Paediatric Reflex Hammer Parrot

£94.00 ( £112.80 Inc. VAT )


  • Pedia Pals Parrot Reflex Hammer easily disarms the child by peeking out of the doctors’ or nurses’ pocket
  • Pedia Pals Parrot Reflex Hammer gives patients a “kiss on the knee”, which is more comforting than a “hit” or “tap” from a scary hammer
  • Balance, durometer, and weight match the quality and performance of conventional hammers
  • Integrated internal stiffener for strength and overall rigidity
  • Pocket clip made of strong, durable Polypropylene
  • Patented engineering and design
  • 7 1/2″ long ergonomic design
  • Soft PVC molded
  • Non-toxic hand painted decoration
  • Certified Latex free


Brand Description: Niche Healthcare

Model Number – NH-00975

Pedia Pals’ Reflex Hammers are high quality and field-tested products that allow patients to feel comfortable in the doctor’s office. They were created to allow doctors to perform their task while the young patient has reduced anxiety and feels welcomed in the environment.

These Reflex Hammers are a great addition to an existing paediatric office or as part of a renovation to be more patient and healing oriented. Pedia Pals a variety of products designed to make a paediatric office more kid friendly. Keeping a little patient from being a little impatient.


What’s a DTR?

The reflex that the doctor checks by tapping your knee is called the patellar, or knee-jerk, reflex. It is also known as a deep tendon reflex (DTR) because the doctor is actually tapping on a tendon called the patellar tendon. This tap stretches the tendon and the muscle in the thigh that connects to it. A message then gets sent to the spinal cord that the muscle has been stretched.

Your spinal cord very quickly sends a message back to the muscle telling it to contract. A contraction of the muscle causes your lower leg to kick out. You might wonder why such a reflex exists. This type of reflex is important in keeping your balance. When you’re standing up, gravity might cause your knee to bend slightly, and this could make you fall if you didn’t have the protective DTR to straighten that knee and keep you standing upright.

A doctor often checks for DTRs to make sure that the nervous system is working properly. Aside from the knee, they also can be checked along the outside of the elbows, in the crooks of the arms, and at the wrists and ankles.

Why is a neurological exam done?

A complete and thorough evaluation of your child’s nervous system is important if there is any reason to think there may be an underlying problem.

Damage to the nervous system can cause delays in the child’s normal development and functioning. Early identification may help find the cause and decrease long-term complications. A complete neurological exam may be done:

  • During a routine physical

  • During a newborn physical

  • To follow the progression of a disease

  • Following any type of birth defect to the head or spine

  • If the child has any of these complaints:

    • Headaches

    • Blurry vision

    • Change in behaviour

    • Fatigue

    • Change in balance or coordination

    • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs

    • Decrease in movement of the arms or legs

    • Injury to the head, neck, or back

    • Temperature of unknown source

    • Seizures

    • Slurred speech

    • Weakness

    • Tremor


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