Flexi Porter / Multi Flex

A very versatile porter chair designed for comfort and safety for a range of users including the frail and elderly – with the option of upgrading to the Multi Flex

Fabric Shown:
Outside arms/wings - Highland Stella Steel
Inside arms/wings/back - Valencia Perle
Inner Blue vapour permeable multi way stretch

These chairs were designed with comfort and pressure management in mind. Steps to building the porter chair for your client:

The Flexi Porter comes as standard with an adjustable waterfall back, fixed Viscoform seat cushion which coupled to the independent back rest recline and seat angle and depth adjustment provides for a range of postural and pressure management options.  Other standard features include:

  • Sliding footplate
  • Heavy duty lockable castors
  • D-rings

But with the option to purchase:

  • Leg block support with connecting straps
  • A range of headrests
  • Full length arm covers

You can go even further by upgrading to the Multi Flex which provides you with additional pressure management options:

  • A choice of two removable and interchangeable seat back cushions.
  • A choice of 6 removable and interchangeable pressure management seat cushions.
  • All cushions and covers removable for cleaning and replacement.

The ability to remove and interchange these cushions ensures that the chair can be adapted over time for changing conditions or new users, giving greater longevity of usage.

These chairs have a wide spectrum of users and can be used as a porter chair in any health or home environment.

This porter chair is at home in any health environment.

Designed with enhanced levels of comfort they can be used for clients with aching joints, where any movement is painful e.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ehlers-Danios syndromes or osteoporosis.

The independent back rest also means that they can meet the needs of semi-ambulant and non-ambulant users, addressing posture and positioning requirements by using the extensive range of additional accessories and features to modify the chair to meet the individual needs of the client. Very versatile porter chairs with an extensive range of potential users.

They are ideal to be used as part of a 24-hour postural care programme, with those clients with skin integrity problems or a history of pressure sores as it can be easily repositioned to allow for optional pressure relief whilst not impacting on their occupational performance, enabling an individual to engage comfortably in tasks they need or want to do.

The chair can be used in a number of health and care environments including hospitals, hospices and care homes as well as in domestic situations.

Environments:

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Flexi Porter Multi Flexi Suitable For

For more information on seating posture and assessment please see our downloadable Clinical Posture Guide in the Brochure Section.

These chairs are very comfortable and robust porter chairs.  They both come with the following key features as standard.  All the upgrades that are available when you move to the Multi Flex model are also detailed in this section.  

The additional accessories available on both chairs are detailed in the Optional Accessories Section.

For more information on seating posture and assessment please see our downloadable Clinical Posture Guide in the Brochure Section.

Mechanisms

The manual mechanism allows for an independent backrest recline.  It is operated by the lever on the push handle.   The back can be reclined into a range of positions to meet individual postural needs, the position locks when the lever is released. 

For further details on this mechanism visit the Mechanism Section.

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Pressure Management Back Cushions

The Flexi Porter comes with a removable and adjustable three tier waterfall back cushion as standard. 

Upgrading to the Multi Flex provides you with a choice of two interchangeable back cushions.  This enables this chair to be adapted to another user. This ensures greater longevity of its usage.

In addition, all cushions can be repositioned to suit a user’s individual seating preferences and fibres added or removed from fibre filled cushions to adjust firmness. Covers can also be removed for cleaning. See Back Cushion Section for details on the individual cushions.

Flexi Porter Multi Flexi Back Cushion

Pressure Management Seat Cushions

The Flexi Porter comes as standard with one fixed seat cushion, Viscoform which has low to medium pressure qualities.

By upgrading to the Multi Flex there is a choice of four interchangeable seat cushions each with different pressure management features.  You can purchase one or more cushions to support the different needs of individuals who may use this chair.

All cushions and covers on the interchangeable Multi Flex seat cushions are removable for cleaning or replacement.  This is not the case on the fixed Flexi Porter chair.

With all seat cushions we recommend a fabric with four way stretch properties to aid reduction of shear and friction.  See Seat Cushion Section for details of the individual cushions.

Flexi Porter Multi Flexi Seat Cushion

Seat Angle Adjustment

The tilting seat can help to reduce the risk of an individual falling from the chair due to severe involuntary movements as well as allowing for different levels of comfort and postural control. 

 

Seat Depth Adjustment

There is a mechanism to adjust the seat depth so that the right seat depth can be achieved. 

