Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Children with Cerebral Palsy

Children with Cerebral Palsy require special assistance of mobility devices in order to make it easier to move around and carry out daily tasks. Wheelchairs are often a popular choice for children with mobility issues as they come in different sizes and different accommodations, which makes it easier to find one that fits individual lifestyles and needs.

Cerebral palsy also known as CP is a condition caused by injury to the parts of the brain that control our ability to use our muscles and bodies. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. Often the injury happens before birth, sometimes during delivery, or soon after being born. Physical symptoms typically appear in the first few years of life.

Cerebral Palsy Wheelchair  are frequently slow to reach developmental milestones such as learning to roll over, sit, crawl, smile, or walk. Cerebral Palsy occurs in 1 in every 300 children (Source:  Center for Disease Control).CP can be mild, moderate, or severe. Mild CP may mean a child is clumsy. Moderate CP may mean the child walks with a limp. He or she may need a special leg brace or a cane. More severe CP can affect all parts of a child’s physical abilities.Child with moderate or severe CP may have to use a wheelchair and other special equipment.

Children with CP can also have learning problems, speech, problems with hearing or seeing (called sensory problems), intellectual differences, and behavioral or emotional challenges. Cerebral palsy does not always cause serious disabilities. Usually, the greater the injury to the brain, the more severe the CP. However, CP doesn't get worse over time, and most children with CP have a normal life span.

Pediatric Wheelchairs we offer are designed specifically for a wide range of children. All pediatric wheelchair can be configured with many accessories to meet your specific needs. Comfortable, sporty, and reliable.This is an ideal system for pediatric patients who require multiple tilt angles for pressure relief, digestion and fixed seat positions.

Wheelchair Pediatric divided into three major categories.Pediatric Chairs isn’t an official thing, but it helped me when I was comparing various models. The main categories are standard, tilt, and stroller-style. I suggest checking them all out to get a feel for what type is the best fit for your family.Pediatric Chairs are best suited for children who have good trunk control.

Features
Epoxy powder coated frame
Detachable arm rest & foot rest provided
Height adjustable and detachable head rest
Hydraulic reclining high back for a comfortable posture
Hydraulic adjustable seat angle
Detachable back and seat pad
Extra cushion upholstery provided to under arm, head & calg
Fold-able
Lever and paddle brakes provided
Safety belt provided
Cloth look like water proof upholstery
Anti wheels for better safety and stability                                      

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