• Use of an In-Home Body Weight Support System by a Child With Spina Bifida

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Purpose:
    To examine the feasibility of a new open-area body weight support system to act as both an “assistive” and a “rehabilitative” device within the home.
    Intervention:
    A 5-year-old boy with spina bifida used the BWSS during self-selected activities for 10 weeks. Feasibility, behavioral, and clinical assessments provided a quantification of his activity in and out of the BWSS.
    Outcomes:
    On average, the child used the device on 2.7 days/week and for 67 minutes/day during intervention. When in the BWSS , the child's locomotor activity and engagement in adapted sports activities...
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