The seat depth should be long enough to support the upper part of the legs whilst allowing the back to rest comfortably on the backrest. If the seat is too long the user is likely to slouch in the chair to get their feet on the floor, which puts extra pressure on their lower spine, if too short it will cause additional pressure on the thighs risking potential skin breakdown.

 

Sliding Footplate

This enables the user to place their feet safely on the footplate whilst being portered, but because it can be hidden away it allows uninterrupted access with a hoist. The cover can also be easily removed for cleaning.

Flexi Porter Multi Flexi Footplate


Heavy-duty push handle

For ease of movement they come with a heavy-duty push handle with rubber grips.

Flexi Porter Multi Flexi Push Handle

Castors

The chairs come with four heavy-duty lockable castors built in as standard. 

Flexi Porter Multi Flexi Castors

D-Rings 

D-rings are fitted as standard.

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The following features can be purchased to enhance the functionality of the chair.

Leg Support Block*  

Both chairs have the option of purchasing a contoured leg support block. The contoured leg channels provide comfort and support by reducing the risk of a user crossing their legs or from their legs falling off the edge of the leg support. Attach the leg support using the connecting straps as indicated. The connecting straps fitted to the chair are an optional accessory.

Harlem Support Block


High Wear Areas

Purchase a pair of full-length arm covers to protect the arms.

Full Length Arm Cover


Headrests

There are five headrests to choose from, all of which come with a Velcro tab allowing them to fit over the top cushions.  For further details on each of these options please refer to the Headrest Section.

  • Head roll
  • Small head pillow
  • Small profile headrest
  • Large profile headrest
  • Midline headrest
Head Roll

Lap Strap and Pad

A lap strap that can be easily shortened or lengthened and which has a quick release clip can be purchased. This is a lap strap and not a pelvic positioner and should never be used for restraining purposes.

Brookly Lap Strap And Pad

* Please note that some of these additional features will need to be fitted at the point of manufacture.

The most important aspect to consider before purchasing any healthcare chair are the seating positions that are required to aid the conditions of the client and address any pressure and postural management needs.

The Flexi Porter and Multi Flex come with a manual independent recline allowing the user to maintain flexibility over their body position, particularly the amount of hip flexion, enabling them to maximise comfort as well as managing health needs.

If you would like to find out about what mechanisms are available on other healthcare chairs from the Repose range please see the comparison chart below.

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Overall Weight Limits

The Flexi Porter and the Flexi Porter have a weight limit of 127 Kg (20 stone) as standard.  The maximum leg rest weight limit is 57 kg (9 stone) on all models.

Seat Cushion Weight Limits

Certain pressure management seat cushion options have their own overall weight limits, including the Airform and Celliform, details of which can be found in the Seat Cushion Section. The maximum leg rest weight limit is unaffected by the seat cushion.

Important Dimensions

  Small Medium Large
Seat Height* 410mm (16") 460mm (18")  510mm (20")
Seat Width 410mm (16") 460mm (18") 510mm (20")
Seat Depth 410mm - 533mm
(16" - 21")
410mm - 533mm
(16" - 21")
410mm - 533mm
(16" - 21")
Overall Width 700mm (28") 750mm (29.5") 800mm (31.5")
Overall Depth
Including push handle
810mm (32") 810mm (32") 810mm (32")
Overall Height 960mm (38") 1010mm (40") 1070mm (42")

Please Note

Depending on the seat cushion built into the chair the seat height* may vary slightly from that shown above.

The Flexi Porter comes with a removable and adjustable three tier waterfall back cushion as standard.  

Upgrading to the Multi Flex provides you with a choice of two interchangeable back cushions. This enables this chair to be adapted to another user. This ensures greater longevity of its usage.

In addition, all cushions can be repositioned to suit a user’s individual seating preferences and fibres added or removed from fibre filled cushions to adjust firmness. Covers can also be removed for cleaning. See Back Cushion Section for details on the individual cushions.

Flexi Porter Multi Flexi Back Cushion


Waterfall

Individual fibre filled waterfall cushions, each of which are fully adjustable to accommodate maximum postural support. The waterfall back can be useful for those with mild Kyphosis, Scoliosis and reduced muscle mass on their back.

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The Flexi Porter comes as standard with one fixed seat cushion, Viscoform which has low to medium pressure qualities.

By upgrading to the Multi Flex there is a choice of four interchangeable, listed below, seat cushions each with different pressure management features. You can purchase one or more cushions to support the different needs of individuals who may use this chair.

All cushions and covers on the interchangeable Multi Flex seat cushions are removable for cleaning or replacement. This is not the case on the fixed Flexi Porter chair.

