Notes on suitability of Throne Rails for various Disabilities


Depending on the specific needs of the user, the Bariatric and the Wrap around rail will benefit the Stroke patient with the aftermath of muscle weakness to one side of the body. As the paralysis or weakness effects either side of the body the Rail models enable the user to grip the rail with their unaffected good hand and work it around the top rail, maintaining support while turning their body in order to lower on to the toilet. Conversely, the Bariatric rail will allow high uneven exertion because of the re-enforcement and its strength loading as a result of the floored legs.


The Wraparound Toilet Rail gives the MS patient considerable support. If using a wheel chair, a front approach transfer to the toilet is required. The model rail provides bilateral support, and hand contact with the Rail can be maintained while the patient is turning in order to lower themselves onto the toilet. When seated the patient has full trunk support to sides and back.


Either the Standard or Sloped settings will benefit anyone with Rheumatoid Arthritis whilst toileting. It enables the user rail support close to the body. This makes it easier for them to lever themselves up from the toilet where painful joints are involved. If the user is a larger build, then the Bariatric rail will provide the extra weight loading.

CEREBAL PALSY PATIENTS – Children’s rails – All Adult rails

It has been demonstrated that the Rails greatly benefit CP users providing them full trunk support to their sides and back. Being rigidly fixed to the toilet bowl it allows secure hand grip. If unable to secure a hand grip, users have hooked their arms over and under the top rail (for Adult and child Wrap-around Models). As each patient has different needs along with each toilet space, the right rail will come down to the user, whether the toilet is dedicated or shared, and what space limitations or requirements there are in the toilet space. An Occupational Therapist Assessment will always determine the correct rail for you. What is always important is that the user feels secure and capable when they are toileting.


Again, all rails are recommended for use after surgery. If the toilet  needs to be elevated, a Throne Toilet Spacer  can be used with the rails by placing under the toilet seat and on top of the toilet bowl giving the patient the elevation and safety  whilst toileting. The Rails offer bilateral support with the weight being taken on the arms for easing down and lifting from the toilet.

SCOLIOSIS – All rails

Depending on the severity of the scoliosis, it has been demonstrated that the Wraparound Toilet Rail offers the user full trunk and hand rail support. If only bilateral support is needed other Throne models can be considered.

SCIATICA – ‘3 in 1’ and Bariatric

Either the Standard, Splayed (for wider people) or the Sloped Toilet Rails offer much the same benefits to access the toilet. They provide bilateral support for lowering onto or when rising from the toilet. The user can be confident in having added safety by using these rails.

FRAIL AGED – ‘3 in 1’ and Bariatric

The rails suit most people who are living independently, in fact, we believe that having a rail support is always better than having nothing. They provide the necessary bilateral hand support for lowering onto and rising from the toilet. The rails have the distinct advantage of being close to the body where they are needed. They are fixed rigidly to the toilet bowl.  No wall or floor mounts required. The most popular rail in this category has been the ‘3 in 1’.


Depending on the injury, the full range of Throne toilet rails and Spacers offer support to promote healing. Throne Rails and Step for Children |