Special strollers for special-needs kids
What is the difference between a rehab stroller and a standard stroller anyway?
Rehab strollers are designed specifically for children with disabilities. The goal is to fulfill the needs of children with different disabilities (physical, and sometimes mental ones). The rehab stroller is therefore different from a standard stroller in terms of its functionality, resilience and, to a degree, its appearance.
In general, a rehab stroller has these features:
Adjustable size, ergonomic & grows with your child
Higher load capacity, very stable & robust
Standard strollers usually have a maximum load capacity of 25 kg and are only as stable as necessary. This is not enough for children who have to be transported in the stroller for a longer duration because of their disability. Therefore, some rehab strollers have a maximum load capacity of 50 kg; they themselves weigh more. As a result, older and heavier children – even teenagers – can be transported safely. A sturdy design is also important for spastic children, because enormous forces are released during a spastic episode. The rehab stroller must be able to withstand these forces.