specialised equipment our children need…
meet the rt300
The RT300 bike is for the little super stars of Perth who need this sort of equipment to help them move!! The RT300 costs $60,000 and is only available at PMH and the rehabME area at Essence Gym with Triston Hunter Step Ahead Physiotherapy. Thanks to this being donated ‘other’ children can access this AMAZING ‘cutting edge’ piece of equipment. It works by the child being connected to ‘electrical stimulation’ pads that stick on like bandaids and stimulate whichever muscles the (sage) computer and therapist asks. Therefore, the bike and computer take over the muscles and help the children to move, where usually the child may not be able to.
This is super exciting as we are ALL supposed to move, some of us just need a little bit of extra help. Contact us for more information.
meet the litegate (jr200) treadmill (t50)
Our new ‘AWESOME’ addition to assisting children through the SRBF community and the SRBF ‘rehabME’ Program.
Here is some information for you:
WalkAble (LiteGait®) can help therapists and parents improve a patient’s gait patterns, posture, balance, muscle strength and overall endurance levels. LiteGait® devices control weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill or over ground. When integrated with the innovative LiteGait® harnesses, they provide proper posture, reduce weight bearing, eliminate concerns for balance, and facilitate training of coordinated lower extremity movement, all while ensuring a comfortable experience for the patient. The devices also allow therapists to manually assist the legs and pelvis of a patient to achieve proper gait patterns.
specialised equipment and pricing
equipment that may be needed
- Equipment needed (only some examples ..)
- Special seating chairs that give 100 per cent support & that are comfortable.
- Special seating chairs that best facilitate learning posture.
- Suction units – to help clear airways.
- Oxygen bottles – if need for respiratory distress
- I-pads for vision and education games
- Communication devices ie. switch toys, eye-gaze systems & visual boards.
- Physio equipment: wedges, rollers, support systems
- Second skin suits for postural supports (to help with children suffering from scoliosis)
- Toys which are based around special needs requirements.
- Feeding pumps – if child is fed through ‘peg’ in their stomach
- Thermomix for the parents to easily be able to make up the child’s milk or pureed food.
- Standing frame – to allow children to be in the upright position to benefit chest health, hip displacement, organ health, bone density & overall wellbeing.
- Wheel chair for both home & school. One that is light yet supportive & the best seating option for the child to easily to move around.
- Hospital bed for the correct positioning throughout the night. Having a hospital bed allows the child to be put on an incline postion which helps with her chest health if she is unwell. This will also be used for changing her nappy during the day … to save parents/carers backs!!
- A hoist to move around the house. If the child is a little heavy to carry safely.
- A special chair for the bath to make sure that the child is supported safely.
- A mobile hospital bath where the child lays down flat in. This allows the child to be safe at all times whilst having a wash.
- A car with a wheelchair hoist built in. This allows the child’s wheelchair to be restrained safely.