PORTABLE, COMFORTABLE, & WELL-DESIGNED
Those doctors who use the blocking techniques developed by Dr. Major B. DeJarnette will easily recognize the most obvious benefit of inflatable blocks, their portability. Because they can deflate relatively flat, they are very convenient for travel. They easily fit in a briefcase or glove box.
Inflatable blocks that meet the above criteria have been made before. Unfortunately, they were not widely accepted because they have not worked very well. The problem has been that, when use prone, the ASIS causes a depression that results in the block acting like a bowl instead of a wedge.
Serola Biomechanics has solved this problem by covering two one eighth inch pieces of chipboard with thin foam and sandwiching this between two layers of vinyl. This assembly makes up the top surface of the blocks and floats on the cushion of air below.
The flexibility of the chipboard used on the top surface allows it to bow slightly as it floats on the cushion of air. This slight bowing allows a spring like cushioning effect which, when combined with the foam, provide superior comfort, especially for thin and sensitive patients. However, the chipboard is firm enough to maintain the wedge shape and provide superior function.
We, at Serola Biomechanics, believe that an additional concept makes these blocks superior to the standard wood and foam blocks. As many doctors know, Dr. DeJarnette always stressed the importance of the carpet tacks on the bottom of his original blocks. These tacks allow the blocks to rock on a foam covered board so that they can adapt to the body’s respiratory motion and guide the pelvis into correction. The Serola Inflatable Pelvic Blocks apply this rocking principle more effectively. Because the chipboard floats on a cushion of air, it rocks more freely, and is better able to adjust to the body’s downward forces, even without a bottom board.
In summary, these new inflatable blocks provide much more than improved portability; they provide superior comfort and function than the standard wood and foam blocks.
Inflatable Pelvic Blocks are warranted against manufacturers defects for 90 days. Serola Biomechanics will repair, replace, or refund sales price upon it's discretion. If leaks appear after the warranty period, they may be repaired only with a glue that is made for wet suits, such as Aqua Seal.