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The Bodypoint® range of hip belts or pelvic positioning belts are created with the user in mind.  Proper positioning of the pelvis is essential for daily functions, effective pressure distribution, and of course for comfort. 

Thoughtful design features of the Bodypoint® belts include - rounded edges on buckles so that these do not snag clothing, stain-proof extra-strength straps, and patented laminar pads covered with wrinkle-free material for a smooth and comfortable fit. Using rigorously tested materials, metal buckles and strong mountings, these belts won’t let you down.

New Plus Size Belts

With the same benefits of Classic Bodypoint belts, we now have new Plus Size belts for better comfort and pressure distribution for plus size individuals. With an exclusive D-ring design which is deeper for larger hand sizes. 

All Bodypoint® belts come with a lifetime guarantee for normal use. 

 

To order, Call +44 (0) 1179 666 761 or email info@bescorporate.net

Fill out the Quote/Order Form and send it to us on info@bescorporate.net

Bodypoint® products now have new 6 digit order codes. Please see our Bodypoint® Conversion Chart to find your item's new code or use the Order Codes button below. 

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Benefits of Hip Belts

Enhanced Positoning

A pelivic belt stops the user from sliding down in the chair and helps them maintain a correct posture, which aids respiration and allows the user to eat and drink with greater ease. Pelvic positioning belts belts may also be used to counter pelvic rotation and obliquities. 

Durability

Bodypoint belts are made with high-strength materials, and have a lifetime guarantee against defects or deterioration from normal use, so you can be sure that these belts will never let you down.

Added Security

Pelvic positioning belts prevent the user from falling out of the chair during transport or when rolling over uneven surfaces. 

Mounting a Hip Belt
Mounting a Traditional Hip Belt

Hardware Included

Each Bodypoint belt is supplied with a Cinch-Mount end-fitting and FrameSaver Clamps to fit onto any wheelchair tubing - for more mounting options please visit the Bodypoint® Mounting Hardware section. 

Mounting a Traditional Hip Belt

Cinch-Mount

All Bodypoint belts arrive with a Cinch-Mount end fitting.

For a secure hold, just pull the belt through the Cinch-Mount to the desired fit, thread back through the slot and push down the cover.

Mounting a Traditional Hip Belt

FrameSaver Clamps

These Clamps are meant for round wheelchair tubing. They can be modified to fit oval-shaped tubing with the application of a heat gun.

Fits 7/8" (22mm) tubing with included shim, fits 25mm (1") tubing without shim. 3/4" (19 mm) shims are available as optional extras.

Decision Guide

Belt Type

Push Button Side ViewPadded Hip Belts 

Padded hip belts provide comfortable positioning support for the pelvis without wrinkling, twisting or pinching, thanks to the laminar pads sewn into the belt. 

 

 

Non Padded Side Release Hip Belt (1)Non Padded Belts 

Non-padded belts are just as secure as padded ones, and can be made more comfortable with the addition of Bodypoint slip-on pads (see Belt Accessories)

 

 

Sub Asis Belt Push Button (1)Hook and Loop Compatible Padded Belts 

The hook-and-loop compatible belt has a patch of 'loop' on the underside designed to fit with the 'hook' on the Bodypoint sub-ASIS pads.Sub-ASIS pads comfortably space the belt away from the abdomen, reducing pressure on the bladder while firmly controlling the pelvis just below the ASIS.

Two or Four Point Mounting

Push ButtonTwo Point Pelvic Positioning Belt

This type of belt has two points of attachment to the wheelchair. Two-point attachment is suitable when the belt is supporting users with low tone or weakness. 

 

 

4Pt Push ButtonFour Point Pelvic Positioning Belt 

This type of belt has four points of attachment to the wheelchair. Primary straps position the belt like a two-point belt and secondary straps anchor the belt in to position to prevent it from riding up into the abdomen or twisting. Four-point attachment is suitable when the belt is supporting users with high tone and/or spasms.

Pull Type

Centre Pull

Operator: User or caregiver.

Adjustment: Tightens at the centre buckle.

Buckles: Available in the full buckle range.

Applications: Clients with low muscle tone or weakness.

Dual Pull

Operator: User or caregiver.

