Cerebral Palsy occurs due to impaired muscle coordination known as spastic paralysis and other disabilities, which have been caused by damage to the brain before or at birth
Cerebral Palsy occurs due to impaired muscle coordination known as spastic paralysis and other disabilities, which have been caused by damage to the brain before or at birth. Spasticity occurs as a result of increased muscle tone, which results in muscle stiffness. This muscle tightness makes movements difficult and can affect posture and balance. Toe walking is a common issue also. Podiatry can help with pressure areas, orthoses and footwear.
At Blueprint Podiatry, we offer a unique solution to assist individuals with cerebral palsy in improving their gait and mobility. Our unweighted harness system is designed to support children with CP while they walk or run, reducing the risk of falls and improving their overall movement.
How does the unweighted harness system work?
The unweighted harness system uses a suspension system to support the child's body weight partially, depending on their needs. This unloading effect helps reduce the pressure and impact on their legs and joints, allowing them to move with greater ease and confidence.
How can the harness benefit a child with cerebral palsy?
The unweighted harness can offer several benefits to children with cerebral palsy. By providing additional support and stability, it enables them to practice walking or running with less effort and risk of falling. The harness allows children to work on improving their gait patterns and strengthening their muscles in a safe and controlled environment.
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