Rehab engineering

The horse is the therapist

With hippotherapy, the horse provides the therapy. Three-year-old Jack Foster sat on his mother’s lap as she wrapped a towel carefully around his neck. “Jack has cerebral palsy and low muscle tone,” said his mother, Emily … READ MORE

Horses sooth the soul for special needs kids

The healing power of equine therapy. A pink-haired teenager painted two pictures on the side of her massive, living canvas. First, the girl drew a picture of a broken heart and a horse. Then, she used the paint to sketch a person and … READ MORE

Transforming orthotics with 3D printing

Orthoses, often referred to as orthotics, are traditionally passive devices worn by people to support an injured or weak body part. The ambitious, yet simple vision of this advancement in AFOs is about the look on a patient’s … READ MORE

iPad opens world to a disabled boy

OWEN CAIN depends on a respirator and struggles to make even the slightest movements — he has had a debilitating motor-neuron disease since infancy. Intuitive nature of technology. By Emily B. Hager, The New York Times October 29, … READ MORE

Ankle-foot orthoses improve CP gait

Strategies alter ankle, knee kinematics. Floor-reaction ankle foot orthoses and wedge-based tuning significantly improve ankle and knee kinematics in children with cerebral palsy, according to separate studies from Greenvile, SC, and … READ MORE

An exoskeleton spine brace for scoliosis

A dynamic exoskeleton that gathers data from the human spine could provide clues for more effective treatment of scoliosis. By Kristen Clark, IEEE Spectrum February 8, 2016. Scoliosis Family Adventures For the unlucky 3 percent of … READ MORE

2016 Adapted bike registration now open

Register for the 2016 Adapted Bike Clinic $50 Membership entitles you to the use of a custom-fit bike for a year! Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families has hosted the Adapted Bike Clinic in Calgary for over 15 years. The Discovery … READ MORE

AFO friendly footplates for pedals

Spring Tune Up! Footplates for tricycles and bicycles, including installation provided compliments of Braceworks. No charge – call to schedule service for your bike. Lightweight and durable footplate design. Available in small, … READ MORE

Dr. Jordan Raugust, MD, FRCPC, CSCN (EMG)

Kinesis is a specialty medical clinic founded by a group of physiatrists. Physiatrists are specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat illnesses that affect how one moves. At … READ MORE
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