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How to self prone?

Dr. Ilan Lieberman is the medical director at Levitex. Over the past year, he has been working on the front line with the team at Wythenshawe Hospital, in the fight against Covid-19. We are so proud of him and all the other doctors and nurses across the UK.

As Dr. Lieberman  continues to work tirelessly in the Intensive Care Unit, he has told us that one of the critical interventions being used to help patients with coronavirus is the use of pillows to position them in prone.

We quickly realised that our pillows’ pressure relieving abilities are perfect for proning, and we wanted to help! Therefore, we have donated more than a hundred of our Levitex pillows to ICUs across the North West region.

Using his experience in ICUs, Ilan has put together a how-to guide and a short video for us about self-proning, covering the best way to self-prone.

We have also put together a bundle of two Levitex pillows, sold at a heavily discounted price and with priority dispatch. Thanks to their pressure relieving properties, they are perfect for proning at home, as demonstrated by Dr Ilan.

An explanation video from Dr. Ilan about what self-proning is and why it may be beneficial.

Self-prone at home

Dr. Ilan has produced two short videos on how to self-prone in your own home. This guide will be particularly beneficial if you are having breathing difficulties due to symptoms of coronavirus Covid-19. We have also produced a downloadable booklet of his self-proning advice, adapted from his work in ICUs. This might help you alleviate your symptoms if you are struggling to breathe due to Covid-19.

How to self-prone at home.

Self-proning with reduced movement.

To get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), a new illness that affects your lungs and airways please visit the NHS website.

Dr Lieberman works as a Pain Medicine Consultant and Clinician with The University Hospitals of South Manchester (UHSM). He is also our Medical Director. Here are his credentials.

Dr Ilan Lieberman
Pain Management Specialist
Levitex Medical Director

Our downloadable guide to self-proning at home.

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If you require further information on self-proning you can contact us on email at

Due to their pressure relieving an postural support properties we recommend proning with our pillows Рhowever you can prone with what you have available at home. We have put together a specially priced pack with priority despatch. 

  • Levitex Pillow Proning at home Pack