Thera-Glide®(Auto Locking Glider available in Traditional Wood Styles, Transitional Style, and Decorative Metal) Thera-Glide® Safety Gliders provide a relaxing gliding motion that eases tension and anxiety while its patented (Patent: US 6406095B1, CAN 2323398) automatic-locking system reduces the risk of falls. Perfect for Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, the Thera-Glide® is a stationary chair until you are safely seated, then the lock automatically releases for a soothing glide motion. When you exit the chair, the lock automatically engages again for a steady safe egress...it's like getting into and out of a stationary chair. Now anyone can enjoy the benefits of a rocking chair without the risk of falling. Whether in a home, assisted living, nursing facility or hospital labor and delivery, the Thera-Glide™is a meaningful addition to a Fall Prevention Program.
Traditional Wood Style, Transitional Style, & Decorative Metal Chairs now include adjustable seat height...adjusts to 16", 17", 18", or 19" seat height.
Traditional Wood and Metal seat widths available - 17", 20.5", or 24" seat width between armrests.
Transitional Style seat width is 22".
(Product Sheet PDFs are available for download at the bottom of the page)
With easier to clean virtually seamless contoured cushions and comfortable curved armrest caps, its generous 22 inch seat width, adjustable seat height, and 350 pound weight capacity can provide comfortable and safe gliding and relaxation for almost anyone.
Benefits of Gliding
Gliding and Rocking can be an important adjunct to nursing home therapy programs. According to clinical studies, regular use of a rocking chair by people losing their autonomy improves balance to reduce falls, enhances cardio-vascular function, reduces muscular pain and helps alleviate anxiety and depression. WATSON, NANCY M., PhD, RN: Rocking chair therapy for dementia patients: Its effect on psychosocial well being and balance. November/December 1998; 13(6): 296-308. (Joint authors: Cox, C.; Wells, T.J.)
Supportive Feeding Ideal for developmentally supportive feeding in NNICU's, Nursery and LDRP. Gliding motion can be locked out completely to help reduce reflux during feedings.
The Thera-Glide® is helping to ease tension and reduce anxiety in clinics and hospitals throughout North America. Applications range from pediatric oncology, to neurology, to psych and behavioral, to patient room and common areas.
Removable cushions for easy cleaning
Ergonomic Palm Grips
Natural, Mahogany, and Walnut (no upcharge)
Stain matches available at a nominal upcharge. Contact Optima Products or your Optima distributor for more information. Four to six week lead time.
Select from our 6 stock Crypton Fabrics - see patterns below. Stock Crypton patterns = Grade C
Crypton Fabric is a specially engineered fabric system with an integrated moisture barrier that promises - and delivers, permanent performance. No stains. No spills. No surprises.
Crypton's environmentally friendly patented process is engineered right into the fabric, encapsulating every fiber. This prevents moisture, bacteria and stains from ever entering into fibers' and also allows foreign substances to be easily removed from between the fibers pores, which is why most stains can simply be wiped away.