Hey y’all! For my first therapy related post, I decided to share a DIY project that I put together for one of my patients. This particular patient had a total hip replacement with posterior hip precautions. I knew that applying lotion was something that was important for this patient to do independently; however, due to their hip precautions, they were not able to bend down and apply the lotion. After spending some time searching in the Patterson Medical catalog, I realized that a long handled lotion applicator was priced around $40!! I knew I could make something that would work similar for a fraction of the price. I decided to take a trip to Home Depot and look around for some inspiration and walked out with my own DIY version of the lotion applicator. The total project cost was around $8. My patient LOVED the lotion applicator and said it was very effective for her needs. Just thought I would share this experience with y’all! Let me know if you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions!! 🙂 P.S. I tagged the links below to Home Depot’s website for exact sizing and parts.
3. male adapter
4. PVC pipe
How to piece it together (I also added some super glue between pieces 1&2 to hold it together better)