With all seat cushions we recommend a fabric with four way stretch properties to aid reduction of shear and friction. See Seat Cushion Section for details of the individual cushions.

If you would like to find out about what seat cushions are available on other healthcare chairs from the Repose range please see the comparison chart below.

Flexi Porter Multi Flexi Seat Cushion


Viscoform

For those who have good posture and mobility but are seated for greater than one hour at a time and require pressure relief and supported comfort. This cushion has a high-density foam base which offers a supportive and firm seat base with a top layer of memory foam to allow immersion into the cushion, giving stability and a large surface area to reduce pressure levels.

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Liquiform

For those who have good posture and mobility but sit for long periods of time and require pressure relief and supported comfort. Recommended for people with limited muscle bulk or at risk of excessive weight loss. This cushion has a high-density foam which offers a supportive and firm seat base. The foam is topped with a fluid liquid gel in a soft silicone cover which provides a high level of pressure relief. The liquid gel helps to dissipate heat and constantly adapts to the user’s movement.

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Celliform

For those sitting for long periods with specific comfort issues such as a high risk of pressure sores. Gelacell has a unique cell matrix that distributes pressure across the contact area, as it contours and yields in response to weight redistribution. Gelacell absorbs body heat, reducing the risk of creating an environment that could increase pressure risks, the grid design also encourages air circulation. Gelacell is clinically tested and passes all dermatological tests for skin contact.

Maximum weight of user 127 kg (20 stone)

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Coolform

For those sitting for long periods with specific comfort issues such as a high risk of pressure sores. This cushion uses the latest medical grade silicone gel technology allowing pressure to be evenly distributed. The gel conforms to the shape of the body and equalises to body temperature. The gel cells allow air to flow easily and Coolform is totally odourless and hypoallergenic.

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There is a choice of 5 detachable headrests all attached with a velcro tab.

If you would like to find out about what headrest cushions are available on other healthcare chairs from the Repose range please see the comparison chart below.


Head Roll

The head roll is useful to reduce depth for anyone with reduced neck extension or needing to keep their head in a neutral position for tasks such as eating or drinking whilst maximising comfort and reducing effort.
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Small Head Pillow

The small head pillow provides additional comfort for those who may require a softer surface to rest on whilst stopping hyper-extension at the neck when reclined or tilted.
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Small Profile Headrest

Similar to the large profile headrest but support is focused more on the head and neck.
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Large Profile Headrest

This headrest provides a combination of lateral support at the head, neck and shoulders whilst offering additional comfort and reducing neck extension.
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Midline Headrest

The midline headrest provides postural support for those with some form of midline deficit, following a stroke resulting in proprioceptive deficit or unilateral neglect for example. It is also useful for those with reduced lateral muscle strength or tolerance (such as sternocleinomastoid).
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All our health fabrics are Waterproof, Anti-MRSA, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Crib 5 and bleach cleanable. All cushions and cushion covers are removable for cleaning purposes.

For our full range of health fabrics please view our:

Healthcare Fabrics

VP Range

Other options available on request.

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or view our online brochure.

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Below is a summary of our Standard two-year warranty terms and conditions.

There is also the option to upgrade to a five-year comprehensive care plan.

Standard Two-Year Warranty

Two years on mechanisms, frame, upholstery and electrics.

One year on air seat cushions and also on some additional accessories such as the Accupak, 20 Cycle Back up and Relaxor heat and massage systems.

Repose will repair or replace, at our discretion and free of charge to the original purchaser, any parts covered by this warranty and that on examination, are found to be defective in material and/or workmanship. The warranty is for parts and labour only. The product or parts requiring repair/replacement must be returned to Repose by you and you will be responsible for the costs of packaging, postage and any postal insurance.

Any products returned to Repose must be disinfected and should pose no health hazard.

For full details of the warranty including return of faulty products, exclusions etc. please see downloadable 2 year warranty document below.

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Upgrade to a Five-Year Warranty*

You can upgrade your standard warranty anytime within 7 days after delivery of the chair. You can upgrade to a unique five-year comprehensive care plan that includes:

  • Comprehensive cover for structural and accidental damage
  • Stain removal and repair at no extra cost to you
  • One call for advice and service
  • National network of professional technicians
  • Original value replacements

It truly offers real peace of mind, covering you against:

  • Structural damage to:
  • Accidental damage including:
  • Staining

For full details of the upgrade warranty please see the downloadable 5 year warranty document below.

5 Year Warranty Terms

Terms and Conditions

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* non-commercial only