Equipment

We offer a range of specialist equipment and facilities

We offer a range of specialist equipment and facilities, including two Universal Exercise Units (UEU’s) incorporating the ‘spider’ therapy, LokoHelp electromechanical gait trainer, MOTOmed gracile12 movement therapy, TheraSuitsiJoy Ride horse riding machineTomcat trikes, Total Gym Power Tower, Kaye Scoot-Aboutpaediatric steps, LiteGait mobile hoist, parallel bars, partial weight bearing treadmill, wobble boards and thera benches.

TheraSuit Method and Spider

TheraSuit Method and Spider

The TheraSuit Method uses specific exercises and equipment to improve the range of a child’s motion, posture, balance, flexibility, and function. The main device used in this method is called a TheraSuit. This soft brace enhances postural control to allow isolated exercises within the normal pattern of movement. The Spider is a series of bungee ropes in a frame that supports the child in any position while the physiotherapist carries out exercises to help develop and build the child’s muscles. Bungee-like cords are attached to allow the child to learn new and correct patterns of movement through strengthening and functional skills practice.

TheraSuit

TheraSuit

The TheraSuit consists of a series of elastic bands to properly align the body, support weak muscles and provide external stabilization. The bands can be adjusted for each child to provide the needed support or resistance.

Thera Bench

Thera Bench

The Thera Bench is designed for children who require minimal levels of postural support when seated. The height and angle is adjustable and can be tilted at a range of different angles. It encourages correct postural positioning thanks to its slanted seat.

Parallel Bars

Parallel Bars

Parallel Bars are important items of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and exercise equipment. They are used to help the children regain their strength, balance, range of motion and independence.

Wobble Board

Wobble Board

Wobble Boards add a dynamic component to balance training, forcing greater neuromuscular activation to further develop the body’s ability to sense movement. The results are better balance and stability, the ability to change direction more quickly when needed and more finely tune motor skills. In a playful way, but very efficiently, the Wobble Board supports physical awareness and balance.

I Joy Ride Horse Riding Machine

I Joy Ride Horse Riding Machine

The iJoy Ride is the latest hi-tech horse riding machine. It helps to tone and condition muscles known to improve posture and balance. It gives the key benefits gained from horseback riding which is proven to improve core stability, circulation, cardiovascular fitness and well-being. The child sits on the comfortable seat either alone or with the assistance of a therapist and can go at the choice of 4 speeds and also an auto program which runs through all 4 speeds, therefore testing the child’s abilities to adjust.

Trike

Trike

The Tomcat Trike is a safe and stable trike which can be adjusted to suit each child’s individual needs, such as different straps to secure the child, and gaiters which help to keep the child’s legs in the correct alignment. It helps to get the child to exercise their legs in a functional pattern in a fun way riding around the local park. It can be controlled by the child using the handlebars, as well as by the therapist using a handle at the back to steer and control the brakes, making it safe for the child.

Total Gym Power Tower

Total Gym Power Tower

The Total Gym Power Tower is an adjustable glideboard which can be used for squats, working on core muscles, arm exercises etc. We can change the difficulty of the Total Gym Power Tower depending on the ability of the child, making it a piece of equipment that can be used for a lot of the children who visit the centre. The Total Gym Power Tower also uses the child’s own body weight at different levels so we know that the child is never attempting to lift a weight that is too heavy for them.

Kaye Scoot-About

Kaye Scoot-About

The Kaye Scoot-About is a mobile sitting and exercise device. It allows the child to exercise their legs by pushing or pulling with their legs to propel themselves. This piece of equipment allows the child to become more independent by moving themselves around the centre with ease.

LiteGait mobile hoist

LiteGait mobile hoist

The Lite Gait Mobile Hoist can be used to train balance while walking with support to prevent falls while controlling the amount of movement to restore function. It permits unilateral or bilateral support for children with walking disorders, allowing progression of the weight bearing from non to full weight bearing. The harness removes a controllable portion of the weight from the legs and redistributes it to the pelvis and trunk, ensuring free movement of the arms and legs and allowing the therapist to manually assist a patient’s legs and pelvis to achieve proper gait patterns.

LokoHelp

LokoHelp

The LokoHelp is a wonderful device for our children in lower limb rehabilitation. It creates the perfect gait pattern by guiding the legs on a treadmill and motivates the child to practice longer with more commitment. It offers a wide range of challenges by increasing the speed, duration and inclination. Visual feedback and mirrors help in the learning of motor skills to achieve positive results and functional outcomes.

Paediatric Steps

Paediatric Steps

Pediatric Steps help to develop climbing skills, gross motor functions and rehabilitates strength and balance.

Peanut Ball

Peanut Ball

The Peanut Inflatable Ball comes in many different colours and sizes, we use them for balance and co-ordination training and strengthening activities. The Peanut Ball helps to increase core strength by working on the abdomen and back control. It can also improve a child’s dynamic balance by sitting or lying on top of the ball to develop gross motor skills, postural stability and bilateral coordination. The most common use of the therapy ball is the gradual introduction of increased weight-bearing activities to improve muscle tone and strength.

Ladder Back Chair

Ladder Back Chair

The Ladder Back Chair can be used for sitting as well as standing and allows a child to move from kneeling to half kneeling to standing. It engages the child through a structured therapy programme and helps them to improve balance and coordination.

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It helps to relieve pain, supports muscles in movement, removes lymphatic fluid congestion, corrects joint misalignment, assists in positioning a muscle or joint into a proper position for rehabilitation, assists a weak muscle by placing it in a normal position and improves kinesthetic awareness of posture and alignment.