Experience and documentation
The text is a summary of a Master’s thesis in Manual Therapy at the University of Bergen, 2014
The approach of the study was to investigate how gross motor function, joint mobility and spasticity in the lower limbs of a child with CP can be affected by using a motorised training and stimulation aid. The results from GMFM-66 and measurement of joint mobility show that it is possible to achieve a positive change in both gross motor function and joint mobility using the aid in question.
Experiences so far has shown that Innowalk can improve or maintain endurance, stomach functioning and posture control. In addition several users improved joint movement and for one user, Botox treatment was no longer indicated after the trial period ended.
Experiences so far have shown that Innowalk can be a relevant aid for stimulation and activation for children with server difficulties moving. Children who have trialed the aid have experienced increased movement, better sleep, better gastrointestinal function and reduced spasms. Some children have improved their waling function. Whether the aid is appropriate for the individual child is clarified after the trail period.