Many children with cerebral palsy and other physical impairments need adaptive equipment for therapeutic services or even day-to-day living. Such equipment not only allows a little more independence, it can also be vital for their well-being.
When parents or caregivers are confronted with the fact that their child will need a mobility aid for an extended period of time, they are also confronted with a myriad of choices, questions and concerns. Most of these questions evolve around one main question: “How can I make sure that the clinical and therapeutic needs of my child are met, while we can still go places easily?”
The new and improved Rifton WAVE Bathing System.
Sam Durgin - new product design team leader with Rifton - has been collecting product design ideas for a long time. The team’s efforts have resulted in many Rifton product innovations and improvements, including the Rifton WAVE Bathing System - a thoroughly reimagined bath system that improves bathing or showering for the client and for the caregiver.
Improved skeletal development and recuperative periods of rest are part of any 24 hour postural management program. So, it makes sense to have a positioning system that allows a child to experience better quality rest by reducing the unwanted action of postural reflexes and asymmetrical muscle tone.
Each lying posture or attitude - whether it is in prone, supine or side position - will affect a child's level of relaxation and potential for movement. Having a supported posture throughout the day and night is integral to a child with postural needs.