Therapy chairs for children and youngstersPrint
Encouraging active sitting behaviour
Encouraging dynamically active sitting behaviour is very important in children and youngsters with cerebral movement disorders (e.g. spasticity) and perception processing disorders (ADS/ADHS/autism). Special chairs can provide assistance during lessons or therapy sessions.
As much support and assistance as necessary
A secure, balanced and symmetrical sitting position can be achieved with a pelvic support, a specially shaped seat block and local pulse generators. Fully variable adjustment of the seat height ensures that both feet have firm contact with the floor, while castors give the user more mobility.
This therapy chair helps children to acquire a feeling for their own balance and to perceive the movements of their body while also maintaining balance and control.
Regulating muscle tone, improving fine motor skills and increasing attention levels
The secure, symmetrical sitting position regulates muscular tension and is a key prerequisite for being able to start activating fine motor skills. The upright, unsupported sitting posture lets the children move their arms freely and in a relatively relaxed manner.
Holding their bodies and heads upright gives users a new level of perception: the enhanced levels of attention make it easier to communicate with their surroundings.
The chair is suitable for children with minimum control of their trunk and a minimum level of support functionality in their legs.
Professional briefing in the use of the therapy chair is necessary, together with exercise instructions and a training session with a therapist.