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Parents With Children In Therapy Are Thrilled With The Progress They See

When therapy is painful or difficult, getting a child to actively participate can be very frustrating for a parent. When a therapist incorporates a Power Pumper® into the session. The pain and difficulty seem to vanish. The Power Pumper® has been a major factor in changing children’s attitude toward therapy. Why? From the child’s perspective it all starts with the look of the Power Pumper®. They like the fact that it looks “cool”, unlike the other mobility devices in therapy that are developed for special-needs children. As they ride it, they find the Power Pumper® is easy to operate and fun to use! Many parents like Power Pumper® because its low center of gravity provides a feeling of security and a stable ride for their child. They also like the fact that it promotes movement of both upper and lower extremities. Parents who have children with severe special-needs find that even their child is able to use the Power Pumper®. Instead of struggling with the frustration of coaxing children to do their therapy and exercises, parents and therapists report that it is difficult to get children to get off the Power Pumper because they are having so much fun.

Power Pumper – Instrumental In A Child Meeting His Therapeutic Goals

Case Study Salt Lake City, UT – April 2002

Chrystalin’s nine-year-old son was born with Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy. He has been in therapy at Primary Children’s Medical Center since the age of two. At his annual evaluation, his therapist made a list of goals and eight months later 90% of them had not yet been reached. Then, in January of 2000, the therapist introduced a Power Pumper® into the session. Chrystalin’s son spent the entire therapy hour riding the Power Pumper®. He loved it! He began looking forward to his physical therapy and the Power Pumper® was the major motivator. By the time of his next annual evaluation, he had been using the Power Pumper® at his sessions for only three months. Because of the Power Pumper®, he met his goals 100% and the family purchased one for home use.

 

The Power Pumper® provides significant therapeutic benefits for:

  • Bilateral Coordination
  • Extremity Development
  • Self-esteem & Confidence
  • Social Skills Development
  • Praxis or Motor Planning
  • Increased Endurance
  • Directionality
  • Muscle Tone
  • Visual Skills
  • Age AppropriatePlay Skills
  • Motor Coordination
  • Posture Stability
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Speech
  • Regulation of Activity
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