Cerebral palsy (CP) a broad term used to describe a group of chronic “palsies” — disorders that impair control of movement due to damage to the developing brain and usually develops by age 2 or 3 and nonprogressive brain disorder is one of the pediatric medical conditions that could induce gait and balance disorders in Children.
Children with CP show (a) crouched posture, contributing to decreased ability to recover balance (longer time/increased sway); (b) delayed responses in ankle muscles; (c) inappropriate muscle response sequencing; (d) increased coactivation of agonists/antagonists.
Other medical conditions could be Traumatic Brain Disorders, Injection Palsy, Perthes’ Disease, Bone Fracture and Dislocation.
Children affected by these conditions will need supports and aides as part of their physical rehabilitation enabling them to participate in activities of daily living.
At a glance
- Enables children to stand up as independently as possible
- Does not have to be attached to walls
- Can be rolled across level indoor and outdoor surfaces
- Electric strap rewinder for children with reduced arm strength
- Variety of accessories for various clinical pictures
The Ottobock Standing Frame for Children is specially designed to permit safe and stable standing. Now children can stand at eye level with their friends and experience their environment in a whole new way. At the same time, their sense of balance is stimulated through pressure on the reflex zones on the surface of the feet. The Standing Frame can improve spatial orientation. Shortening of the muscles, contractures, spasms and circulatory problems are also prevented.
When standing, children see things from a totally different perspective: Right at eye level with playmates, they can participate actively while being supported by our standing frame.
Effectively relieves parents
A key feature of our Standing Frame for Children is that it does not need to be attached to the wall. The Standing Frame rests on four wheels so that it can be moved to any indoor or outdoor location with an even surface. Children can stand anywhere they like and become more integrated into family life.
The height of the footplate can be individually aligned with a children’s wheelchair. This eliminates the need for transferring the child back to the wheelchair and significantly reduces the strain on parents. The Standing Frame allows children to stand up and sit down as independently as possible. The basic model comes with support bars and pads. As soon as the child begins to stand up, the strap rewinder locks the right and left strap in any position. The child is held securely and may rest or reposition his or her hands and then gradually stand up.
Optional electric strap system
The optional electric strap rewinder helps children with reduced arm strength stand up. The two systems give the child precisely the support he or she needs. Healthy body functions are efficiently utilized and promoted. Thanks to additional accessories such as swiveling pads, upper body supports or headrests, the Standing Frame can be adapted to meet different requirements and clinical pictures. The Standing Frame is suitable for children 120 to 150 centimeters tall.
We stock this and more aids and splints for children of different ages and heights.
Why dont you call us or book an appointment to talk to our therapists if you have further concerns or questions.