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CP  wheel chairs as the name suggests, these wheelchairs are specially customised for people who have the disease cerebral palsy.

We provide CP wheel chair for both adults and kids. Find CP wheel chair for adults, CP wheel chair for kids in our stores at Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Bathinda, Shimla.

What is CP - Cerebral Palsy?

Problems in Cerebral Palsy?

  • Contracture: This is a muscle tissue shortening due to severe muscle tightening (spasticity). Contracture severeal times inhibit bone growth, cause the bones to bend, and results in joint to deform causing joint deformities, dislocation or partial dislocation.

  • Premature aging: Some type of premature aging will affect most people with cerebral palsy in their 40s because of the strain the condition puts on their bodies.

  • Malnutrition: Swallowing or feeding problems can make it difficult for someone who has cerebral palsy, particularly an infant, to get enough nutrition. This can impair growth and weaken bones. Some children need a feeding tube to get enough nutrition to their bodies.

  • Mental health conditions: People with cerebral palsy might have mental health conditions, such as depression. Social isolation and the challenges of coping with disabilities can contribute to depression.

  • Heart and lung disease: People with cerebral palsy may develop heart disease and lung disease and breathing disorders.

  • Osteoarthritis: Pressure on joints or abnormal alignment of joints from muscle spasticity may lead to the early onset of this painful degenerative bone disease.

  • Osteopenia: Fractures due to low bone density (osteopenia) can stem from several common factors such as lack of mobility, nutritional shortcomings and anti-epileptic drug use.

 

Cerebral Palsy - Mobility Aids

There are numerous mobility aids, also called assistive devices, to help with mobility limitations that are associated with cerebral palsy. Most mobility aids can be adjusted to fit a child’s height or can be specially made to fit their individual needs. These custom made cerebral palsy mobility aids can greatly improve a child’s quality of life, as well as increase their independence.

 

Orthotic Devices

These devices can be simply explained are braces worn externally that improve and strengthen mobility.

 

There are two types of orthotic devices: accommodative orthotics and functional orthotics.

Accommodative orthotics

These  are “over the counter” devices, which can be purchased from the market - and do not need an approval from the doctor.

 

They are made in various sizes to fit anyone and can be bought in most pharmacies or sporting goods stores.

 

Functional orthotics

These devices are specifically made for the individual.

 

Orthotic devices come in a great variety of forms - they can be  hard, semi-soft or soft forms. Let's look at some types of orthotic braces, including:

  • Foot orthotics

  • Ankle-foot orthotics

  • Hip-knee-ankle-foot orthotics

  • Knee-ankle orthotics

  • Knee orthotics

  • Spinal orthotics

  • Trunk-hip-knee-ankle-foot orthotics

  • Prophylactic braces (mostly used for knee injuries)

 

Cerebral Palsy Walker

Walkers can help in assisting children with cerebral palsy with their mobility issues, including problems with balance and posture. They also allow the child to bear weight on their legs, which increases bone strength and reduces the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.

Cerebral Palsy Walker types:

4-wheeled posture control walkers -

This type of cerebral palsy walker has four posts with wheels on each. They can help children who have issues with balance and posture.

2-wheeled posture control walkers -

This type of cerebral palsy walker has four posts. The two posts in the front have wheels and the two posts in the back have rubber tips. The rubber tips on the rear posts allow for slower walking and more controlled movements, which is beneficial for those with severe balance impairments. These walkers also come with a built-in seat option to help with fatigue.

Chest-support walkers -

This type of cerebral palsy walker has four posts with wheels on each and a chest-support system to stabilize the trunk. They are ideal for children who do not have the ability to use their arms as needed for a traditional walker, but they can support their weight on their legs.

Gait trainers -

Gait trainers usually have four wheels and can help a child learn to walk properly, maintain momentum and build muscle skills. They have a built-in seat that allows the child to go from sitting to standing easily and often. They can come with a trunk component for those without the ability to support their own body weight while standing. They can also come with a harness to help improve posture, as well as head support attachments to improve head control.

