The design of The VALLEY® Cushion was as a result of a collaboration between two founders of UT Care Products Ltd, Professor Ian Swain and Senior Research Nurse Peter Lowthian.
Some years ago Peter Lowthian designed a foam cushion with a central channel to relieve pressure on the perineum. Pilot studios were encouraging, however a commercial version of the cushion was not produced.
Independently Ian Swain had been developing a cushion to achieve the same effect after his wife had an episiotomy following the birth of their first child. Due to the success of the cushion a commercial partner was sought.
Ian and Peter met and managed to design and build the first prototype of the cushion before the birth of the Swain’s second child. This cushion worked far better than the first and so the new VALLEY® Cushion came into being.
Today we still use the original design and specifications that have been scientifically tested and clinically proven to be the most effective non-invasive pain management system.