Lily Mae is a delightful child who lives with various health issues including Cerebral Palsy (CP)and a dislocated left hip. These conditions result in Lily Mae requiring specialist equipment to support her in achieving a sitting or standing position. She has limited head control and transfers require the assistance of an adult. Like Lily-Mae, children who are significantly delayed in their ability to stand, and require the use of supportive equipment, are at greater risk of developing hip problems such as hip subluxation and dislocation. A standing frame which supported hip abduction was sought to support, maintain and improve Lily-Mae’s hip position by Senior Physiotherapist, Frances George.
Frances supports Lily Mae at her school, Humberston Park Special School near Grimsby, Lincolnshire, where a programme of hip abduction has been initiated using the R82 Gazelle PS. This ergonomic and versatile standing frame, that offers prone and supine support, has helped Lily Mae achieve significant results both in terms of clinical and social improvement. The Gazelle PS from R82 is a supportive standing frame for children of all abilities who require support in standing. Being able to stand is vital for both physical and psychological well-being. The Gazelle enables optimum upright postural positioning support from either the front or rear (prone and supine). By enabling the hips and knees to be supported in the correct alignment for standing, this provides a maximum stretch of both hamstrings and calf muscles. Gazelle offers multiple positioning and adjustment options so can be configured to meet the needs of each child. Read the full case study here:
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