Children & rehab strollers
– how can we find one that is suitable?
Simply putting the child in the rehab stroller and off you go is not enough in most cases. The rehab stroller must fit to the child – it must be adapted to the child. Your child’s therapist takes care of this. They pay particular attention to:
The pelvis position as the starting point
Attention must first be paid to the position of the pelvis because it is the most important point for the overall posture and additional functions. It is therefore important to stabilize the pelvis in an upright position. To do this, the child is seated, with his or her back straight and elongated, all the way against the backrest. This can be done only if the seat depth of the seat is appropriate for the size of the child (see page 7, “Seat depth”). If the seat depth is too great, the child will automatically fall into a position where his or her back is rounded. As a result, the pelvis tilts to the back and the buttocks slip to the front. This is exactly what is not wanted for a good fit. If the child is placed on the seat with his or her pelvis upright, the person accompanying the child should observe whether the child can hold this position on its own. If not, accessories such as soft pelvic harnesses, pelvis belts, etc. can provide passive support.
Correct adjustment as a therapeutic measure
Lateral support & guidance
Stable support of the upper body
4 dimensions are important when making adaptations:
lower leg length (for footrest height)