The other day, we got a call from a physical therapist who needed hand rails for her new practice in Toronto. She had several railing applications at her new facility, including step bridges, and safety rails for 3 different therapeutic spas. She had found that many of the more basic rehabilitation components were generally constructed on-site, which she felt would be less expensive anyway. We listened carefully to her requirements, discussed several different materials and styles, and helped her make an educated decision.
A Therapeutic Use for Hand Rails
When a patient is learning to walk again, several simple fixtures are used, such as a walkway with hand rails on each side, an arched foot bridge, and a step bridge. All the walls and corridors of her new facility would require handrails as well. Her 3 heated whirlpool tubs would need hand rails along the sides and at the steps. With so many different applications in one place, we were glad she came to us for help. This was a detailed project, and we wanted to be sure she got exactly what she needed.
The components that we helped construct would be used by amputees who were learning to use their new prosthetic legs, spinal injury patients, and even athletes that had undergone knee and ankle surgery. We certainly wanted to make sure the therapist was happy with our work, but more importantly, we couldn’t let her patients down. In a matter of a few days, she had everything she needed, and was delighted with our work.
At Toronto Railings, we see all sorts of applications for hand rails, some more interesting than others. But with a variety of materials, a great selection of styles, plus the know-how to get the job done right, we are ready for anything.