CASE STUDY: 20-year-old with complex disabilities set to take on a Parkrun thanks to Jiraffe

CASE STUDY: 20-year-old with complex disabilities set to take on a Parkrun thanks to Jiraffe

Due to her condition, Alice gradually lost the ability to walk on her own, in spite of initially having the ability to at an early age.

Alice Lee, 20, lives with a CASK Gene Mutation, which has led to complicated disabilities. As a result, she requires aid with all daily jobs and is fed through her gastrostomy.

A Derbyshire youngster with complex disabilities has her sights set on taking part in a Parkrun event after bespoke equipment supplied by Sheffield-based postural assistance specialist Jiraffe assisted her to gain back the capability to stroll separately.

Alices mum, Joanne, said: “Alice absolutely loves getting outside in her Pacer. Not only does it have all the advantages of providing physio, however, it also provides her the flexibility and capability to be independently mobile outside whilst preserving her posture and keeping her safe.

Jiraffe is the UK circulation division of Jenx, a business that has actually been investigating, creating, and producing innovative developmental postural equipment to support kids with specific postural requirements because 1982.

The Pacer Gait Trainer by Rifton is developed to encourage appropriate positioning by offering the dynamic weight-bearing and weight-shifting needed for a more natural gait pattern and easier stepping.

Following a recommendation by one of Jiraffes specialist Product Advisors, Alice can now walk individually as soon as more using a Pacer Gait Trainer by Rifton and Supine Stander by Jenx– distributed in the UK by Sheffield-based postural support professional Jiraffe.

” The Pacer encourages progress for all of its users so that they can go wherever they like without anything standing in their method– motivating social inclusion and activity. The Pacer can be adjusted in a variety of methods order to be customized to the user’s needs, making it the ideal choice to increase movement in early youth.”

Richard Harvey, National Clinical Training Manager at Jiraffe, commented: “We’re thrilled that the Pacer has provided Alice the opportunity to walk independently outdoors.

” Alice takes part in lots of occasions and races with me both running and pushing her in her running wheelchair. When our physio recommended the Pacer, it was best for Alice! Alice is quite part of our running group Clumber Runners, as I constantly run with her, and the group is really thrilled to see Alice strolling!

Thanks to the Pacer, Alice is now able to do what she loves finest– taking and getting outdoors part in running events. She has now set her sights on completing a 5km Parkrun as soon as mass involvement occasions have actually rebooted in the UK after the Covid-19 pandemic.

” We enjoy that throughout lockdown 2 shielding, she can still go out with her pacer even if it’s just round our little estate.

” Her very first occasion utilizing the Pacer must have been the Superhero Triathlon, which was sadly canceled due to Covid-19. However we have whatever crossed for next year– hopefully, we can construct up her range so she can participate in her first Parkrun separately as soon as it restarts once again.”