Healthcare Professional Resources
We are dedicated to working alongside healthcare professionals to support patient recovery
The LimbO provides reliable, comfortable protection for casts, dressings and PICC lines enabling patients to bathe or shower with confidence.
The LimbO has been used widely within the NHS for over 25 years and is recommended with confidence by healthcare professionals. In a recent clinician survey, 96% of respondents agreed that the LimbO reduces the need for replacing wet casts, dressings or PICC lines, avoiding stress for patients and reducing complications and cost for the NHS. The following information is specifically for healthcare professionals and will help you assist your patients.
Below you will find useful resources to download and dates for educational events that we are involved in. At the bottom of this page is an e-form to request: LimbO samples, sizing guides, patient leaflets, children’s goody bags, and prescription packs.
You may also wish to visit our YouTube channel to see how the LimbO helps different patient groups and clinical teams.
LimbO Prescription Options – Now including the LimbO Foot model!
Following clinical requests and enthusiastic patient feedback we are pleased to announce that the LimbO Foot model is now available on FP10 prescription. The Foot model comes in two sizes and is ideal for patients with foot ulcers and dressings below the ankle who wish to shower.
We also have the Adult Half Leg and Elbow / PICC Line covers available on FP10 prescription. These have been prescribed for many years and are primarily for patients with long term health conditions, such as chronic leg wounds, or who are having I.V. treatment. The sizing and PIP codes are available on the links below.
NHS Supply Chain – LimbO Now Available
There are now 25 LimbO models available on NHS Supply Chain. This is a quick and easy way to order the right LimbO model for your patient and have it quickly delivered to your NHS location. Whether the LimbO is helping a patient with a short-term post operative wound or a more long-term requirement such as protecting compression hosiery or PICC lines, you can easily find and order what you require. The NHS Supply Chain range includes the lower limb and foot models, perfect to help patients with diabetic ulcers. There are also children’s models to help paediatric requirements. The full list of models, sizing and order codes can be downloaded below or simply search for the LimbO Waterproof Protector on your supply chain ordering system.
Carlie Hughes, Orthopaedic Practitioner and mum to two little girls
I can honestly say from first-hand experience with my daughter, and second-hand accounts from patients, this is an amazing product, the service you receive is second to none.
Team Training and Product Awareness
Our team of friendly LimbO representatives are available to assist with training events. Please contact us if you would like a rep to attend team training or a product awareness day. We can provide information packs and LimbO samples to inform and educate healthcare professionals, enabling them to facilitate patient well-being.
For assistance please call our Clinical Support Manager on 01243 578755
Exhibitions and Conferences
We exhibit at many medical conferences each year giving us the valuable opportunity to forge and develop links with clinicians. These events are a great opportunity to meet and show you directly how we help patients stay dry with LimbO Waterproof Protectors.
Please come and find our stand and LimbO representatives if attending any of the events below.
Kernow Nurse Conference, Newquay
Wounds Expo, Manchester
Leg Club Conference, Worcester
SMAE Institute Annual Conference, Thame
Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) Study Day, Durham
Scottish Diabetic Foot Conference, Glasgow
Tricounties Diabetic Foot Symposium, Ascot
Wounds UK Annual Conference, Harrogate
Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) Study Day, Cardiff
Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) Study Day, Norwich
IV Forum, Birmingham
National District Nurse Conference, Northampton
Association of Orthopaedic Practitioners (AOP) Midlands Study Day, Warwick
Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) Study Day, Doncaster
GAVeCeLT – PICC Day, Rome, Italy
OTA Conference, Blackpool
RCN Congress 2024, Newport Wales
Please complete the request form below for supplies and assistance
When we receive your request we will send supplies or contact you promptly to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
The LimbO has a soft, stretchy Neoprene seal which has been carefully designed to make it as easy as possible to insert the affected limb. You will receive instructions with your LimbO order and you can view our easy guide on how to use your LimbO here.
General medical advice is that swimming or similar vigorous water activities (e.g. water slides) should be avoided during the healing process and it might be a good idea to consult a medical practitioner if you have any doubts or questions regarding this.
However, you can use your LimbO for gentle submersion in a swimming pool, i.e. paddling or ‘splashing around’, given that you follow these safety guidelines:
- Activities such as wading/paddling should only be done within one’s depth
- Children must be supervised at all times
- Never enter a pool unaccompanied
- Never use the LimbO as a flotation device
- Do not attempt to use the LimbO in recreational activities
The LimbO can also be used in hydrotherapy as part of a medically-approved treatment. It can also be used in a hot tub, but for no longer than 10 minutes at a time as the heat will cause a faster build-up of condensation inside the LimbO.
Full leg casts can be heavy and severely restrict movement, therefore for safety reasons it is recommended not to go in a pool or the sea.
The LimbO should not be worn for longer than 25 minutes at a time because condensation can begin to build up inside the LimbO as it is completely sealed.