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Silva® Flotation sling 258 \In stock

Silva® Flotation sling

The Silvalea flotation Sling was designed to allow even the severely disabled to become familiar with the water.
Silva® Flotation sling
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Sizing - guide
Lift type - guide
Mobility FIM
Sling shape
Lift Type
Support Type
Attachment Type
Loop fixing spreader bar
User Physicality
Active alert and able to participate
Good head control
Good head trunk and hip control
Limited mobility
Not suitable for poor skin integrity issues
Severely disabled
Weight Limit
XSmall - Medium = 64kgs/10stone/140lbs
LRG = 89kgs/14stone/195lbs
Mobility FIM Measure
(Mobility FIM measure only - please see tab for further detail)
Available Material

The Silvalea flotation Sling was designed and developed to allow even the severely disabled to become familiar within a water environment. Whether in a swimming pool or hydrotherapy pool, the flotation sling reduces handling needs whilst fully supporting the user in the water. The sling is constructed to provide maximum buoyancy, security and support to a user in a horizontal position.

The benefits of hydro, or aquatic therapy have long been understood for both rehabilitation, physical strengthening and sensory stimulation. The Silva Flotation Sling allows the therapist/caregiver to gently maneuver the end user through the water in a controlled way building confidence in the end user.

Featuring a foam neck roll for additional buoyancy to support the end users head, waist support with connecting groin strap for additional client security and soft padded roll at the base of the sling aids user comfort.

A specialist hydrotherapy swimming buoyancy aid such as this flotation sling should not be used without a full risk assessment and whilst it can be used to transfer an end user into and out of a pool it should only be used with an approved pool or wet environment hoist.

Safety: This product is not a lifesaving piece of equipment and it should not be treated as such. It has been designed to assist with transfers into the pool and to provide support and aid buoyancy whilst in the water. The user should be accompanied at all times when using this product and never left unsupervised.

Sling body - Wash at 85°C
Sling body - Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C)
Noodles - Wipe clean with a damp cloth

Silva® is a registered trademark. Silvalea is the exclusive licensee of the trademark.

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

(Shoulder Circumference) 
(Top of Head to Back of Knee)
XSmall 76 - 86cm 100 - 109cm
Small 86 - 96cm 109 - 118cm
Medium 96 - 108cm 118 - 127cm
Large 108 - 130cm 127 - 136cm




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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