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An adaptive stroller that tilts and reclines to meet any child's positioning needs.

“My First Mobility Device” Adaptive Stroller or Wheelchair?

It is a big step when a family needs to move forward with getting their child with developmental challenges their first mobility device. Many questions go through their mind: Will it help my child to move better? Will it help us as a family to do more activities together? Will it work for my child and staff at school? What will it look like? Will it somehow keep my child from walking?... and many more questions. When a family comes to Walking and Wheeling for an evaluation of their child’s mobility needs, we answer all of these questions.

Activities to Decrease In-toeing

  1. Hip Stretching; if Applicable.
  2. Walk back and forth straddling a 6”-12" wide board that is laying on the ground.
  3. Use a toy with parts to carry back and forth (i.e. a puzzle).

Activities to Decrease Toe Walking

  1. Walk around in swimming flippers (with socks on) for 10- 15 minutes per day.
  2. Walk or skate in roller blades/ skates for a minimum of 10-15 minutes per day. Ice skate also.
  3. Walk like a duck/penguin by walking on heels between events at home (e.g- walking on heels out to the car to run an errand, walking on heels to get to the table for a meal, etc.)
  4. Walk up hills.

Developing a Physically Fit Baby

When we think of physical fitness, we often think about adults and youth getting in shape; but what about the physical development of a baby? Parents are given advice about their baby’s development anywhere from books, to their next door neighbor. Often the advice is vague or conflicting. Our lives are becoming more and more complicated and families need some straightforward, balanced and yet simple guidelines to facilitate the development of their baby.

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