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Seat for children Available in three sizes.
There are 3 models of this product available. Suppliers may not supply them all:
Specialised Orthotic Services Ltd
Unit 127/128 Fauld Industrial Estate
Burton On Trent
The Equipoise Straddle Seat from SOS introduces an alternative approach to functional seating for the handicapped child.
Conventional seating adopts a basic 90 / 90 sitting posture which has basic intrinsic disadvantages for the severely disable child when working to develop effective sitting balance.
The Equipoise Straddle Seat from SOS uses a sitting posture based on the position adopted when riding a horse which places the child in an enhanced position of balance to minimise the effect of sitting with a poor Centre of Gravity (C of G) common in conventional sitting posture.
Children with poor sitting balance can achieve a more stable position on the Equipoise due to the reduced flexion in the posture which enables the child to sit with a better degree of balance and so allowing improved functional balance and movement.
The Equipoise comes with all the support pads required and has the option to work with it's own tray or with static work tables, desks.
The High-Low frame of the Equipoise provides real flexibility during use allowing positioning at various heights to suit differing functional tasks.
The Equipoise will allow children with very low levels of sitting ability the opportunity to work on postural development from a very young age.
It is very important that the occupational therapist and/or the physiotherapist working with your child are involved in the choice of chair. They can advice on positioning to encourage head control and sitting balance, and on chairs that encourage a symmetrical sitting posture.
All of the activities a child wishes to carry out whilst in the chair should be considered before purchase and the chair should be trialled in the place where it is going to be used.
The chairs listed here may be provided by your local authority, depending on their eligibility criteria. If your child is eligible, the equipment will be provided on a long-term loan basis. Alternatively, you may be eligible for a direct payment to purchase something suitable.
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