When supported in ‘MyWay’, the wheeled frame allows children to propel themselves about their environment in an upright position, using their lower limbs, keeping their hands free to play and explore. ‘MyWay’ has a revolutionary harness support system which delivers the core stability required to support head control and limb movement, enabling children to achieve optimum stepping ability.
‘MyWay’s open-frame design makes touching, feeling, participating and discovering easier, giving children more opportunities for development and learning. It also allows therapists to get close to the child and work with their lower limbs whilst they are in ‘MyWay’. It helps provide independence, freedom and movement with a harness support system that ensures comfortable postural support for children with a range of needs. For example, scoliosis or lordosis, those with low truncal tone and those who experience dystonic movements. ‘MyWay’ can be fine-tuned with prone angle and shoulder height to achieve the optimum position for mobility specific to each child.
MyWay’s open-back design allows therapists to get close to the child and work with their lower limbs whilst they are in the product, helping maximise the therapeutic benefits delivered by MyWay.
The optional ankle guides are designed to help separate the child’s legs to control scissoring gait. The MyWay ankle guide rails are flexible, which gives children more flexibility during use and in set-up. The guides can be used at the ankle or adjusted slightly higher up the calf, depending on individual needs.
Many children experience difficulties maintaining good trunk alignment when in an upright position but the MyWay harness offers something different. The structure and comfortable support delivered by the harness means it works for children with a range of postural support needs. The MyWay harness also provides a ‘hug’ like effect, which can increase sensory feedback, dampen involuntary movement and provide comfort.
The optional headrest accessory is available to ensure a safe head position for children who might need additional support it e.g. those who experience fluctuating movement.
So many posabilities
The possibilities for play activities are endless in MyWay including football, pushing a doll’s pram, playing at the sandpit, doing table-top activities etc. All these activities provide the child with increased opportunity for learning, development and enjoyment.