Specialised Orthotic Services visited a local Special School on the 19th of September 2013 to introduce the children to the new Equipoise Straddle Seat.
Providing the best seating products possible through continuous development
As part of our continuous development program, SOS frequently allow real users to borrow our latest equipment for demonstration. This allows physiotherapists, teachers, Occupational Therapists and parents to see and use our latest equipment and helps them to determine if a product will be suitable for their children or client in their care. We believe in providing the best possible seating service and strive to provide the best possible products.
The Equipoise is unique and offers a different take on functional postural support by placing the client in the position adopted when riding a horse. The effect of reducing the hip flexion automatically produces a lordosis and puts the extensor muscle groups at an advantage . This places the child in an enhanced position of balance and minimises the effect of sitting with a poor centre of gravity.
Children with poor seating balance can achieve a more stable position on the equipoise and improves seating balance and function.
A big thank you to the parents
We would like to thank the parents who have allowed us to take some photos. The equipoise has been left with the school for demonstration over the coming weeks so the children can enjoy using it.