If your child can benefit from the Power Pumper, please remember that funding sources are available to provide free Power Pumpers in your area.
More information about our sponsor:
The Columbia-Inland Corporation manufactures the Power Pumper.В The Power Pumper is a “cool-looking” physical therapy device which has been proven useful to children with special healthcare needs. It is being used successfully with children who have autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brain injuries, hemiplegia, brachial plexus injuries, and many others.В The Power Pumper improves strength, coordination, bilateral integration, vestibular (movement) processing, proprioceptive (heavy input to muscles and joints) processing, body awareness, and directionality.
Compared to a regular bicycle, the Power Pumper focuses more on upper body strength, rather than lower body.В Additionally, it provides enough stability for those children with balance dysfunction to allow independence that is not achieved with other wheeled equipment.В For many children, riding the Power Pumper increases their self-confidence; since this is the first time they are able to ride a вЂњbikeвЂќ independently.
If any of you are interested in getting one for your child, you can visit The Power Pumper website.
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Kind regards and thanks for supporting our sponsor,