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Meet Tommy in his R82 Mustang

Achieve Gait Progress with the R82 Mustang

25 May 2022
Tommy, an inquisitive 3-year-old has recently started using R82’s Mustang gait trainer that allows proper positioning and support for children while they learn the skills of stepping and walking.
It gives the child a reasonable chance to develop and feel the happiness of performing. In everyday life, the child will be able to participate longer in daily activities and live a life on their own terms. 
Meet Tommy!
Tommy lives with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex which has caused the growth of benign tumours, particularly in his brain and affects movement and abilities. Tommy has high tone in his lower legs and requires a lot of support to facilitate walking and to progress developmentally.
The Mustang is designed to assist gait in a wide range of abilities. The anterior position is ideal for users unable to fully weight bear on their feet, or if motor skills are reduced and the user needs support around the trunk and pelvis.

The posterior position can be used for those children who have improved gait development, more advanced trunk stability and who are capable of bearing their full weight.

The Mustang allows prone which shifts the centre of gravity forwards of the base of support. This assists the child in overcoming inertia, enabling them to make that crucial first step.
Early days but amazing improvement!
Whilst still in the early stages of developing a correct gait, Tommy has shown encouraging progress in the short time he has spent with the Mustang. He still has a tendency to hop but can already place one foot in front of the other.

Tommy loves social interaction and is keen to explore. Frances believes this self- motivation, coupled with the Mustang’s capabilities, will ensure Tommy can achieve long range progression in his standing and walking abilities.

R82 Mustang

The Mustang is a walking aid for disabled children and youngsters, who need supplementary assistance with their daily walking.

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