Walking is typically encouraged for special needs children as soon as their legs are ready to bear weight. To help in the walking processes, gait trainers encourage new walkers to put their weight on one leg, lean forward and swing the other leg forward in front of the body. R82 offers a variety of products including the Crocodile and Mustang gait trainers to help children living with special needs improve their walking skills.
To learn more about the R82 Crocodile and Mustang gait trainers, please join us on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 9AM PDT for an hour-long interactive webinar to be presented by physical therapist, Bente Storm.
Both the R82 Crocodile and Mustang encourage a child’s body to remain centered around the midline while facilitating rotation of hips, tilting of the pelvis, shifting of body weight from side-to-side and swinging of arms, along with other natural walking movements.
The R82 Mustang is a 2017 Mobility Management Best Pick in its category.
The lightweight, easy-to-assemble R82 Crocodile is positioned behind the child to safely allow freedom of movement and facilitate walking. The adjustable handles can be individually positioned close to the child’s body providing maximum support and stability. It was designed for children who need minimal walking support. Click here to learn more about the R82 Crocodile.
The R82 Mustang provides excellent upper body support, adjustable angle positioning for forward tilt in the anterior configuration and full upright support in the posterior configuration. Positioning accessories are available for children who need extra support, and are removable as their walking skills progress. The R82 Mustang is often used to promote walking in children living with Cerebral Palsy and other developmental delays. Click here to learn more about the R82 Mustang.