Adjustment: Tightens from both sides of the centre buckle.

Buckles: Side-release buckles only.

Applications: Clients requiring greater adjustment range to accommodate clothing and weight changes.

Rear Pull

Operator: Caregiver.

Adjustment: Tightens from the rear of the pad pulling towards the centre.

Buckles: Available in full buckle range except for XS metal Push-Button.

Applications: Clients with high tone. Counter pelvic rotation by allowing the caregiver to position one side of the pelvis, lock it in place and then position the other side.

Buckle Options

Compact ButtonSmall Push Button

A strong, secure, child-sized buckle. Buckle Security Cover is also available, please see the Pelvic Positioning Accessories page for more details.

 

 

Plastic Side Release BucklePlastic Side-Release

A secure, lightweight, snap-action buckle which is easy to release even with one hand.

 

 

Rehab LatchRehab Latch Buckle

This is the first buckle ever designed for rehab use. It is lightweight, strong, low profile, and easy to operate with limited hand function. The Rehab Latch buckle is 20% more compact than standard aircraft latch-style buckles. It opens when the cover is lifted to a 70° angle so that the buckle won’t open by accidently bumping the buckle. The metal adjustments in the buckle make it easy to tighten the belt, yet prevents the webbing from slipping once tightened so that the belt stays in place.

 

Push Button SmallPush-Button

This is the first push-button buckle designed for rehab use. The buckle is 1/3 lighter than comparable push-button models. It is designed with rounded edges that improve comfort and prevent snagging on clothing. It has the same internal metal adjustments as the Rehab Latch buckle so that the belt tightens easily but does not loosen through the day.

The cover on this buckle is modular so it can be removed easily for cleaning. This also means it can easily be swapped with a Reduced-Access Cover (14mm) and Buckle Security Cover (6mm) depending on the needs of the user. These covers can be purchased on the Pelvic Positioning Accessories page.

Security or Reduced Access Cover Options

The Security  and Reduced Access buckle covers can be used on the Push-Button Buckle belts to reduce access to the opening mechanism of the belt.

Security CoverSecurity Cover

The cover features a 6mm button that can be opened with the tip of a ballpoint pen. The security cover can be used with Small Metal Push Button buckles and medium and large belts.

 

 

 

Reduced Access Cover

Reduced Access cover

This cover features a smaller button than the push-button buckle (14mm), which can be pressed with the forefinger. The reduced access cover can be used with medium and large belts.

 

 


Further details of which cover can be used with which belt can be found on our Bodypoint Poster.


Both of these covers can be purchased on the Pelvic Positioning Accessories page.

Optional Accessories

Sub Asis PadsSub ASIS Pads 

These teardrop-shaped gel pads comfortably space the belt away from the abdomen (reducing pressure on the bladder), while firmly controlling the pelvis just below the ASIS.

 

 

Padding For BeltsSlip-on Pads

These allow you to add cushioning where 

additional relief is needed on belts and harnesses. Sold singly.

 

How to measure for Pelvic Positioning Belts

Use a flexible measuring tape to measure the distance over the body - this corresponds to the belts padded length. See the new standard to describe pelvic positioning in the belt section.

Measuring

Where to fix a belt to correct for posterior tilt?
Where to fix a belt to correct for posterior tilt?

Wrong Position - Belly Belt

Fastening a belt around the belly as shown in the above image is not appropriate. If a belt is fastened around the belly it digs into soft tissues causing discomfort and pressure on the stomach. It also allows for submarining and posterior tilt, and can lead to injury.

Where to fix a belt to correct for posterior tilt?

Wrong Position - Belt at 45º

Positioning a belt at 45º tends to occur because this is associated with commonly experienced restraint belts in cars and aircraft. This position can indeed lead to injury. The user can slip back into posterior tilt. Submarining is possible with risk of choking and damage to the abdomen

Where to fix a belt to correct for posterior tilt?

Correct Position - Belt at 80º+

The proper positioning location of a belt to control for posterior pelvic tilt, and to position a person in their chair for maximum functional reach, and minimal risk of submarining, is to have the belt fixed anterior to the greater trochanter. Not only does this allow for greater reach, but in doing so allows for offloading of the ischial tuberosities while preventing submarining.

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