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History

Gel Ovations Europe Ltd was founded by father and son independent living and seating specialists John and James Payne in 2007. After more than 20 years-experience in the mobility sector, they were looking for a new solution to make seating easier for the therapist and more comfortable for the client.

They wanted Wheelchair Pressure Solutions that could be issued straight from the shelf to avoid unnecessary delays in providing the client’s pressure care needs. James & John introduced a range of ready-made gel accessories ranging from Gel Arm Rest Pads, Gel Calf Supports to simple Gel Wraps and Stick-on Pads.

From 20 Gel Pressure Care options at launch, Gel Ovations now provides over 250 + instant pressure care products, that are no longer restricted to wheelchairs and are issued by Wheelchair Therapists, Rehab Engineers, Community Equipment Stores, Tissue Viability Nurses to name but a few.

Gel Ovations also supply many Specialist Seating Manufactures and Tissue Viability Care teams with their unique Dimensional Gel Pads.

Today Gel Ovations is an international entity, used throughout the NHS in the UK and Europe-wide to prevent pressure injuries for users of all types of medical and mobility equipment.

History

Gel Ovations Europe was founded by father and son mobility specialists, John and James Payne. After more than 20 years-experience in the seating industry they were looking for a new solution to tackle pressure ulcers to revolutionise the lives of clients, Occupational Therapist and tissue viability specialists. They wanted Wheelchair Pressure Solutions that could be issued straight from the shelf to avoid unnecessary delay to solve clients pressure care needs.

In 2007 James and John introduced Gel Ovations range of ready-made silicone gel-based protection, ranging from Gel Arm Rest Pads, Gel Calf Supports to Gel Wraps and Stick-on Pads.

From the twenty Gel Pressure Care options at it’s launch, Gel Ovations provides over 300 instant pressure care products, that are issued by Occupational Therapists, Wheelchair Therapists, Rehab Engineers, Community Equipment Stores and Tissue Viability Nurses to name but a few.

Gel Ovations also supply many Specialist Seating Manufactures and Tissue Viability Care teams with their unique Dimensional Gel Pads.

Based at its headquarters in Bristol, UK, Gel Ovations works very closely with healthcare professionals on the development of innovative new pressure care solutions, ensuring that its products are tried, tested and proven under clinical conditions.

Recent developments have included pressure care solutions for forehead stabilisers, hoist slings (SlingGel), for sports equipment (SportsGel) and the new ChinGel and NeckGel products bringing new levels of comfort and protection for people with dropped head syndrome.

Today Gel Ovations is a global brand, implemented throughout the NHS in the UK and internationally to prevent pressure injuries for users of all types of durable medical equipment.

The growing list of countries which Gel Ovations Europe now exports to includes:

“I often provide a Dimensional Gel Pad to clients that have a tendency of sliding or moving in their chair. The Pad reduces the risk of shear and friction and helps to maintain their position and skin integrity”

Danielle
Specialist Occupational Therapist

“I often provide a Dimensional Gel Pad to clients that have a tendency of sliding or moving in their chair. The Pad reduces the risk of shear and friction and helps to maintain their position and skin integrity”

Danielle
Specialist Occupational Therapist