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Paediatric Silva® Tinkham Sling 240 \In stock

Paediatric Silva® Tinkham Sling

Technically advanced transfer sling designed for end users who suffer with extreme extensions
Paediatric Silva® Tinkham Sling
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Sizing - guide
Installation options
Lift type - guide
Mobility FIM
Sling shape

Lift Type
Support Type
Full body
Optional: Additional Hip tapes
Attachment Type
Loop fixing spreader bar
User Physicality
Active alert and able to participate
Asymmetrical body shapes
Extreme extensions
Good head control
Good head trunk and hip control
Limited body control
Limited head control
Limited head trunk and hip control
Limited mobility
Not suitable for poor skin integrity issues
Severely disabled
Uncontrolled involuntary movement
Weight Limit
Mobility FIM Measure
1 & 2
(Mobility FIM measure only - please see tab for further detail)
Available Material
Silva-Superfine PLUS

A highly technically advanced transfer sling designed for end users who suffer with extreme extensions. The Silva-Tinkham sling has been manufactured to ensure a safe transfer for those end users who have been known as 'escape artists' and have difficulty in maintaining any body control or those who have extensor patterning

It is a fully supportive divided leg sling and features a wrap around thoracic section, designed to fit firmly around the body, with clunk-click buckle which allows the user to 'wear' the sling. It features a soft padded neck roll and head support. Two sets of hip tapes are supplied as standard. Two modesty straps supplied, one alongside the inner leg tape and one across the width of the leg.

The Silva-Tinkham was initially designed for the Ellen Tinkham School and is consequently named after this wonderful and inspiring school. 

This product is protected by a Community Design Registration No. 002 284 497 (2013)
Design Rights: Silvalea Ltd

Available in three material types:
Polyester - Easy application. Glides and slides smoothly, dries quickly after washing.
Mesh - High density open weave mesh, durable, used for bathing as quick drying. SUITABLE FOR BATHING
Silva-Superfine® PLUS - High performance fabric offering superior comfort. SUITABLE FOR BATHING

Polyester and Mesh - Wash at 85°C
Silva-Superfine PLUS - Wash at 71°C
All materials - Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C)

Disclaimer: Adding additional support options such as hip tapes, chest support or waist support etc. means that your purchase will be adapted specifically for your own use and as such we do not accept returns/cancellations on these items unless they have arrived damaged or are faulty. Please check carefully before selecting any additions and refer to our returns policy for further details.

Silva® and Silva-Superfine®is a registered trademark. Silvalea is the exclusive licensee of the trademark.
Silva® Tinkham is Protected by Community design Registration Number: 002 284 497 (2013) Design Rights: Silvalea Ltd 1997-2023

Sizing - guide

Please Note: Measurements are given for guidance and only reflect the design stated. If you require a custom made sling or have any further questions regarding Silvalea sizing please contact for more help. Click Here

(Chest Circumference) 
(C7 to Base of Spine)
XXSmall 55 - 60cm 35 - 40cm
XSmall 68 - 74cm 40 - 45cm
Small 79 - 86cm 45 - 50cm




Installation options

Please Note: The images shown are to be used as a guide to the various installation options this product can be used for. These are a pictorial representation only. Please refer to the product’s instructions of use for application process.


Lift type - guide

Lift Type: KEY

Active – end user is active and can participate in transfer

Passive Lift – end user can maintain passivity or has limited mobility

Extensive – end user has limited body control and/or suffers from extreme extensions

Mobility FIM

Functional Independence Measure

The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scale assesses physical and cognitive disability. This scale focuses on the burden of care – that is, the level of disability indicating the burden of caring for them.


1. Transfers: bed/chair/wheelchair 
2. Transfers: toilet
3. Transfers: bathtub/shower
4. Transfers: car
5. Locomotion: walking/wheelchair 
6. Locomotion: stairs
Sling shape

Approximate visual representation of sling design.


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