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Cerebral Palsy Musculature

Cerebral Palsy Musculature

There are many differences in the musculature of children with cerebral palsy (CP) compared to musculature of typically developing children. Here are six key differences which will influence, and can be influenced by, therapy.

12/20/2023

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Leckey Squiggles+ Stander Clinical Justification

Leckey Squiggles+ Stander Clinical Justification

Standing therapy is an essential part of 24-hour postural management and confers a range of benefits to children, including: increase in bone mineral density, improvement in range of movement, aiding bladder & bowel function, and aiding formation of the hip joint. The associated psychological benefits of being upright with peers aids communication and improves general wellbeing. The Leckey Squiggles+ Stander is a versatile 3-in-1 standing frame which can be positioned prone, supine, and upright. It has individually adjustable leg supports which support an abducted standing program or accommodate leg length difference, giving a safe and comfortable position for the child.

12/18/2023

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Leckey MyWay Walking Skills Assessment

Leckey MyWay Walking Skills Assessment

Clinicians can use this Walking Skills Assessment to document a baseline and track improvement of their client's ability to stand and ambulate while using the MyWay. The Leckey Walking Skills Assessment provides four objective measurements to determine a baseline and any status changes.

6/19/2023

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The Six F-Words for Child Development

The Six F-Words for Child Development

Getting the right wheelchair, seating, and mobility support for children involves the whole family and a team of professionals. The "F-Words" framework is a research-based approach for clinicians who support the health and development of children with disabilities. Dr. Rosenbaum and Dr. Gorter developed the "F-Words" based on the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework. Nearly two decades of research as part of the CanChild organization underpins their work. Tailored planning and intervention are at the heart of the "F-Words."

1/9/2023

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