Jenx is one of the country’s leading suppliers of postural support products for children. However not only are they a supplier but also an innovator of products for children who are unable to achieve correct posture without artificial help. We spoke to Nick Savage to find out more about the company.
Jenx was founded by a paediatric physiotherapist and a product designer in 1982, with the aim of enriching lives and changing perceptions about disability. Their expertise in paediatric therapy and innovative design have led to better ways to help children with special postural support needs and as such Jenx has become the world’s most respected company dedicated to developmental furniture for children. By working closely with children, carers and therapists Jenx have created products that put people first
Every position a child adopts has an effect on their development and functional movement both now and in the future, and Jenx have striven to provide the support children need to help them to flourish. They have over a quarter of a century of experience in researching and designing appropriate products to allow children to achieve greater independence and freedom as well as activities that would not be otherwise available.
Jenx firmly aims to design products for three functions that demand good posture (sitting, standing and sleeping) and for three areas that affect a child’s quality of life (mobility, therapy and personal care).
Jenx seating products can be adjusted easily to increase function, relaxation or activity and offer flexibility, adjusting to accommodate support of the hips, pelvis, feet or spine. The range of adjustment in Jenx seating provides children with a sound postural start from which functional movement can follow.
A range of standing frames offers a wide variety of standing positions to address every child’s needs. And because standing is such a dynamic process, these products are designed to support standing by allowing joints to be mobile in order to help to train balance and encourage development
Jenx sleeping products allow the child to experience better quality rest by reducing the unwanted action of postural reflexes and asymmetrical muscle tone. Each lying posture or attitude – whether that is on his or her front (prone), back (supine) or side – will affect a child’s level of relaxation and potential for movement.
Their mobility equipment helps empower children of all abilities, helping them to improve their mobility and become more independent. A range of items for use in therapy includes soft products such as wedges and rolls, which help with support or specific therapy treatment such as postural drainage or prone lying. Other items in the range are used as part of regular therapy programmes. While for personal care the Blue Wave Bath Chairs, Toileting Systems and Support Station make bathing and toileting easier.
Jenx believes in putting people first and building strong, supportive relationships with customers. Experienced product advisers can offer information and guidance, and are glad to visit customers to discuss how the Jenx range can help.
All Jenx products are made in Sheffield, England, to exacting safety standards and for more information you can contact Jenx by either of the following methods:
Telephone 0114 285 3376
Web site: www.jenx.com
Address Jenx Ltd. Wardsend Road Sheffield S6 1RQ United Kingdom