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Therapists Use the Power Pumper in a Wide Range of Applications

What is the secret behind motivating children and encouraging them to participate in their pediatric therapy? The secret is the Power Pumper®. Therapists have found the Power Pumper® to be a major factor in helping children successfully accomplish their therapeutic goals. Children overwhelmingly embrace this new mobility device because they see it as engaging and fun, not therapy. Children are instantly attracted to it because of its “cool” design. Riding the Power Pumper® is so enjoyable they do not want to stop. As a mobility device that exercises both upper and lower extremities, it has proven to be effective in increasing muscle strength, endurance, extremity development and motor coordination. These are just a few of the positive results seen in children when implementing the Power Pumper® into their therapy sessions. Because it is influential in changing a child’s attitude toward therapy, and its use produces significant results, therapists using the Power Pumper® consider it a “must have” mobility device.

The Power Pumper® – Provides New Hope For Child With Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus

Case Study from June, 2000. North/Central Illinois Angel from North/Central Illinois was born with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus, which has presented significant mobility problems and delays in gross motor development. He requires the use of a wheel chair and cannot stand without braces. He also suffers from reduced upper body range of motion, strength and coordination. He requires assistance with dressing, eating and other self care skills. He is enrolled in the public school system but his condition isolated him from the other children. This caused him to be withdrawn and cry. After Angel’s mother saw an ad for the Power Pumper®, she was able to secure one through the Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central Illinois. Since using the Power Pumper®, Angel has become significantly more active. He is now using his legs to propel himself, giving him increased leg strength. Perhaps more important, Angel now feels more included in his peer group at school and is less withdrawn. With his increased mobility, he has become more sociable and confident. His improved ability to use his arms and legs has, in turn, increased hope in his ability to learn to walk.


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 Appropriate Play Skills
  • Motor Coordination
  • Posture Stability
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Speech
  • Regulation of Activity
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