Suspension walkers -

Suspension walkers are useful for those who have balance and posture issues and cannot support their full body weight while upright. These walkers have four posts with wheels on each and a suspension frame over head. A harness with a motorized lift attaches to the suspension frame, allowing the child to control how much weight they bear on their legs.

Cerebral Palsy Wheel chairs

Cerebral Palsy Wheelchairs are very common mobility aids for non-ambulatory cerebral palsy type of patients.

 

There are numerous design options in Cerebral Palsy Range of wheel chairs - two basic types:

1. Manual Wheelchairs and

2. Power Wheelchair also called Electric Wheelchairs.

Manual wheelchairs need be propelled by the user or can be pushed by an attendant. These wheel chairs do require upper body strength to move them.

Power wheelchairs are motor driven - they can be easily used by the patient himself using the controllers.

 

Types of Manual Wheelchairs for Cerebral Palsy:

Rigid frame wheelchairs -

These chairs do not fold and take up more space. However, they are often lighter than other chairs and require less maintenance.

Folding frame wheelchairs -

Folding frame wheelchairs fold to save space and for storage purposes. These models are often heavier than rigid frame wheelchairs and are not as customizable to fit the patient’s specific needs.

Reclining wheelchairs -

As the name suggests, these wheelchairs recline to allow for more comfort. These chairs are similar in frame to folding frame wheelchairs, but these chairs usually require more maintenance.

Power wheelchairs

These are more convenient for those who do not have the ability to propel a manual wheelchair. These are also well suited for those who maintain an active lifestyle. These chairs come with a variety of many different features and options. They’re also very customizable to an individual’s needs.

Electric wheelchairs come in rear wheel, front wheel or mid wheel drive and have a variety of different battery options as well. 

Important Points to consider when buying a wheelchair:

  • Type of wheelchair : Manual or power needed

  • Where the wheelchair will be used (indoor, outdoor or both)

  • Weight of the wheelchair

  • How the wheelchair will be used (daily activities, outdoor activities, sport, etc.)

  • How the wheelchair will be transported (a large vehicle and transport lift may be needed for heavier power models, whereas a folding frame chair fits easily in most cars)

  • Seat width and height

  • Seat cushioning

  • Armrest preference (some are adjustable or removable)

  • Leg and foot rest requirements

  • Type of battery (if buying an electric wheelchair)

  • Size and type of tire

Cerebral Palsy Wheel Chair Features:

Recline System

Recline system provides kids with the most comfortable resting environment. It also allows stretching of the abdominal muscles which can reduce stress and discomfort  after sitting in a wheelchair for long periods of time.

Light and Easy to Transport

It must be convenient for transport and storage.It is recommended to purchase other supportive devices if the user travels frequently.

Detachable and Swing-away Footrest

Tool-free swing away footrests make it convenient for kids to change position.  Optional elevated footrests allow users to raise legs and relax muscles when reclined. Compact and easy to store when folded.

Flip-back Armrest

Easy and convenient lateral movements such as moving to a bed.

Various Footrest Designs

For those with shorter legs, you can choose shorter footrests or elevated footrests.

Curved Head Support

Adjustable in height, position and angle to provide stable and comfortable head support. For a better and more comfortable fit, you can order side pillows or custom-made pillows.

Karma CP 200 Cerebral Palsy Wheelchair

 

Measurements

  • Seat Width - 15"

  • Seat Length - 17"

  • Seat Height - 22"

  • Floor to Seat Height - 17"

  • Total Width of Wheelchair Open Position   - 22"

  • Total Height of Wheelchair Open Position  - 40"

  • Total Length of Wheelchair Open Position  - 38"

  • Total Width of Wheelchair Folding Position   - 14"

  • Total Height of Wheelchair Folding Position  - 38"

  • Total Length of Wheelchair Folding Position  - 30"

Features

  • The multi-functional headrest can adjust to the most desirable angles.

