodes placed on the skin to the underlying nerve fibres.
  • Loan Period one Month, can be renewed if there is no wait list for the TENS.
  • Cost of Loan 0.0 (Donation).
  • However, there will be a cost for Batteries, Gel, and Electrodes. The cost of these items for a one-month loan should be approximately 4.
  • TENS and Accessories can be purchased ask Ken Burrell for details & prices

TSE (Transcutaneous Spinal Electroanalgesia)

  • TSE stands for Transcutaneous Spinal Electroanalgesia which is how doctors describe the method of reducing pain by transmitting electrical impulses through the skin to the spinal area. It is similar in concept to Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) which has been used by the medical profession for 30 years to provide relief from pain (without any notified side effects). SCS, however, requires major surgery to implement wires into the body and obviously used only in very extreme cases.
  • Loan Period one Month. (We only have one of these units so there may be a waiting list for it)
  • Cost of Loan 0.0 (Donation). However, there will be a cost for Batteries, Gel, and Electrodes. The cost of these items for a one-month loan should be approximately 4.
  • TSE and Accessories can be purchased ask Ken Burrell for details & prices
  • 4 Super-scope Mirrors
  • This mirror gives a good all round vision, particularly for people with restricted neck mobility
  • This mirror requires brackets to be fitted above the window screen.
  • Loan period for evaluation only, Cost of Loan 0.0 (Donation)
    Can be purchased ask
    Ken Burrell for details & prices

We can now offer the following services

  • Fax Service
  • Photocopying
  • Computer Scanning
  • Printing
  • Word-processing
  • Internet Searches
  • Journey Planning (By Computer)
  • Email
  • Detailed Drug information including side effects.
  • DSS benefit advice

For further information about the above services please email Ken ks.burrell@which.net or telephone 01862 821203. Any profit made from these services will go the NASS Dingwall Branch funds.

 Video

Fight Back

  • Loan Period two Month
  • Cost of Loan 0.0 (Donation)

Can be purchased ask

Ken Burrell For details & prices

 Introduction to Video

This tape is designed to show you a selection of important exercises to do at home. You should watch the demonstration, listen to the instructions and repeat the exercises at least 5 times, more if you find it particularly difficult or beneficial. Remember the ones that are most difficult to achieve are the ones doing you the most good.

The tape should be performed once a week or more frequently if your time allows.

It will be pointed out on the tape which exercises are appropriate for particular problem areas, e.g., posture, mobility, strength, etc. It is important to get that last little bit of movement when performing the mobilising exercises and to give maximum effort with the strengthening exercises.

You may well feel discomfort on exercising but if you experience a 'new' or 'different' type of pain consult your doctor if it persists. If you have had surgery in the last 12 months please consult your physiotherapist or doctor before performing these exercises.

Cassette Tape

Ankylosing Spondylitis Physiotherapy Exercises

  • Loan Period two Month
  • Cost of Loan 0.0 (Donation)

Can be purchased ask

Ken Burrell For details & prices

Made by The Royal National Hospital For Rheumatic Diseases

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Chairman: Mr H Menzies. Vice Chairman: Mr D Taylor. Treasurer: Mr D Munro. Secretary: Mr K Burrell