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  • in reply to: Post Covid19 – returning to practice #1006531
    Tamara Brady

    I am thrilled with my Vintex covered bolsters and pillows!!
    Patients are fine with them against their skin, and most of the time they are against their clothing anyways. It is so much easier and faster than fussing with the covers! Infection prevention and control measures are taking so much longer, it is such a breath of fresh air to have something that takes less time and is easier. Even a pleasure to use them as handy tools to spread the disinfectant spray all over the table. 🙂

    I was able to get them covered by a local seamstress in Milton who is usually busy with wedding dresses and she did them very reasonably for me – and rushed so I could have them for Monday. She did just single stitching, so no inner seams, but I’m happy and hopeful they will be durable. I provided the fabric and she provided the zippers and thread:
    $20 each for the large Matrix bolster with end zippers
    $15 each for the small Matrix bolsters with end zips.

    She just made them and I had to stuff them. I tried just dumping the buckwheat in, but because I don’t trust the zipper not to leak, and I could feel the buckwheat bits underway hands, I prefer to have the cotton bolster inside – so did the ship in the bottle thing to fill it after putting the mostly empty bolster inside the cover.

    She also made:
    $25 each for Standard pillow cases with end zips
    $30 for a large folding triangular foam bolster 12″ x 26″ x 30″
    $20 each for 12″x6″ bolsters no zip
    $15 for a large foam bolster no zip

    She said I could share her contact info: Halle Lynne Designs, Milton. Halle Fletcher, 416-700-9033 Maybe if she has enough inquiries she will buy an order of Vintex fabric.

    It feels good to be back in the clinic.

    Good luck everyone.

    Happy Tam 🙂

    in reply to: Post Covid19 – returning to practice #1006496
    Tamara Brady

    Okay for you detail geeks out there:

    The Vintex fabric is very flexible and relatively thin: V-Care821 is 6.2 oz – textured side is a circular weave for tensile strength resistance, the shiny side is more abrasion resistant and likely would stain less readily. It comes in white or a medium blue colour. It comes in 100 meter rolls, but occasionally they have smaller quantities available. Special COVID “gown pricing” until the pandemic is over: $1.95/metre (reg price $2.54) for the 36″ wide width, and $3.88/metre (reg price $5.08/metre) for 72″ width.
    Anyone who wants complete specs details or certification or wants to order (If you find an upholsterer or sewer who wants to invest in large quantity) Call Vintex at 877-486-0880. Shannon is sales rep I talked with at ext 392.

    in reply to: Post Covid19 – returning to practice #1006495
    Tamara Brady

    Hi Jenny,

    Do use the vinyl against the skin or are you covering with a cloth? Just wondering how your clients like it best.

    Also, did you cousin basically re- make the bolster with vinyl or make a bag? Zipper or Velcro ? How is it working?


    Hi Suzanne,

    If you send me your address I can send you a sample of the Vintex Fabric.

    Now that I have it in hand, I am thinking I can use it against their skin. I am debating which side out to have to bolsters made. The smooth side is a bit cool and clammy against the skin but some actually like the cool feeling. The fabric side is softer and actually dries quite quickly- it waterproof but textured.

    For a cover, I do find a rectangular price of fabric fast to change between patients.


    in reply to: Post Covid19 – returning to practice #1006459
    Tamara Brady

    Thanks Mike, and for you too!

    in reply to: Post Covid19 – returning to practice #1006457
    Tamara Brady

    Hi Mike,

    From Oliver’s guidance, I have been washing my scanners with soap and water along with my hands at the end of each treatment.


    in reply to: Post Covid19 – returning to practice #1006371
    Tamara Brady

    Thank you Suzanne for engaging in this discussion! I hope others will post their thoughts and research info as well.

    After getting the bolsters covered with a wipeable sealed fabric, I am still going to use a fresh cloth cover to make it more comfortable.
    From experience and talking with other practitioners there have been a few solutions. Some practitioners use disposable rectangles. I had rectangular cloths cut from sheets (best fabric price was to cut up sheets) but they are tricky to use because they fall off easily as compared to using microfibre cloths. Microfibre cloths stick to themselves a bit and are more cost effective. Saying that, it will be interesting to see which is better over the waterproof fabric! Everything might be slippery. I just know I prefer the feel of cloth over a potentially sticky cool vinyl-like fabric on my skin.

    stay tuned!

    – Tamara

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