  • Frame weights only 11kg once folded; nimble and easy to transport

  • Tilt-in-space seat offers pressure relief and a shift in center of gravity

  • Compact when folded, requiring minimal storage space

  • Ultra light weight aluminium alloy frame

  • Epoxy powder coated frame

  • Detachable arm rest & foot rest provided

  • Elevated foot rest provided to elevate leg angle

  • Height adjustable and detachable head rest

  • Hydraulic reclining high back for a comfortable posture

  • Detachable back and seat pad

  • Lever and paddle brakes provided

  • Safety belt provided

  • Maintenance free rear solid wheels

  • Anti wheels for better safety and stability

  • Extra cushion upholstery provided to under arm, head & leg

Forza Freedom CP Foldable wheelchair

 

The Freedom 6000 CP Chair is a perfect solution for a person with Cerebral Palsy. 

It is a simple but highly durable wheelchair with a 3 position reclining backrest. With three standard sizes to choose from, it is quick and easy to find the right size for user needs. When removing the leg rests, armrests and rear wheels the Freedom 6000 CP Chair can be stored in the smallest car boot.

The Features of Forza Freedom CP Foldable Features are:

  1. Three Position Reclining Backrest.

  2. Flip back & detachable armrest.

  3. swing in / out detachable & elevating legrests.

  4. Detachable and Adjustable Head Rest / Neck Rest.

  5. Quick Release Rear Wheels for hassle-free transportations.

  6. Flat-free tyres, fire retardant upholstery.

  7. Anti-tippers for safety on slopes.

  8. Foldable Seat Cushion.

  9. Pocket at the back, seat belt and heel straps for the safety of the user. Weight-bearing capacity 125kg.

Kosmocare Cerebral Palsy Wheelchair
 

A fine quality wheelchair, it comes with reclining high back and extra cushioned upholstery. It is specially designed for children with cerebral palsy.

 

Features:

- Folding wheelchair with detachable; height adjustable deskjet armrest for easy transfer to/from bed & detachable footrest.

- Lightweight aluminum alloy anodized frame.

- Elevating footrests to rest legs at various levels and calf supports. Height adjustable and detachable head rest.

- A hydraulic reclining high back for a comfortable posture. Detachable back and seat cushion and an anti tripping mechanism to prevent it from tipping when tilted.

- Hard cushioned seat and back. The smaller seat width of 15" (38 cm) with cloth look like water proof upholstery and a safety belt for added safety.

- Load carrying Capacity: 100 Kg/220 lb.

- Net Weight (approx.): 18.5 Kg/ 41 lb.


 

  • Folding wheelchair with detachable; height adjustable deskjet armrest for easy transfer to/from bed & detachable footrest.

  • Lightweight aluminum alloy anodized frame.

  • Elevating footrests to rest legs at various levels and calf supports. Height adjustable and detachable head rest.

  • A hydraulic reclining high back for a comfortable posture. Detachable back and seat cushion and an anti tripping mechanism to prevent it from tipping when tilted.

  • Hard cushioned seat and back. The smaller seat width of 15" (38 cm) with cloth look like water proof upholstery and a safety belt for added safety. Out to out width in open position : 19 inches

Ques / Ans

Q.1 Why might a child with Cerebral Palsy need to use a wheelchair?

Ans. Cerebral Palsy problem causes impairment of muscles and hampers movement, leading to spastic or flaccid muscles, impaired reflexes, poor coordination, involuntary movements, poor posture, and impaired balance. These issues heavily impact the person’s ability to move from place to place - and therefore would require a special cerebral palsy wheelchair. 

 

Q.2 Where can I buy a Cerebral Palsy wheelchair?

Ans. We at Healthy Jeena Sikho provide - Cerebral Palsy Wheelchair on sale - in the following cities Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Bathinda and Shimla.

 

Q.4What equipment do people with cerebral palsy use?

Ans. The following equipments may be used for an individual who is facing cerebral palsy issue - Crutches, Cerebral Palsy Walkers, Cerebral Palsy Wheelchairs and Braces.