Historically, a common approach to floating a patient’s heels has been to place pillows under the lower leg and position them so there is no pressure on the Achilles tendon and the heel. Unfortunately, this method has always had a frequent problem.
After positioning the patient, the chances that they’ll remain perfectly still once you’re gone are very low since patients naturally move and reposition themselves for comfort. Repositioning can often leave your patients vulnerable to the forces of friction, shear and pressure on their heel.
This is where Heel Offloading Boots come into play, providing the support and pressure redistribution that patients need!